By Elizabeth Uwandu
A JOURNALIST, Emmanuel Oladesu, has been conferred with a doctorate degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Lagos, Akoka.
Oladesu, the Group Political Editor of The Nation Newspaper, was among the 96 graduates during the 2015/2016 convocation ceremony chaired by the Chancellor, the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garba El-Kanemi, last week.
His thesis, supervised by Dr. Olusola Aletan and Prof. Guy Ilogu, both of the Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, was titled ‘The Impact of Pre-retirement Training on Anxiety and Attitude to Retirement Among Public Primary School Teachers in Ekiti State.’
A native of Efon-Alaaye, Ekiti State, Dr. Oladesu attended the Ondo State University where he was the best graduating student of Guidance and Counselling Department and the best graduating student in the Faculty of Education in 1995. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Personnel Psychology (MPP) from the University of Ibadan (2000) and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology (M.Ed) from the University of Lagos (2003).
In 2016, he became an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), a professional body he joined in 2004. Oladesu won the 2014 DAME Political Reporter of the Year and the NNMA Political Reporter of the Year in 2015.
Reflecting on the five-year old struggle for the apex degree, Oladesu thanked God, his wife, Mrs. Vivian Oladesu, his supervisors, the Head of Department, Prof. Ngozi Osarenren, Professor Ayoka Olusakin, Prof. Monday Ubangha, Dr. Mopelola Alade, other lecturers, the staff of the Post-Graduate School, and his colleagues at the doctoral class for making it possible.