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RESUME OF OLATUNJ1 AGBOOLA OLATEJU

olaolateju@yahoo.co.uk
Mobile phone: 07551877715. Home: 01792301900
7 Berwick Terrace, Mount Pleasant
Swansea, Wales. UK
SA1 6XT
Personal Attributes
 Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to work independently with minimal
direction, to take initiative, to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
 Demonstrated ability to establish/maintain satisfactory work relationships with the public
and other employees (including the mentoring of students), to deal tactfully and
effectively with co-workers, public and staff from other agencies.
 Demonstrated experience/willingness to learn how to work with multi-diagnosed
individuals (addictions, mental illness, etc.).
 Personal suitability includes flexibility, openness, genuineness, resilience and ability to
work independently and as part of a team.
 Ability to show sound knowledge of community resources and a willingness to work with
a culturally diverse population.
 Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
 Emotionally stable.
 Always ready to face challenges and
 Interact easily with people of various ages, social standings and cultural backgrounds.
 Ability to show sound knowledge of Best Practice in the areas of Mental Health,
 Addictions and Concurrent Disorders
 Strong practical goal/task, advocacy and problem-solving skills.
 Ability to show sound knowledge of community resources and a willingness to work with
a culturally diverse population.
 Demonstrated ability and competency in computer literacy.
 Ability to carry out the physical and mental demands of the position.
Skills include
 Ability to communicate both orally and in writing in a professional environment
 Experience and understanding of working to quality assurance and standards
 Proven interpersonal skills
 Good organizational skills and ability to prioritise work
 Interviewing skills in a professional environment
 An understanding and sensitivity to other cultures.
 Experience in providing counseling and guidance,
 Experience in managing and controlling aggressive behaviour
 Experience in managing fire procedures
 Experience basic Health procedures
 Experience in general office administration
 Experience in Teaching/Training
 Experience in in-bound and out-bound calls
 Experience in report-writing and minutes-taking
 Ability to prepare and type own document in MS Office suite (words, excel, power-
points)
 Experience in e-mailing and internet facilities.
 Experience in working to time limits and managing workloads

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 Knowledge of universal precautions to drug use.

Experiential Background:
 Demonstrated accomplishments and/or experience in Tertiary and Adult Education
 Related university degrees
 12 years related work experience
 Ability to work independently and to perform multiple competing tasks
 Strong organizational and administrative skills
 Attention to detail and the ability to understand the larger organizational context
 Professionalism, sound judgment and the ability to make effective decisions
 Demonstrated ability to handle several projects concurrently, set priorities and work
under the pressure of multiple priorities and deadlines
 Excellent judgment, initiative, conceptual thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
 Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
 Experience dealing with confidential and/or information of a sensitive nature
 Excellent computer skills; data entry, word processing and basic spreadsheets (MSOffice)

Work experience:
Possess over fifteen years work experience as stated below

Lagos State Polytechnic Lagos, Nigeria. April 1998 to January 2009:


Senior-Lecturer
A lecturer of Sociology, Social Philosophy, Citizenship Education and Research Methodology
both at ND and HND levels.

Work experience within the Polytechnic:


Member, Games and Sports Committee, 1998 to 2006.
Member, Students Welfare committee, 1999 to 2006
Chairman, School of Part Time Studies (Adult Education) Programme Monitoring Committee,
1999-2006.
Vice Chairman, Conferences and Seminars Committee, 2001 to 2006.
Assistant Director, Staff Training, Development and Capacity Building, 2004 - 2006.
Guidance and Counseling Officer, School of Part Time Studies, (Adult Education) 2008 - 2009.
Unique Achievements at the Polytechnic:
1. Established LASPOTECH PRESS – the Polytechnic publishing outfit
2. Published 3 journals and 1 Book of Reading for the Polytechnic
3. Facilitated many conferences and workshops for the Polytechnic staff.

Lagos State Polytechnic, September 1996 to March 1998:


Part Time Lecturer.

Democratic Party of Nigeria, February 1995 to February 1996:


Lagos State Secretary

National Constitutional Conference Commission Presidency Abuja, January 1993 to November 1995:
Special Assistant to Federal Constitutional Commission Member.

HOPE 93, November 1992 to December 1993:


Assistant Director Mass Organizations.

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(Chief MKO Abiola, SDP- Presidential Campaign Headquarters). Employed as Special Assistant
to the Campaign Manager. The role involved assisting the Manager in the administration of the
secretariat, campaign strategies including fund raising.
Unique achievement included creation of Mass Organization Department for the purpose of
managing/coordinating the contributions of NGOs, Clubs, Students Groups, Trade Unions,
Professional Groups, Trades Associations, and Artisans etc who are non-party members within
the Party campaign structure.

MARECO Services, January 1991 to August 1992:


Special Assistant to the Campaign Manager.
(Chief Olu Falae Presidential campaign Secretariat). The roles included assessment of the
acceptance or otherwise, and the responsible factors, of Chief Olu Falae as the presidential
flagbearer of Social Democratic Party.

Caretaker Committee of the Dissolved Executive Councils of the Political Parties, September 1992 to
December 1992:
Member Caretaker Committee- NRC, Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Lagos State.
Roles included putting in place a democratic structure for National Republican Convention
through which the Party Leadership from the grass root to the national level would emerge

Civil Liberties Organization: (Non-Profit Organization) (24, Mbonu Ojike Street, Suru Lere, Lagos)
RESEARCH OFFICER (1989 - 1990)
Assignments included gathering and analyzing information on the violation of peoples’ rights by
government and/or its agencies. Sensitizing and educating the people on rights and rights
violation.
Unique Achievement:
Production of the first edition of the “Behind the Walls”- a publication that reveals the inhuman
conditions inside Nigerian prisons. This was done in conjunction with three other Researchers in
1990.

National Union of Shops and Distributive Employees, November 1990 to December 1991:
National Organizing Secretary
Roles included organizing and educating the workers within the Shops and Distributive
industry throughout the Federation into organized labour group.
Ireti Hospital group Limited, 196 Herberty Macaulay street, Ebute Meta, Lagos. October 1988 to
October 1990:
Training facilitator/Public Relations Manager.
Roles included coordinating and assessing the training programmes of Nursing
Assistants, teaching of introductory sociology of medicine and Health Science, managing
the image of the hospital group, serving as its mouth piece and liaisoning between the
hospital group and the corporate clients, monitoring the progress report of the Nursing
Assistants.
Health care Magazine, (35 Olowu Street, Ikeja Lagos)
SENIOR STAFF WRITER (December 1987 to September,1988)
Assignments included writing special reports, editing and assessment of government
achievements in health care delivery and health policies.

Health Support work experience, 2006 to 2007, Leeds.


Health Support Worker

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Worked for Hope Nursing Agency, Apex Nursing and Twenty-four-Seven Nursing Agency in
Psychiatric hospitals in the NHS and Cygnet hospitals, NHS Learning Disability and Elderly
Homes.
Trained by Hope Nursing Agency and Apex Nursing Agency in
Control and Restraint,
Moving and Handling and
Management of Aggressive Behaviors

Public Appointments:
1999 — 2003: Special Adviser to the Council Chairman on Political and Economic issues. (Ifako
Ijaiye Local Government Lagos state.)
1996 — 97: Chairman, Agricultural Development Board Shomolu Local Government, Lagos
State.
1992 — 93: Member, Caretaker Committee of the Dissolved Executive Councils of the Political
Parties (N R C) Eti-Osa Local Government, Lagos state.
1989 — 92: Member, Nigeria Labour Congress Political Commission, Lagos state.
1988 -89: Member, Guinea-worm Eradication Committee, Lagos State.

Publications:
Issues in the Nation’s Unity: Political and Economic Dimension
Journal of National Association for the Promotion studies in Arts and Social
Sciences (2001). Nigeria

Technological Education for Self Reliance


Polytechnic Education: Problems and Prospects (2002).LASPOTECH Press.

Education in Conflict Resolution and Management


Management Trend, Vol. 1 No1. (2002). LASPOTECH Press

Leadership Question in National Development


Management Trend, Vol. 1 No 2 (2002) LASPOTECH Press

Globalization as a Marginalization Suicide


Management Trend, Vol. 1 No 3. (2002). LASPOTECH Press

Gender Question in National Development


Journal of NAFAK 2003 edition.

Identity Politics: The bane of Contemporary Democracies in Africa.


Management Trend Vol. 2 No. 1. 2009. LASPOTECH Press

Nigeria’s Leaders as Determinants of failed Dialogue in the Niger Delta


ACCE Journal 2009. (Accepted for publication)

Civil Society: A New Dawn or False Hope for Democracy?


Generalogia, Vol. 1 No 1. 2009. LASPOTECH Press

JOINT PUBLICATION
Behind The Wall. Vol 1
Civil Liberties Organisation. (1991). Lagos

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PRESENTATIONS
Trade Union as an Imperative Tool for National Development
School of Management Annual Conference, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun state. (2002)

National Question before NEPAD


Lagos State Polytechnic 2nd National Conference, (2002).

Coalition Building/Alliance Formation for improving service Delivery”


Working paper presented at African Leadership Forum, Ota. (2002)

Military Question in National Development


Nigerian Army Officers Week, Odogiyan Ikorodu (2002).

Culture Question in National Development


Conference in honour of Professor Theo Vincent at 65, Sept
2004.

Gender Issues in Technology


International Conference on Technological Development
Federal University of Technology, Akure, (2005).

Significance of NEPAD in Africa’s Economy


School of Part Time Studies (Day), Lagos State Polytechnic (2006).

Cultism in Tertiary Institutions: Causes and Control”


Lagos State Polytechnic 3rd National Conference, (2006).

Liberal Democracy and Leadership Crisis in Nigeria, Africa Communitarian Democracy


As a possible Solution.
International Conference of Africa’s Culture and Development,
Kumasi, Gahna, 2008

PhD RESEARCH TOPIC


Liberal Democracy and Leadership Crisis in Nigeria: African Communitarian Democracy as a
Possible Solution. (0n-going).

Workshops:
2002: National workshop on Work-study and Poverty Eradication Programmes in Nigeria
organized by National Productivity Center at Ibadan, 0yo State, Nigeria.

2002: National Summit on Higher Education, organized by Federal Ministry of Education at


ECOWAS Secretariat, Abuja.

2004: Service Delivery with Emphasis on Teaching and Project Assessment, organized by School
of Management and Business Studies, Lagos State Polytechnic.

2005: Quality Assurance/Academic Standards Management organized by British Council at Pan


African University, Lagos.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS


Peace and Collaborative Network

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Peace Team Trainers
International Professors Project (IPP)
International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE)
African Peace and Democratic Institute (APDI)
Global Peace Movement
African Council for Communication Educators. (ACCE)

Education:
Swansea University, Wales, United kingdom. PhD (in view).
University of Leeds, United Kingdom. M. A Democratic Studies, 2007.
University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. M. Sc; Sociology 1987.
University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. B. Sc; Sociology, 1985.