In line with the Directorate of Research and External Relation’s best practices, the Directorate stands on two major pivots: (a) Research, which encompasses academic staff as well as students and (b) External Relations which include collaborations and building relationships that are beneficial to the University.
The present staff members are:

Prof. Samuel E. Oladipo – Director
Dr. Adefunke Ekine – Deputy Director
Mrs. Adedoja T. Kalejaiye – PAR/Secretary
Mrs. Olajumoke A. Sanusi – Assistant Registrar
Mrs. Adejumoke O. Itodo – Chief Clerical Officer
Mr. Owolabi Agoro Senior – Clerical Officer

The year 2022 started with a lot of promises and hopes of higher and better achievement in the Directorate. Plans were made, training were planned for both teaching and non-teaching staff to improve the quality of the university workforce but as the saying goes , man proposes but God disposes. The ASUU strike experienced in Nigeria universities for eight months affected the Directorate adversely resulting in a drastic reduction in activities. Despite that however, the Directorate was able to carry out a few activities as discussed below:

The Directorate on behalf of the university received a visiting fellow in person of Prof. Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome to the Directorate for six weeks (January and February). Prof. Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome, a Professor of Political Science from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, United State worked with the Department of Political Science on ‘Graduate Mentorship, Curriculum development and Inter-disciplinary action Research. Her research interests include ‘Effects of globalization, post-colonialism and post-modernity on economic and political transformation; Gender, Democracy and Citizenship in Africa and African Diaspora Studies. The programme was sponsored by the Carnegie fellowship which is a yearly programme that involves African scholars from the diaspora networking and giving back to higher institutions back home in order to generate new ideas and promote cross fertilization. While here at the university, Prof. Okome was able to host webinars involving Researchers like:

  1. Prof. Ken on ”Book publishing”
  2. Dr. Bukola Ogunkua (MBBS, MPH, MHS, LPC, CRRP, FAAETS) CEO, BATO Inc Philadephia, PA ”Adverse childhood Experiences and Resilience through the lense of Research”.
  3. Dr. Naluwenbe Binaisa “Qualitative Research Methodologies”
  4. Barometers

She also interacted with the university management, Entrepreneurial Action in Us (ENACTUS) of the university community at large. A big donation of books was given to the Library at the end of her visit.

The directorate hopes to further leverage in the opportunities resulting from this one exchange visit in future.

Thirteen out of fifteen Research proposals submitted to TETfund were approved and funds disbursed to the Principal Investigators. The titles of the winning proposals are as listed below:

1Prof. Samuel. E. OladipoLife Skill as panacea for Burnout Among
academic staff of Universities: TASUED in focus.
2Dr. Owoyele J. W.Psycho-Social and Demographic predictors of
suicide ideation among TASUED
undergraduates: implications for psychological
3Dr. Oriola Mufutau OluwakemiSelect Nigerian National Newspapers’ Framing
of the 2019 Presidential Election campaign,
perception and voting pattern of TASUED
Community members.
4Dr. Awofala Awoyemi AbayomiAssociation of self-related health with
multimorbidity among women cohort with
varied parity status in Ogun State.
5Prof. Oyebanjo Oluwakemi A.Enhancing students’ learning outcome in
secondary school mathematics using Concrete-
Representational Abstract (CRA) sequence in
Ogun State.
6Prof. Adeniran A. AdetoroAssessment of the use of open educational
resources in Tai Solarin University of Education.
7Dr. Banjo Folake MaryAssessment of safe-sex knowledge, human
immunodeficiency virus risk and sexual
behaviour profiles among female students of
Tai Solarin University of Education.
8Prof. Bamiro Adekunle OladipupoHealth risk assessment of human Exposure to
Potentially Toxic Elements (PTEs) in the dust
samples from University campuses in South
West, Nigeria.
9Dr. (Mrs) Oluwakemi Oluwabunmi BanjokoBioactive microfluidic paper sensor for
determination of pesticides in agricultural food
samples in South West, Nigeria.
10Dr. Adeoye M. AdeniyiAddressing non-marital cohabitation among
university undergraduate through psycho-
educational program in Tai Solarin University of
11Dr. Ahmed Olakunle SimisayeEvaluation of utilisation of Tai Solarin University
of Education library resources and services by
students and staff.
12Dr. Adefunke EkineEnhancing Science, Technology, Engineering
and Mathematics (STEM) learning outcome
through Inquiry Learning Space (ILS) in some
secondary schools in Ijebu Ode LGA, Ogun
13Dr. Sowole OlusegunHealth risk assessment of natural radionuclides
ingestion from selected edible crops cultivated
around limestone excavating areas in Ogun

ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTION IN US (ENACTUS): ENACTUS group was encouraged and brought under the radar of a committee as well as the Directorate of Research and External Relations for mentoring. ENACTUS being a student volunteer group on campus has been doing excellently well having won two grants to conduct their research on baby care. They were encouraged to submit a full fledge proposal under the Tetfund fair ( TETFair).

In conclusion, despite the eight months ASUU strike in 2022, the Directorate still stove to make its presence felt within the university campus and even beyond the shores of the country. Our impact is felt among the members of staff as our training are unending and we have been able to celebrate our little wins looking to better results as the years go by.

Prof. S.E. Oladipo
Director (DRER)