Henry Olumuyiwa Owolabi is a professor of education with specialisation in educational evaluation. He attended the University of Ibadan, Nigeria where he obtained his first and higher degrees. Professor Henry Owolabi’s research interest is in the areas of psychometrics, programme evaluation and lifelong education where he has published extensively in reputable academic and professional outlets.
Professor Henry Owolabi teaches core courses in the Faculty of Education and supervises students’ research at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the Faculty of Education. He was the foundation Head of the Department of Adult and Primary Education from 2014-2016.
Involvement of Prof. Henry Owolabi in lifelong education has spanned almost his entire career in tertiary education. He has participated fully in teaching and supervision of the sandwich diploma as well as first- and higher-degree programmes of the Institute of Education, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. While on sabbatical leave at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, he also engaged with both the Institute of Education and Centre for Continuing Education, now known as the College of Distance Education.
Professor Owolabi has participated in Open and Distance Education conferences, trainings, workshops and seminars on the platforms of the National Universities Commission, National Open University of Nigeria, Commonwealth of Learning, University of London Centre for Distance Education, E-Learning Africa and the Regional Training and Research for Distance and Open Learning.
Professor Owolabi was the President of the Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators of Nigeria from 2015 – 2019. He is a member of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa, International Association for Computerised Adaptive Testing (IACAT), Open Distance and eLearning Association of Nigeria and the American Evaluation Association.
He became the Director of UNILORIN CODL in November 2017.