Prof. John Abiola Adewoyin

Educational Technology & Curriculum Development Professor at British American University

Prof. John Abiola Adewoyin was born on a glorious day in a remarkable month in the early ‘50s in Akande Eleegun Compound, Anko, Eruwa, Oyo State. An indigene of Oyo State, he began his elementary education in 1964 at Baptist Day School, Eruwa. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) at Baptist School, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, in 1969. His secondary education took place at Obaseeku High School, Eruwa from 1972 to 1976, where he earned his West African School Certificate (WASC).

His pursuit of higher education led him to the then University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Education (History) in 1981. He then proceeded to the University of Ibadan, earning an M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies/Educational Technology in 1985. Subsequently, he secured admission at Lagos State University, obtaining his Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies/Educational Technology in 2004.

He was appointed as a Professor of Educational Technology and Curriculum Development in the Faculty of Education at the British American University (BAU International), Florida, USA, on January 16, 2018. This appointment was based on his academic and professional qualifications, years of experience in the field, and his esteemed research publications, which the Council deemed unparalleled in the realm of education.

Specializing in Educational technology and curriculum development, he firmly believes that continuous training and manpower development are essential for advancing the educational sector. This belief has driven his active participation in conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops, etc.

His passion for quality education stands out, a testament to this is the establishment of MEGADEGS Model Schools, Ota, Ogun State, in 2007. Due to the exceptional performance of MEGADEGS Model Secondary School students in the West African Certificate Examinations, the school received the Outstanding Academic Excellence Award from the African Education Monitor on April 3, 2014.

Significantly, underprivileged students benefit from free sponsorship provided by the proprietor. Many MEGADEGS Model Secondary School alumni have enrolled in various universities, pursuing diverse fields of study. The numerous accomplishments of the school are credited to its founder and proprietor, Prof. J.A. Adewoyin.

On December 13, 2014, Prof. J.A. Adewoyin received the meritorious Diamond Award from Corporate and Media Communication Limited for his contributions to education. Moreover, Legacy International News and United Nations Humanitarian Watch honored him with a Humanitarian Award on January 17, 2015, in acknowledgment of his contributions to society through humanitarian efforts and leadership excellence.

On May 29, 2019, the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Legislative Committee on Education, Information, and Sports honored Megadegs Model Schools with three accolades:

  1. Education Builder of the Year in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area.
  2. Best School in Safety and Environmentally Friendly Institutions in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
  3. Outstanding Model School of the Year for upholding the required education standards.

In 2021, the National Mathematical Centre, Abuja, named Megadegs Model Schools as the “Best School in Physics” for that year. Prof. J.A. Adewoyin, with his robust academic foundation and extensive teaching experience, has shaped countless future leaders.

Furthermore, Prof. J.A. Adewoyin was recognized in the Nigerian Book of Record (NBR), listed on page 778, and granted fellowship of the Nigerian Books of Record Research Institute by the NBR Supreme Council, Abuja.

A prolific writer, Prof. Adewoyin has numerous publications, including books, journal articles, conference papers, and research projects.

Prof. J.A. Adewoyin has served his hometown in various capacities, contributing significantly to its growth. His roles included membership in the Council of Elders, the Board of Governors of various schools, and leadership positions in local associations and committees.

One notable contribution is his book, “History of Eruwa,” published in 1993. This work aims to preserve the history and culture of Eruwa for future generations, serve as a reference for researchers, and promote understanding among its readers.

Outside of Eruwa, he has facilitated the admission of many students from the town into tertiary institutions across the country.

Prof. J.A. Adewoyin enjoys a blissful marriage and is blessed with children.

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