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Banjo Olufunmilayo

Obafemi Awolowo University

Country: Nigeria

Institution: Obafemi Awolowo University

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Banjo registered for her master’s degree programme (M.Sc) in 2004 at the Department of Demography & Social Statistics, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Nigeria. In the course of the program, she was appointed as a Graduate Assistant in 2006. In 2009 she registered for a PhD program in the same department and graduated in 2015. She was awarded the CARTA PhD fellowship in 2013 for the period 2013-2017. She completed her PhD in 2015 and proceeded to a one-year CARTA Post-doctoral fellowship, which she completed in 2016. She has been promoted thrice since her assumption of duty as a Graduate Assistant in 2006; first to the rank of an Assistant Lecturer, then to Lecturer II and to the rank of Lecturer I about 3 years ago. She has taught a number of courses at the undergraduate level and as well supervised students’ long essays. She has been involved in a number of research works, which have enabled her to publish both in local and international journals. Apart from the workshops and seminars organized by CARTA (JAS 1-4) across the continent, Banjo has attended a number of seminars, workshops, and conferences both locally and internationally. After the completion of her 1-year postdoctoral fellowship, she has settled back in her home institution to continue her career both as a researcher and a lecturer. She has started to mentor a few of her junior colleagues and her graduate students. Banjo hopes to get to the peak of her career as a University Professor within the next 10 years.