Welcome : Department of English

M. A. Alo

Dr. M.A. Alo , M.A., Ph.D. (Reading)


Message from the HOD:

The overarching philosophy of the Department of English, University of Ibadan, is provision of quality, elaborate and up-to-date training in English and literary studies for both undergraduate and post-graduate students. The aim is to produce high-level man-power that will be able to communicate effectively in English to enhance personal, corporate and national development. The Department equips students with the skills to use the English language creatively and to respond appropriately to the creative imagination of others. Above all, the Department continually produces students who will not only be relevant in such areas as teaching, administration, journalism and telecommunications, but also will be able to create jobs for others and for themselves, and competently compete with their colleagues within and outside Nigeria.

Past Heads of the Department

Paul Christopherson, M. A., Dr. Phil. (Copenhagen), Ph. D. (Cantab). 1948-1954

M. Molly Mahood, M.A. (Oxon). 1954-1963

Desmond E. S. Maxwell, B.A. Ph.D. (Dublin). 1963-1967

H.W. Whitehall, B.A. (Lond.), M. A. (Edin.), Ph.D. (Iowa State),

D.SL. (Indiana), Dip. H.Ed. (Cantab.) 1967-1968

W.H. Stevenson, M.A. (Edin.), B. Litt. (Oxon). 1968-1969

Alastair W. Thomson 1973-1974

M.J.C. Echeruo, B.A. (Lond.). M.A. Ph.D, (Cornell) 1974-1979

L.A. Banjo, M.A. (Glas. & U.C.L.A.), Ph.D (Ibadan), Dip. E.S. (Leeds). 1979-1980

D.S. Izevbaye, B.A. Ph.D. (Ibadan). 1980-1982

D.S. Izevbaye, B.A. Ph.D. (Ibadan). 1982-1985

S.O. Asein, B.A. (Ibadan), M.A. (York, Toronto). Ph.D. (Ibadan) 1985-1987

I. Okpewho, B.A. (Lond.) Ph.D. (Denver) 1987-1990

S.O. Asein, B.A.(Ibadan),M.A.(York, Toronto) Ph.D. (Ibadan) 1990-1991

M.A. Amayo, B.A., Ph.D. (Ibadan). 1991-1993

N.O. Osundare, B.A. (Ibadan), M.A. (Leeds) Ph.D. (York, Toronto). 1993-1997

A.L. Oyeleye, B.A, M.A., Ph.D. (Ife), Cert. TEAP (Reading). 1997-1999

A.O. Dasylva, B.A., M.A. (Ife) Ph.D. (Ibadan). 1999-2001

S.O. Asein, B.A.(Ibadan),M.A.(York, Toronto) Ph.D. (Ibadan). 2001-2002

R.O. Oriaku, B.A. (Benin), M.A., Ph.D. (Ibadan). 2002-2004