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Olatunde Adekola

Senior Education Specialist, Africa Region, World Bank
Olatunde Adekola is a senior education specialist working in the Africa Region at the World Bank and based in the Nigeria.
 
He has been Task Team Leader of the various projects including Second Primary Education Project, State Education Sector Project and currently, Lagos State Secondary Education Project which has been selected for Africa VPU Team Award for Technical-Vocational Education Public-Private Partnerships in Lagos, Nigeria
 
Olatunde has worked as an academic in various universities and government before joining the Bank and is now actively involved in Basic and Secondary Education, Science and Technical Education, Skills and Youth Empowerment, and Early Childhood and Care Development Program in Nigeria.
 
He has also contributed to many books and published a substantial number of articles in professional and international journals and in particular,  study on the Labour Market Prospects for University Graduates in Nigeria published in Higher Education Policy (2001) and working paper within the World Bank Africa Human Development Series (2007)  titled “Language, Literacy, and Learning in Primary Schools: Implication for Teacher Development Programs in Nigeria”

Mr. Adekola has Master of Science and PhD degree at University of Lancaster and University of Surrey respectively, both in United Kingdom.