The National Secretary of the Nigerian Association of Social Work Educators (NASWE), Professor James Ayanrinde Ayangunna is among the sixteen academic staff appointed as full fledge Professor at the University of Ibadan.
Others newly promoted staff to Professorial are; Dr. James A. Ayangunna- Social Work, Dr B. J. Brown- Paediatrics, Dr Adesola A. Hassan – Zoology, Dr Omobola O. Adelore- Adult Education, Dr O. O. Aregbeyen- Economics, Dr ASO Ogunjuyigbe- Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Dr Monica N. Odinko – Institute of Education, Dr. I.O. Oladipo- Human Kinetics and Health Education and Dr. Simisola Akintola – Private and Property Law.
Those who were promoted as readers are, Dr Olubukola A. Adesina – Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr. S. O. Oshunsanya – Agronomy, Dr. A. A. Adeyinka – Arts and Social Science Education, Dr. M. O. Ogundokun – Guidance and Counselling, Dr Beatrice A. Laninhun- Communication and Language Arts, Dr. Sherifat A. Aboaba – Chemistry and Dr. D. U. Enweremadu- Political Science.
Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Idowu Olayinka made this declaration in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the VC, the appointments and promotion committee announced the promotion as its meeting held on Friday, November 1st 2019.
Ayangunna, who teaches in the department of Social Work, Faculty of Education was among the first set, thirteen students who completed Master of Social Work in UI between 1991 and 1994.
He was trained at the Universities of Lagos, Freetown and Ibadan and holds MSW (1994), MPH (2001) and PhD (2006).
Ayangunna, who is married and blessed with children is well travelled and has attended several courses at home and abroad. He was at the Heath management course course Global Health Action, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA, 1996 among others.
He was an International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW/IASSW scholar at the IFSW/IASSW/ICSW international conference at Melbourne, Australia, 2014.
Ayangunna joined the University of Ibadan in 2005 as Lecturer II, promoted as Lecturer I in 2008, senior lecturer 2011, reader 2014 and promoted as Professor in 2017 but announced on Friday 1st, 2019.
The NASWE scribe, is a registered member of Nigeria Association of Social Workers (NASoW) the umbrella body of all Social Workers in Nigeria. He is also registered as a professional Social Worker (RSW) in Britain.
Ayangunna is the West African representative on the board of Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa (ASSWA).