Marriage in Nigeria: Issues, Problems and Prospects

Professor Sarah Beatrice Adenike Oloko attended Anglican Girls’ School, Ibadan, in 1955; St. Anne’s School, Ibadan, from 1955 to 1958; Ibadan Grammar School, from 1959 to 1960, University of Ibadan, from 1961 to 1964; Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, from 1964 to 1968. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, from London University (1964); a Master of Arts degree in Social Anthropology, from Harvard University (1969), and a Doctorate in Anthropology, from Harvard University (1979).

 

Her subject specialization is in Social Anthropology, with emphasis on all aspects of Child Development, including Child Labour, Children in Need of Special Protection Measures, Individual and Group Counselling of Children, Youths and Couples, Anthropology and Sociology of Education, Sociology of Ageing, Cross-cultural perspectives on gender issues, etc.

 

She was Lecturer Grade One in Sociology of Education, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Lagos, 1979-82; Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Education, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Lagos, 1982 to 1994; Acting Head, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Lagos, August 1996 to September 1999; Associate Professor of Sociology of Education in the Department of Educational Foundations, University of Lagos, 1996 to 1998; Professor of Sociology of Education in the Department of Educational Foundations, University of Lagos, from October 1998 to December 31, 2004; Professor and Director, Distance Learning Institute, University of Lagos, August 1, 2001 till retirement in January 31, 2005. She is a distinguished scholar, and a practicing member of the Catholic Church.