“The Emeritus Professor Shehu Jimoh won several Scholarships and Prizes during his educational career, among are; Best Student in Literature (H.T.G.S. Ora) 1955, Best Student in English and Geography ABU,1963-64, University Scholar, ABU Zaria 1964-67, University Scholar, University of lfe (OAU)1975-77, Best overall Student, AMC 24191, ASCON Badagry 1991, Listed in who-is-who in the following Directory: Ilorin Directory by America Biographical institute, Nigeria; by international Biographical Centre, The Contemporary who-is-who by America Biographical institute, Distinguished ALUMNI Award, OAU, lle-lfe, and National Honours Award of OON”
Shehu Ahmed Jimoh, OON an emeritus Professor of Education Psychology was born on the 28th of February, 1944. He hailed from Ilorin town in Ilorin West Local government of Kwara state. Lord Jim, as he is popularly called started with Islamic Education which is typical of an average Ilorin Man. His lslamic background prepared him for future challenges.
He had his Secondary education at the Holy Trinity Grammar School, Sabongidda Ora in the then Middle Western Region now Edo State between 1957 to 1961. He proceeded to the prestigious Ahmadu Bello
University, Zaria between 1963-67 where he bagged B.A (Hons) English. He also attended the University of Dakar, Senegal between July and September 1966 where he obtained a Certiﬁcate of Proﬁciency in F ranch.
In his quest for knowledge he was at the Premier University, University of lbadan where he obtained a PGDE in 1968, making him a Professional Teacher and a competent Education Administrator. He was still not satisﬁed with his educational achievement, he went ahead to obtain M.Ed in Education Psychology in 1971 and PhD (Education) in 1977 making him the ﬁrst Ph.D (Education) graduate of University of lfe now Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-lfe.
The Emeritus Professor (Shehu Jimoh) won several Scholarships and Prizes during his educational career, among are; Best Student in Literature (H.T.G.S. Ora) 1955, Best Student in English and Geography ABU,
1963-64, University Scholar, ABU Zaria 1964-67, University Scholar, University of lfe (OAU)
1975-77, Best overall Student, AMC 24191, ASCON Badagry 1991, Listed in who-is-who in the following Directory: Ilorin Directory by America Biographical institute, Nigeria; by international Biographical Centre, The Contemporary who-is-who by America Biographical institute, Distinguished ALUMNI Award, OAU, lle-lfe, and National Honours Award of OON.
He belonged to several Learned/Professional, Societies; which include Member Educational Studies Association of Nigeria, Member, Nigerian Psychological Association, Member British Psychological Society, Member, Association of Psychology Teachers, Member, International Association for Educational Assessment and Member Nigeria Society for Educational Psychologist.
The status attained by him has to do with the working experiences gained over the years. He started during the Civil War as at Teacher/Principal in the then llorin College, Ilorin now Govemment High School, llorin 1967-70, Teacher I Vice Principal, llorin Grammar School 1972-73. He was a founding
member of Kwara State College of Technology (now Kwara State Polytechnic) in the English Department, 1973-77. He joined as a Lecturer ll in 1973 and rose to the position of Senior Lecturer in 1977. He joined the services of the “Better by F ar University” University of llorin, in 1978 as a Lecturer I and became a Senior Lecturer in 1980.
The tenacity and doggedness with which he delivered assignments with minimum supervision and a high level of precision made to the Kwara State Government sought the permission of his employers, the University of llorin, to appoint him the Provost of Kwara State College of Education, Oro between 1985-1992. The standard and quality he bequeathed the College made the NCCE use the College for a pilot study on new approaches to NCE Certiﬁcates and the Quality assurance exercise during the Educational Reform programme of President Olusegun Obasanjo. He went back to the University and between 1994-95, he was Ag. HOD and Reader in the Department of Education Psychology. The State Government again gave him another assignment as the Sole Administrator of Kwara State Polytechnic between 1996-97. He became a Professor of Education Psychology in 1995 and was Dean, Students Affairs between 2004 to 2008.
He rendered several services to the University, his Community and the nation at large. These include; Chairman of Task Forces in the University, Member of various Committees such as Senate Committee on
Memorandum for Visitation Panel, Chairman University of llorin Muslim Community, Public Orator of the University etc. He rendered selﬂess services to his Community and the Nation; Coordinator, Council of Muslim Organisations 1999 till his death; he co-founded the then Super Pioneer Football Club of llorin in the 70s. Similarly, he founded llorin Literary and Dramatic Society which usually performed at State functions in the Government House during Col. David Bamigboye’s (rid) reign. The Dramatic Society was rated very high and its performance was categorised like the dramatic group of the Great Britain that usually performed in Burginhan Palace. He was also the Chairman of Pakata Area Development Association between 2005 – 2010. Professor Shehu was a Member, Technical Committee on the Establishment of AHikmah University, Kwara State University, Malete and Crescent University Abeokuta. He was also Editorial Adviser of several Journals, Consultants to ECOWAS and UNESCO on Education programme and Capacity Building in Teacher Training, State Consultant to British Council and UNICEF on several programmes.
His attendance of Major Workshops and Seminars for over 3 decades took him to all nooks and crannies of this Country and beyond. He attended Seminars in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Latin America on several important issues on Education and its development. He has over 40 Major Public Lectures, Seminar papers and Technical reports to his credit which he painstakingly delivered over the years. His
Publications were over 50 in various disciplines and aspects of Education and Social life. His Job experiences are testimonies that he was a Man of lntemational repute. His Research activities
included Staff Evaluation Procedures, School Discipline and Contemporary Developments, An Examination of the Role and Relevance of the External Examiner in the Examination System of
Tertiary Institutions and Primary Education in Nigeria and the prospect of the UBE (Universal Basic Education).
Professor Shehu Jimoh was happily married with Children. He enjoyed reading and writing.
He socialised with people of diverse background. His belief and philosophy is doing things the right way. He does not compromise quality and standard. He was a Disciplinarian to the letter. His contemporaries saw him as a Realist while his colleagues saw him as an accomplished Educationist and his
subordinates view him as an astute administrator and a good Leader.
B.A. (Hons)E|1QllSh,A.B.U, Zaria, 1967; PGDE Ibadan), 1969; M.Ed. (lfe), 1971; Ph.D. (lfe),
Role: Professor of Educational Psychology and Dean of Student Affairs
Area of Research Interest.
Educational Psychology, Research in Education, History of Education,
(a) UNESCO Consultant on Teacher Education in The Gambia – 2004
(bji ECOWAS Consultant on HIV/AIDS Edumtion in WestAl’rica 2005
(c) British Co-uncillworld Bank Kwara State Consultanton UBE
SOME OF HIS PUBLICATIONS
Jimoh, S A. (1972) “A critical appraisal of Islamic Education with particular reference to
relevant happenings on the Nigerian -$ne” Nigerian Joumal of Islam. Vol. 1 No.2 pp 31-50
(Published by Conference of Muslim Lecturers and Administrative Staff of Nigeria
Jimoh, S.A.( 1978) “Subjective orientation among Yoruba and Hausa School-going
adolescents‘ Conﬂuence Vol. 1, No. 1 pp 68-74
B Jimoh, S.A. (1978) “Adolescent Subjective orientation and the incidence of classroom
disruptive behaviour”. The Journal of Education inAfrica .Vol. 1 No.2 pp. 25-34.
Jimoh, S.A. (1978) “Situational variations in subjective orientation among Nigerian School-
going adolescents”. Nigeria Journal of Psychology. Vols. 2&3, pp. 49-56
Jimoh, S.A. (1982) “Effect of agreement and disagreement between the teacher and
the student leader on classroom group productivity”. Joumal of Science teachers’
Association of Nigeria . Vol. 21, No. 1 pp. 133- 142.
Jimoh, S.A. (1983) “Signiﬁcance of Students’ grafﬁti a preliminary investigation”
llorin Joumal of Education. Vol. 3 pp. 114-125.
Jimoh S.A. (1984) “The Nigerian adolescent: his problems and guidance needs”. The Nigerian Principal. Vol. 1 No.5, pp. 29-34.
Jimoh, S.A. (I985) ‘Nigerians’ concept of death and its implications for Counselling in Nigeria “. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, Vol. 8, pp. 75-83.
Jimoh, S.A. (1985) “Conducting and reporting educational research: Students of University of llorin report their experiences”.
Florin Journal of Education. Vol.. 5, pp. 139- “47
Jimoh, S.A. (1986) “Implications of the National Policy on Education for language teaching in secondary schools”. Realities and challenges of the Nigerian Educational System, a publication of ESAN, Vol. 1, pp. 106-109.
Jimoh, S.A. (1986) “Soldiers in Schools: a new dimension to discipline in Nigerian Schools‘. Oro Joumal of Educational Studies. Vol.1No.1,pp. 33-42.
Jimoh, S.A. (1986) “Some aspects of Nigerian personality and their implications for school psychology programmes”. Nigerian Joumal of Applied Psychology Vol. 1, pp. 171- 186.
Jimoh, S.A.(1996) “The Acquired Immune Deﬁciency Syndrome and the Nigerian Situation. Some Socio-Cultural Considerations”. Paper presented at the Third African Regional Congress, July 1995.
lntemational Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Seminar Proceedings.
Jimoh, S.A.s 8 F.O Olasehinde (2003) “Socio-cultural Issues in Psychological Research and Practice‘. Nigerian Joumal of Educational Foundations, Vol. 6, No.1, pp. 118-130.
Jimoh, S.A.(2004) Editor. Foundations of Education, a publication of the Department of Educational Foundations, University of llorin .
Jimoh, S.A. (2004) “Islamic education in Nigeria )J_i_rnoh_NS.A. (Ed) Foundation of Education, all*ipubl‘icatic’rT_oTtiie“JepartmiiEint‘of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education,
University of llorin, llorin Pp. 15-22. ‘
Jimoh, S.A. (2004) “University Teaching as a Profession: Issues and Problems”. In Ogunsakin, EA (Ed) Teaching in Tertiary Institutions, a publication of the Faculty of education, University of llorin , pp 1-13.
Jimoh, S.A.(2005) “ Writing a research proposal” in Saliu H.A, J.0. Oyebanji and A. Jimoh (Eds) Basic Issues in Research Methodology pp 1-10.
Jimoh, S.A.(2004) “Concerned about Scholarship? Lets examine the examiners” Accepted for Publication in Crucial Issues in education, a publication of the Faculty of Education, Unilorin.
Lasisi, R.O., S.A. Jimoh, E.O Kofoworola, L. Edungbopla, R.A. Olaoye (2005). Lmeri kingdom: Origin and Development. Report of a research sponsored by the University of llorin Senate Research Grant . .
Jimoh, S.A. (1992) Our Man Kazir: a tribute to a Governor who performed. llorin: Atoto Press.
Jimoh, S.A. (2005) ‘Conflicts in Nigeria : the new trend and the way out. Publication of National Association for the Promotion of Studies in Religious Education and Language, 2006, pp1 18
Jimoh, S.A. (Ed.) (2006) llorin: Centre of Learning llorin :Jimson Publishers
Jimoh, S.A. (2006) From Provincial Primary School to Govemment Secondary school : the story of the oldest school in llorin (1914-2006)”.
Jimoh , S.A. (2006) llorin: Centre of Learning, pp117.137.