Prof. Amos Oyesoji Aremu, cf., JP


University of Ibadan, Oyo State

Personal Information

Prof. Amos Oyesoji Aremu is a Professor of Counselling, Criminal Justice and Open Distance Education from the Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Studies and Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies. He also, teaches in the Faculty of Law of the University. Professor Aremu who has published extensively in local and international non-predatory journals has over 150 papers (including six books and twenty-eight chapters in books) to his credit. His research works are largely interventionistic given his training as a Counselling Psychologist. Professor Aremu has consistently contributed and served the University over the years in the following capacities:

·       Coordinators of Students at Undergraduate and Master’s Degree in the Department of Guidance and Counselling, 1998 to 2001,

·       Sub dean (Undergraduate), August 01, 2001 – July 31, 2003,

·       Student Adviser, Faculty of Education, 2003 – 2005,

·       Assistant Warden, Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall, 2003 – 2005,

·       Ph.D Coordinator, Department of Guidance and Counselling, 2004 – 2006,

·       Sub dean (Postgraduate), August 01, 2007 – July 31, 2008,

·       Warden, Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall, 2010 – February 10, 2011,

·       Deputy Director (Academic), Distance Learning Centre, February 11, 2011 – February 11, 2017,

·       Director, Distance Learning Centre, February 12, 2017 – February 11, 2020.

·       Coordinator, Strategic Studies Unit, Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies,University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 2017 to 2019.

·       Ag. Director, Centre for Open and Distance Education, Osun State University, Osogbo, 15 March, 2020 to 14 March, 2021; and

·       Currently the Head, Department of Counselling and Human Development Studies, University of Ibadan.

·       Chairman, Planning and Implementation Committee, West Midlands Open University, Ibadan, March 15 to May 15, 2023.

Outside the University, Professor Aremu has been contributing to national and international development as follows:

·       External Examiner, Obafemi Awolowo University, 2008 till date,

·       External Examiner, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, 2011 till date,

·       External Examiner, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, 2015 till date,

·       External Examiner, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, 2015 till date,

·       External Examiner, Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, 2010 till date,

·       Examiner, National Defense College, Abuja, September, 2018 till date,

·       External Examiner, University of Zululand, South Africa, February, 2020 till date,

·       Member, Education Management Board, Nigerian Baptist Convention, April 2014 to June 30, 2020.

·       Chairman, Education Management Board, Nigerian Baptist Convention, July 01, 2020 till date.

·       Member, Appointments and Promotions Committee of the Nigerian Baptist Convention Higher Institutions, 2015 till date; and

·       Member, Regional Training and Research Institute for Open and Distance Learning, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, 2017 till date.


Professor Aremu who was formerly the national coordinator, Committee of Directors of Distance Learning Centres/Institutes in dual mode universities in Nigeria is currently the first Vice President, Open Distance and eLearning Association of Nigeria. An association he confounded in May, 2020. He is also an Open, Distance and eLearning Consultant to Osun State University, Osogbo and Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti.

Professor Oyesoji Aremu is a Justice of the Peace, Oyo State,

Commonwealth Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom,

Fellow, Africa Institute of South Africa,

Fellow, Society for Peace Studies and Practice,

Fellow, Counselling Association of Nigeria; and

Member, Nigerian Academy of Education.

He is also a member of many learned societies and journals. He has successfully supervised to completion 32 Ph.D and over 90 Masters Degrees students.