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Dr. Eni-Olorunda (third from left) with the Nigerian delegation at the 13th Biennial Conference, Vancouver

Tolulope Eni-Olorunda - Nigeria

     Dr. Eni-Olorunda’s background in nursing, most especially her encounters with children with disabilities, was the drive behind her passion for her work with persons with special needs. After her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Special Education (Intellectual Disabilities), she was appointed a lecturer in the Department of Special Education at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria where she taught courses on intellectual disability at the undergraduate and post graduate levels. She also supervised students’ projects and dissertations.

      Currently, she lectures at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, in the Department of Home Science and Management (Child Development and Family Studies Option). When she arrived there she found that special education was missing in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate curriculum so she introduced special education courses through the Curriculum Committee. Today, students are offered courses in Special Education focuses on developmental disabilities.

      In addition to her University teaching, Tolulope works a center that provides services to services to children with Down syndrome, autism, and learning disabilities. She supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students who are providing outreach services to homes and rehabilitation centers in behavior modification and vocational rehabilitation programmes. 

Contact Information

Dr. Tolulope Eni-Olorunda

Department of Home Science and Management

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta


phone: 08034098304


Academic and Professional Qualifications

Ph.D. Special Education, October, 1998

M.Ed. Special Education, December, 1992

B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing, September, 1990

Registered Midwife (RM), March, 1979

Registered Nurse (RN), January, 1977

Work Experience

May 2012 - present: Associate Professor, Department of Home Science and Management, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

May 2010-May 2012: Senior Lecturer, Department of Home Science and Management, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

2006- May 2010: Senior Lecturer, University of Ibadan, Ibadan

2003 – 2006: Lecturer I, Department of Special Education, University of Ibadan

1999 – 2003: Lecturer II, Department of Special Education, University of Ibadan

1998 – 1999: Principal Nurse Tutor and Course Coordinator, Primary Health Care Tutors Programme, UCH, Ibadan

1995 – 1998: Senior Nurse Tutor, Primary Health Care Tutors’ Programme, UCH, Ibadan

1992 – 1995: Senior Nurse Tutor, Perioperative Nursing School, UCH Ibadan

1990 – 1992: Nursing Sister/Tutor, Perioperative Nursing School, UCH Ibadan

1987 – 1990: Nursing Sister, Accident and Emergency Unit, UCH Ibadan

1986 – 1987: Nursing Sister, Accident and Emergency Unit,UCH Ibadan

1983 – 1986: Staff Nurse, Accident and Emergency Unit,UCH Ibadan

1982: Staff Nurse/Midwife Maternity Health Care Centre, ECWA Eye Hospital, Kano, Kano State

1980 - 1981: Staff Nurse, Male Surgical Ward, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) Ilesa Branch, Osun State

1977 – 1980: Staff Nurse, Surgical ward UCH, Ibadan. 



     Eni-Olorunda, T. and Oyundoyin J. O. (2013). Effective and creative Teaching of Learners’ with Intellectual Disability. Teaching and Evaluation in Regular and Special Secondary Schools. In Araromi, M. A., Moronkola, O. A. and Ademokoya, J. A. (eds). Royal People Nigeria Ltd., Ibadan, Nigeria. Pp. 581 – 598

     Oyundoyin, J.O. and Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (2008). Special education in Nigeria: Way out of millipede development for millennium educational goals. In Marcie Boucouvalas & Rashid Aderinoye (Eds.) Education for Millennium Development. Essays in Honour of Professor Michael Omolewa Spectrum Books Ltd, Ibadan pp. 34-43.

     Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (2007). Inclusion: A preferred educational programme for children with intellectual retardation in Nigeria. In E.D. Ozoji & J.M. Okuoyibo (Eds.) The practice and future of special needs education in Nigeria. Deka Nigeria Jos, pp. 141-153.

      Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (2004). Challenges of Adolescents with mental Retardation in I.A. Nwazuoke, Yemisi Bamgbose & O.A. Moronkola (Eds.). Contemporary Issues and Researches on Adolescents. Ibadan: Royal People pp.152-160.

      Eni-Olorunda, J.T., Oyundoyin, J.O. & Ojo, G.B. (2003). Early childhood education for children with mental retardation. In Oluremi Ayodele-Bamisaye, I.A. Nwazuoke and Abiodun Okediran (Eds) Education this Millenium – Innovations in Theory and Practice Macmillan Nig. Publishers. Pp. 300-316

      Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (2001) Community – Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and Mentally Retarded Child: Challenges of the Present Dispensation in Nigeria. In J. A. Ademokoya (Ed). Exceptional Nigerians in the New Political Dispensation, Ibadan: Department of Special Education pp 30-44

      Eni-Olorunda, J.T.,& Oyundoyin, J.O,(2013). Effective and creative teaching of children with intellectual disability. In teaching and evaluation in regular special secondary schools . Araromi,M.A., Moronkola, O.A., & Ademokoya,J.A.(Eds). Published by Royal People Ltd. Ibadan.


     Olayiwola, I. O., Afolabi, W. A. O., Tijani, A., Mojekwu, C. and Eni-Olorunda, T. (2013). Educational Attainment, Functional Capacity and Disability in Elderly: The Situation in Nigeria. International Journal of Education and Research. Vol. 1, No. 5, Pp. 1 – 5.

     Eni-Olorunda, J.T. & Adediran, O. A. (2013). Socio-Economic Status Difference in English Language Comprehension Achievement of pupils with Intellectual Disabilities. An International Journal of Psychology in Africa: Ife Psychologia, Vol. 21 No. 2, pp 242-249.

     Adediran, O .A. & Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (2013). Gender Difference in Treatment Intervention of Reading Comprehension Achievement of Pupils with Intellectual Disability. Gender & Behaviour, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp 5812-5818.

     Eni-Olorunda, J.T. & Onuka, A. (2012). Stakeholders’ perception of the Educational programme for Children with Intellectual Disability in Ogun And Lagos State, Nigeria. West African Journal of Education. Vol. xxxii, pp. 90-101.

     Eni-Olorunda, J. T. (2010). Efficacy of modeling and shaping strategies on attitude of children with mild mental retardation towards reading in Ibadan, Nigeria. European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 635-645.

      Lagunju I. A., Okereke, J. Adebayo, A. and Eni-Olorunda, J. T. (2010). Neurocognitive and sensory impairments in cerebral palsy. Journal of Paediatric Neurology, Vol. 8, pp. 385-390.

      Eni-Olorunda, J.T. and Oko, D.E. (2011) Utilisation of Advance Graphic Organiser and Self-monitoring in the management of Perseveration in Children with Learning Disabilities in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria. Ghana Journal of Education and Teaching (GHAJET) No. 12 pp 133-142

      Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (2009) Investigating the sexual behaviour of adolescents with mild mental retardation in selected special schools in Ibadan. Journal of Sociology and Education in Africa (JOSEM) Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 169-183.

      Eni-Olorunda, J.T. and Oyundoyin, J.O. (2007). Teaching science to students with special needs. International Journal of Emotional Psychology and Sport Ethics (IJEPSE) Vol. 9, pp. 81-88.

      Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (2006). Undergraduate students’ choice of Special Education Programmes as a career. International Journal of Emotional Psychology and Sport Ethics Vol. 8, pp 81-88.

      Ikujuni, J.A., Eni-Olorunda, J.T. and Dada, O.C. (2005). Distinctive methodology and watered-down approach as strategies in language acquisition of the educable mentally retarded children. West African Journal of Education, Vol. XXV, pp. 84-93.

      Alade, E. and Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (2005). The Status of Inclusive Education in Oyo state Nigeria. African Journal of Education Studies (AJES) Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 34-40.

      Kanu, S.A., Kolawole, U., Eni-Olorunda, J.T., Ikujuni, J.A. (2005). Parents and teachers perceptions of adolescents with learning disabilities. Nigerian Journal of Professional Research in Pedagogy and Psychotherapy. Vol. 1, No. 9 & 10. Pp. 136-143.

      Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (2005). Inclusive Education in Nigeria: A Myth or A Reality? International Journal of Emotional Psychology and Sport Ethics Vol. 7, 72-78.

      Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (2005). The Need for Collaboration in the Management of Children with Special Needs. The Journal of the National Council for Exceptional Children. Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 1-7.

      Eni-Olorunda, J.T. and Ogunleke, A. (2005). Effects of Inclusive Education on the social performance of children with mild mental retardation in Nigeria. African Journal of Special educational needs. Vol. IV, No. 1, pp. 46-56

      Eni-Olorunda, J.T. and Oyundoyin, J.O. (2002). Intervention Programmes for persons with mental retardation in the 21st century. The Journal of the National Council for Exceptional Children. Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 29 – 33.

      Eni-Olorunda, J. T. and Otiger, R.A. (2001). Knowledge of women within child bearing age about genetic counselling as a preventive measure for Mental Retardation. Nigerian Journal of Emotional Psychology and Sports Ethics (NIJEPSE). Vol. 3, pp. 21-25.

      Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (2001). Inclusive education for persons with mild mental retardation in Nigeria schools: Special and Regular Teachers’ Views. Ibadan Journal for Educational Studies. Vol. 1, No. 2, 311-320.

      Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (2001). Mainstreaming Mentally Retarded Children in the Regular System of Education. Journal of Special Education. Vol. 9, No. 1, 15 – 24.

      Ojofeitimi, E. O., Owolabi, O. O., Eni-Olorunda, J.T., Adesina, O. F. & Esmai, O. A. (2001). Promotion of Exclusive Breast Feeding (EBF): The Need to Focus on the Adolescents. Nutrition and Health, Vol. 15, pp 55-62.

       Nwazuoke, LA. and Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (1998). A study of Etiological Agents in Mental Retardation Ibadan. The Journal of

the National Council for Exceptional Children. Vol. 2, No. l, Pp 100 - 106.

       Nwazuoke, I. A. and Eni-Olorunda, J. T. (1996). Gender Differences in Reading Achievement Among Educable Mentally Retarded Children in Ibadan. African Journal for the Psychological study of social Issues. Vol. 3, No.2, 186 -295.

       Nwazuoke, I.A. and Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (1995). Mentally Retarded Children and their Families: A survey of the Nigerian situation. Port Harcourt Journal of psychology and counseling. Vol. 1, No 2, Pp 216-224.


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