About Dr. John Olayemi Okunlola
Dr. John Olayemi Okunlola obtained Master’s Degrees in Educational Management (Planning and Policy) and Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. In his quest for further knowledge, in 2022, he earned a doctoral degree from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. Before his sojourn into full-time academia, he was a social worker with the Society for Family Health (SFH), where he was involved in several interventions. His work at SFH led to the publication of his first book, HIV: The Ultimate Challenge in Africa Today. He was also a part-time lecturer with Ekiti State University in affiliation with Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, for seven years. Since becoming a full-time academic, he has published articles in reputable international journals. His research interests include quality assurance in education, continuous professional development, educational policy, and conflict management. Dr. Okunlola won the 2023 Global Excellence Stature (GES) 4.0 Initiative (Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Johannesburg), and he is currently working at the intersection of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and digital leadership, under the supervision of his host and head of department, Dr. Naicker Suraya of Education Leadership and Management.