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Psychology department receives another visiting Professor from Nigeria

Another step in an exquisite direction for psychology discipline


By Psychology department news editor

Elegbeleye Oluwatoba Samuel, Professor in Counselling Psychology at Obafemi Awolowo University of Nigeria, has been appointed as the latest Kyambogo University Visiting Professor at psychology department, faculty of education, Kyambogo University for his sabbatical leave of one year.

On the left above; Prof Elegbeleye welcomed by the Head of department,Dr Ali Baguwemu

Professor Elegbeleye specializes in health psychology, family counseling research ,psychological tests development, social /learning psychology .his research activities focus essentially on the socio-educational aspect of counseling/social/personality psychology with special emphasis on techniques of enhancing human personality this area, he has concentrated efforts on exploring those school related psychological factors that are capable of militating against optimum human performance in assigned achieve this he has attempted to highlight the inherent aversive factors capable of inhibiting desirable behaviors if poorly managed.

The deficit or excess behaviours likely to arise from such a development stands to provoke an outcome that, do often than not, incapacitate optimal human functioning and therefore cause sustained personality related psychological illnesses. He has developed successful intervention programmes that tested useful and handy in providing psychological help in this direction.

His target research participants have been the individuals that fall within the adolescence and pre adult or youth age development group. This age bracket is unique and provides fertile research opportunities because the adolescence and the youth periods of human growth are marked by ambivalence, anxiety and identity crises. Focusing research activities on the aforementioned focus-group is earnestly pertinent and critical, given the Nigerian peculiar situation where concrete governmental policy efforts have not been fashioned to rein in the potential human resource and the spurt of energy embedded in individuals within this developmental age this regard his research activities have been directed at addressing various psychological problems that adolescents an dyouths may have to contend within the Nigerian environment.

Professor Elegbeleye said: ‘I am looking forward to joining the psychology department of Kyambogo University and am ready to work with the department members in order to achieve the department mission and goals aligned with those of the university. I am grateful for the opportunity to be included in conversations on curriculum diversification and look forward to sharing my research and experiences with students, academics and staff.’

Dr Ali Baguwemu, Head of Psychology Department in kyambogo University was among the most happiest to receive Prof.Elegbeleye. He said: ‘I am pleased to see Professor Ele join us here in Kyambogo. He is one of the leading voices in Nigerian psychology field and his research and expertise will be invaluable at this pivotal time in the University’s diversification efforts.’

L-R;Prof Elegbeleye from Nigeria,Mr Kakinda Adrian and Dr Ali Baguwemu after arrival of Prof Ele.

Through the Visiting Professor scheme, Kyambogo University, with Psychology department in particular are working around the globe to internationalize their department by welcoming international academicians to the department. He is the third visiting international psychology professor after Professor Chalmer Thompson and Professor Barbra Denis from Indiana University of USA.

Professor Elegbeleye will teach courses that are assigned to him by the head of department, particularly in his areas of specialization (personality, industrial and social psychology),conduct a workshop on the administration and interpretation of psychological test instruments, using the seven tests developed by him as workshop materials, collaborate with other members of the department to write proposals aimed at attracting research grants to the department from reputable world bodies designed for giving such, making significant impact in teaching research methodology to both graduate and under graduate students.

And above all, participate in sundry activities designed for the uplifment of psychology programme in the University for the Upliftment of psychology programme in the University for the Optimal Benefit of the students and colleagues alike.

We are looking forward to share memorable experiences with Professor Eleglebye Samuel from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife ,Nigeria.

Fact sheet

Educational background

P.h.D (Counselling Psychology) university of Ibadan, Ibadan, September 1991

M.Ed (Guidance and Counselling) university of Ibadan, Ibadan, September 1987

B.Ed (guidance and Counseling) university of Ibadan, Ibadan, September 1986

M.B.A (Business Administration) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife July 2000

PGD Public relations Nigerian institute of Journalism, Lagos, Nigeria ,1997

NCE (English and History) Adeyemi college of Education Ondo state.July 1982

Previous work experience

  • Oyo state post primary schools Board school counselor 1986-1988
  • Lagos state university, lagos head of Psychology Department 2008-2010
  • Tai solarin university of education, TASUED,Ijebu Dean college of social and management studies 2007
  • University of Ibadan teaching assistant 1989-1991
  • At Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Head of department 2010-2013
  • Professor 2007- date
  • Associate professor 2004-2007
  • Acting head of department 1999-2000
  • Senior lecturer 1996-2004
  • Lecturer 1 1994-1996
  • Lecturer 11 1992-1994

Membership of professional bodies

  • Counseling Association of Nigeria (CASSON)
  • Association of Nigerian Counseling and consulting Psychologists (ANCCP)
  • Nigeria Psychological Association (NPA)

University of Pretoria awards Ms Jane Namusoke PhD in Counselling Psychology

Category : News Updates

Friday 6th of September 2019 will be a historical day as one of the long-serving members in the Department of Psychology finally got her PhD in Counselling Psychology with a speciality in “Counselor Supervision” which created rounds of smiles in the department. Ms Jane Namusoke who joined Kyambogo University in 2001 as a young vibrant graduate has branded herself as one of the practical and research-driven fellows which are likely to help the department achieve its goals which are clearly tailored to those of the institution at large.

Ms Namusoke Jane after her graduation at The Pretoria University – South Africa

Her research area is “Counselor Supervision” which is the intervention provided by a more senior member of the profession to a more junior member of that same profession. This relationship is evaluative, extends over time and one of its purposes is to enhance the professional functioning of the more junior persons, monitoring the quality of professional services offered to the clients, that the supervisee is seeing and serving as a gatekeeper for those who are to enter the counselling profession.

 Supervision exists for two reasons:

  1. to protect clients, and
  2. to improve the ability of counsellors to provide value to their clients.

Supervision protects clients by involving an impartial third party in the work of a counsellor and client, helping to reduce the risk of serious oversight and helping the counsellor concerned to reflect on their own feelings, thoughts, behaviour and general approach with the client.

Kyambogo University is the leading training institution in training professional counsellors in the country, is exceedingly obliged to have such a resource who is going to be the springboard for the professional training and practice of counsellors in this country and in the region at large.

Ms Namusoke Jane has finally done the big “IT”! she pushed through the years of hard work, the self-doubt, the angst, and the exhaustion to finally be at the end of the journey. She is now a Doctor! Her family is proud, your friends are proud and you are grinning ear to ear (or as much as you can grin after the adrenal gland twitching subsides from your Doctoral Defense). But nonetheless, she made it. Welcome to the less-than-one per cent.

The world is ready to embrace you and your new shiny degree with unlimited options, faith, and hero parades as you dance through the door of any organization lucky enough to have caught your attention. You are the new Muse on the block and you will be showered with untold riches for your journey.

Other Congratulatory messages from Colleagues

“I wish you all the best for all your future endeavours and that you achieve all the more success after your PhD.” Dr Mayengo Nathaniel, Lecturer Psychology Department

“Congratulations Dr. Jane on your success. We always knew that you are going to make it to the top.” Ms Kyosaba Winniefred, University Counselor, Kyambogo University

“We always knew the wonderful person you are behind your geeky glasses. I am so happy you made it to the top. Many congrats on your PhD degree.” Dr Ali Baguwemu, HOD, Psychology Department

“Success was always obliged to come before you. With the right attitude and determination of all those years.” Ms Kirabo Nkambwe Nakasiita

“A hearty Congratulations for getting the “Doctor” title finally. Kudos to the hard work you put in!” Ms Nakanwagi Carol