Prof. (Mrs.)

SOKOYA Grace Oluseyi 

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She has delivered several Key-note Addresses, Guest Lectures at Professional Continuing Education programmes and academic papers at professional conferences. She has published two textbooks and numerous articles in learned academic journals, across disciplines.  She is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM), and a Fellow of the prestigious West African College of Nursing (FWACN).

She is a Professional Nurse and Gender Expert with 36 years of cumulative professional working experience with women and rural families, drawing from and contributing to bodies of knowledge in Nursing, Gender-based research, Community Health, Management issues in Agricultural Extension and Family Studies. Her Inter-disciplinary researches focus on the influence of mindset (health, psychological well-being and self-reliance) and social interaction (gender and marital relations) on individual and household quality of life and productivity.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Education from the University of Ibadan Nigeria, 2 Master’s and 2 Ph. D degrees. Her first Master’s degree is in Educational Planning and Policy from the University of Ibadan; while the second is in Nursing, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Her first doctoral degree is in Institutional Administration, from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria (January 1990); while her second Ph. D is in Gender and Family Studies, from the University of Natal, Durban South Africa (December 2003).

She started her professional career from the lowest rungs of the ladder as a student Nurse in 1977, a Registered Nurse (RN) in 1980 and a Registered Nurse Educator (RNT) in 1984.  She rose to the position of Assistant Chief Nurse Educator with the Ogun State Ministry of Health, before transferring her 18-year career service to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in December 1995.  She is the Pioneer Programme Leader for the Gender Issues and Youth Development (GIYD) Programme of the Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC) of FUNAAB, a position she successfully held from December 1995 to October 2013.

Grace Sokoya is a Professor (Gender & Family Studies) at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and Professor of Nursing at the University of Jos, Nigeria. She is currently the Director of Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB). As a FUNAAB professor, her primary responsibilities include Teaching, Research and Extension.

⦁ Master of Nursing (Community Health) 2005

⦁ PhD. (Gender and Family Studies) 2003

⦁ Ph.D. (Institutional Administration) 1990

⦁ Med. (Educational Planning & Policy) 1987

⦁ BSc. (Nursing Education) 1984

⦁ Registered Midwife (R.M) 1982

⦁ Registered Nurse (R.N.) 1980

⦁ Post-doctoral Fellowship in Gender Studies: (University of Natal, Durban, Republic of South Africa (2003/2004).

⦁ Fellowship Award: West African College of Nursing – FWACN (1999).

⦁ 1st Prize, Young Managers Competition: Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) Western Zone (1992).

⦁ Chairperson, FUNAAB Gender Policy Drafting Committee (2013-2017).

⦁ Ag Director, Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC), UNAAB. January-April 2009

⦁ Acting Hall Warden, UNAAB Female Hostel (January – April 2000).

⦁ Member, Special Lectures and Publications (SPELEPUB) Committee, UNAAB (1997-2001)

⦁ Member, Counselling Committee, UNAAB (1997-2001)

⦁ Member, College Board and Board of Studies, COLAMRUCS, UNAAB.

⦁ Training Materials Language Editor, School of Education, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (2003).

⦁ Member/Secretary, Strategic Plan Drafting Committee, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB).

⦁ Chairperson, UNAAB HIV/AIDS Policy Development Committee

⦁ Ag. Chairperson, UNAAB Gender Mainstreaming Committee (GEMSCOM)

  • Fellow, West African College of Nursing (FWACN)
  • Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM)
  • Member, Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON)
  • Member, National School Health Association (NSHA)

1. Sokoya, G.O. (2003) Socio-cultural constructions of gender roles and psychological wellbeing in farm-families of Ogun State, Nigeria: Exploring the complexities. (Ph.D.Thesis), Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.

2. Sokoya, G.O. (1990) Analysis of Special Features of Authority and Operationalisation of University Autonomy in Nigeria. (Ph.D. Thesis) Department of Educational Management, University of Ibadan

3. Sokoya, G.O. (2006) Patterns of Utilization of Rural Public health Facilities (RPHFs) in Ogun State, Nigeria: A Gender Perspective. (MN Dissertation), School of Nursing, WHO Collaboration Centre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

4. Sokoya, G.O. (1987) Demand and Supply of Teaching Personnel in Health Educational Institutions in Ogun State. (M.Ed. Dissertation), Department of Educational Management, University of Ibadan.

(B) Books:
1. Sokoya, G.O. (2000) Project Development and Management Made Easy : A Concise Guide. Lagos: CSS Ltd. 83 pp.

2. Sokoya, G.O. (2000). Ethics and Legal Implications of Health – Care: A Handbook for Professional Nurses. Lagos: CSS Ltd. 83 pp.

3. Sokoya G. O., Fabusoro E., Irekhore O. T., and Ikudehin O. (2006) A Training Handbook for Peer Educators on STIs/HIV/AIDS. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in Collaboration with the United States Embassy, Abuja. Excellent Concept, Abeokuta. 69pp

4. Sokoya G. O. (2018). SIWES Pocket Guide. Lagos: The Book Company Ltd. 153pp

Edited Volumes
5. Sokoya, G.O. and Adekunle A. O. (Eds) (2000) The Total Woman. Abeokuta, Nigeria: Gbemi Sodipo Press Ltd. 283 pp.

6. Yakubu, A., Moronkola, O. A., Sokoya, G. O. (2006) (Eds.) The Abused and the Society. Royal People Nig. Ltd., Ibadan.

7. Sokoya G. O. (2018). SIWES Compedium ATraining Manual for SIWES College Representatives, Departmental Coordinators and FPY/COBFAS Coordinators. Compiled for: SIWES Directorate, FUNAAB

Chapters in Books:
8. Ajayi A. O. and Sokoya G. O. (1996) Integer Programming and the Queing Theory Approach of Planning in Ajayi A. O. and Afolabi Popoola Eds.) Management Techniques and Manpower Approaches. Ibadan : Aderibigbe Publishers. Pp.16-29.

9. Sokoya G. O. and Adewunmi (1996) Simulation Model for System Analysis in Ajayi A. O. and Afolabi Popoola (Eds.) Management Techniques and Manpower Approaches. Ibadan : Aderibigbe Publishers. Pp.76- 83.

10. Sokoya, G. O. Sobo, R. A., Sogbein O. & Odususi, A. (2006).Family climate and children’s psychological wellbeing: Intersecting voices of children and parents in Yakubu, A., Moronkola, O. A., Sokoya, G. O. (Eds.) The Abused and the Society. Royal People Nig. Ltd., Ibadan. Pp.243-258.

(C) Articles in Learned Journals (In Print):
11. Sokoya, G.O. (1998) Common Health Problems of the Nigerian Farmer: How to recognize, prevent and manage them. The Nigerian Journal of Agricultural and Rural Management (JARM) Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin, Nigeria. Vols. 3 & 4 No. 3, pp. 50-60.
12. Sokoya, G.O. (1998) Poverty and the Psychological Well-being of Farm-Families: Implications for Rural Extension. The Nigerian Journal of Applied Psychology, Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp 123-134.
13. Sokoya, G.O. (1999) Reproductive Health and Grooming of the `Girl – Child’. Nigerian School Health Journal, Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Vol. 11, Nos 1&2 pp.28 – 33.
14. Sokoya, G.O. and Adegbite, D.A. (1999) Institutional Mechanisms for Women Advancement: Strategy for promoting family health and stability. West African Journal of Nursing (WAJN), [Publication of the West African College of Nursing (WACN)], West African West African Health Community, Lagos, Nigeria. Vol. 11, No.2, pp. 54 – 57.
15. Sokoya, G.O. (1999) Evaluation in Nursing. West African Journal of Nursing Lagos, Nigeria. Vol. 10, No. 1, pp 49-54.
16. Sokoya, G.O. (2000) Societal and Governmental Responsibility for Girl- Child Growth and Development. Nigerian School Health Journal, Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Vol. 12, Nos 1&2, pp.78-82.
17. Sokoya, G.O. and Oluwatosin, A. (2000) Maternal Characteristics and the Educational Aspirations of Girl-Children in Ogun – State Secondary Schools. African Journal of Educational Management (AJEM), Department of Educational Management, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Vol.8, No1, pp.163 –174.
18. Sokoya, G.O. and Sogbein, C.F. (2000) The Vulnerability of farmers to Tetanus: A Case Study of a fifteen-year old farmer West African Journal of Nursing Lagos, Nigeria Vol.11, No 1, pp 49-52.
19. Sokoya, G.O. and Famuyide, E.O. (2000) Application of Management Skills for Sustainable Women Entrepreneurship. African Journal of Educational Management (AJEM), Department of Educational Management, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Vol. 8, No 2, pp. 45 –50.
20. Sokoya, G. O. (2001) Management Training Needs in Agricultural Extension. African Journal of Educational Management (AJEM), Department of Educational Management, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Vol. 9, N0. 1, 35-44.
21. Oluwalana E. O. A. and Sokoya G. O. (2001) Management as a Tool for achieving effectiveness in the Agricultural Extension Delivery System African Journal of Educational Planning and Policy Studies (AJEPPS), Department of Educational Management, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Vol. 3, N0. 1, 49-58.
22. Adegbite, D.A., Sokoya, G.O. and Philip B.B. (2002) Women-In-Agriculture and Environmental Sanitation for Optimum Health and Productivity: Implications for Women-In-Development Unit of AMREC. FAMAN Journal, Vol 6, No 1, pp. 94-106.
23. Sobo, R. A. and Sokoya, G. O. (2002) An Obstetric Case Study on Mrs. A. A. with Eclampsia. West African Journal of Nursing Lagos, Nigeria Vol.13, No 2, pp. 56-159.
24. Sokoya, G. O. (2002) Gender Sensitive Approaches to reduction of Violence against women: A Case-Study. West African Journal of Nursing (WAJN), [Publication of the West African College of Nursing (WACN)], West African Health Community, Lagos, Nigeria. Vol.13 (1) 7-11.

25. Sokoya, G. and Muthukrishna, N. (2003). Socio-cultural constructions of gender identities of rural farm-children in south-western Nigeria: Implications for education and social transformation. Perspectives In Education (PIE), Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Vol. 21(3) 47-57.

26. Sokoya, G. O. (2004). How does Marital Dynamics influence Psychological Wellbeing in Farm- families? Gender and Behaviour, Ife Centre for Psychological Studies/Services, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in conjunction with the Network of Psychological Studies of Women Issues, University of Ibadan. Vol.2 (2004), 141-157.

27. Sokoya G. O., Muthukrishna, N. Daber, B. (2004). “We don’t want to talk about it”: A gender analysis of experiences of survivors of the Rwandan genocide, The Nigerian Journal of Applied Psychology, Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Ibadan. Vol. 8 (2) 164-180

28. Sokoya G. O., Muthukrishna, N. and Collings S. J (2005). Afrocentric and gendered constructions of psychological wellbeing in Nigeria: A case study. Journal of Psychology In Africa., The Pennsylvania State University, USA. Vol 15, No. 1 pp.31-40.

29. Sokoya, G O, Collings, S. and Muthukrishna, N. (2005). Exploring the complexities of gender roles and psychological wellbeing in farm-families: implications for agricultural extension, management and research. South African Journal of Agricultural Extension, Vol. 34(1), 122-135.

30. Sokoya, G. O. (2006). Self-reflexivity in gender research: The dilemma of an African Feminist Scholar, Gender and Behaviour, Ife Centre for Psychological Studies/Services, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in Consortium with Psychologia (Ghana). Vol. 4 (1) 867-880

31. Ikudehin, O.A, Sokoya, G.O., Awotunde, J.M., Sopeju, J.O., and Omotayo, A.M. (2006) Awareness, Information sources and response of rural mothers towards National Programme on Immunization in Ogun State. West African Journal of Nursing (WAJN) Vol.17 (2) Pp 105-109

32. Sokoya,G. O., Oluwalana, E. O. and Irekhore, O. T. (2006) Men’s leisure and women’s multiple role involvement in farm-families’ agribusiness: implications for gender sensitive management approaches, Gender and Behaviour, Ife Centre for Psychological Studies/Services, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in Consortium with Psychologia (Ghana). Vol. 4 (2) 882-895

33. Muthukrishna, N., Sokoya, G. O. (2008). Gender differences in pretend play amongst school children in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Gender and Behaviour, Ife Centre for Psychological Studies/Services, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Vol. 6 (1) 1577- 1590

34. Sobo, R. A., Sokoya, G. O., Odufuwa, B. A. and Awonusi, P. A. (2008) Knowledge, attitudes and practice of exclusive breastfeeding among rural mothers in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, Nigeria. West African Journal of Nursing (WAJN). Vol 19 (2) 121-124.
35. Muthukrishna, N., Sokoya,G. O., Moodley, S. (2009). Gender and Disability: An Intersectional Analysisof experiences of ten disabled women in Kwazu-Natal. Gender and Behaviour, Ife Centre for Psychological Studies/Services, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Vol.7 (1) 2262 – 2280.
36. Muthukrishna, N., Sokoya, G. O. (2008). Gender differences in pretend play amongst school children in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Gender and Behaviour, Ife Centre for Psychological Studies/Services, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. 6 (1) 1577- 1590
37. Sokoya, G. O., Sobo R.A . and Muthukrishna, N. (2009) HIV/AIDS and nutrition security in families: An anthropometric assessment of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Ijebu- Ode, Nigeria. West African Journal of Nursing (WAJN). 20 (2) 2-7

38. Fabusoro, E; Sokoya, G. O.; Ayorinde O.S., Alarima C. I. And Oduguwa, O.O. (2012) Gender Analysis of production system and Decision-making in Fulani agro-pastoral households in Southwest Nigeria. Gender and Behaviour, Ife Centre for Psychological Studies/Services, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. 10 (2)

39. Oladoyinbo, O. B., Ashimolowo, O. R., Sokoya, G. O., Sadiq, M. M., Ogunsola, T. O. and Olabimisi, A. D. ( 2013). Factors affecting Utilization of Healthcare Services by Arable Crop Farmers in Oyo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology. 2(11): 3 – 9. ISSN 2277-0585 . http://www.esxpublishers.com

40. Godwin Atser, Alfred Dixon, Friday Ekeleme, David Chikoye, Kenton Dashiell, Toye Ayankanmi, Stefan Hauser, Mary Agada, Moses Okwusi, Grace Sokoya, Patience Olorunmaiye, Adeyemi Olojede, Usman Hughes, Peter Kulakow, Timilehin Osunde, and Emmanuel Adekoya. (2017). The ABC of weed management in cassava production in Nigeria, IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria. 26 pp.

41. Friday Ekeleme, Stefan Hauser, Godwin Atser, Alfred Dixon, Patience Olorunmaiye, Hughes Usman, Adeyemi Olojede , David Chikoye, Mary Agada, Moses Okwusi, Grace Sokoya, Jimin Alfred, Korieocha Davidson (2019). Assessment of weeds of cassava and farmers management practices in Nigeria, Tropicultura / Agri-Overseas A.S.B.L ((3924).
Paper Accepted for Publication (11/01/19). www.tropicultura.org
(D) Refereed Conference Proceedings:
42. Sokoya, G. O. (1997) A Situational Analysis of Rural Women in AMREC Model Extension Programme, In Olowu T.A. (Ed) Towards the Survival Agricultural Extension System in Nigeria, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual National Conference of Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria, pp. 61-72.

43. Sokoya, G. O. (1998) Extension in the Service of Small-scale Farmers in Nigeria. A Participatory Approach, In Olowu T.A. (Ed) Sustainable Agricultural Extension in Nigeria, Proceedings of the 4thAnnual National Conference of Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria. pp. 26 – 32.

44. Sokoya G. O. (1998) Application of the Logical Framework Analysis (LFA) as a Monitoring and Evaluation tool in Agricultural Extension: A Hypothetical case, In Olowu T.A. (Ed) Sustainable Agricultural Extension in Nigeria, Proceedings of the 4th Annual National Conference of Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria. pp. 87 – 93.

45. Sokoya, G. O. (1998) Changing Agricultural Systems: Implications for the Health and Nutritional Status of Children-In-Agriculture. In Adedoyin S.F & Torimiro, D. O. Rural Children and the Future Food Security of Nigeria, Proceedings of the 1st National. Research Network Conference of Children-In-Agriculture, Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye. Pp. 324-335.

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