Pure & Applied Psychology >> Head of Department >> Welcome


On behalf of its existing staff and students, I welcome you to the Department of Pure and Applied Psychology, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.

The Department came into being with the relocation of the University from Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, to Akungba-Akoko, Ondo-State, in 1999. Its goal is to attract and train independently minded students who appreciate the value of the human person and can get it to apply the knowledge-based strategies embedded in his/her training.


The Psychology programme has as its objective the redirection of man towards psychological well-being and mental health to enable him to function effectively not only as a psychologically well-adjusted individual but also as a person who will, through such adjustment, contribute positively to national development as well as the human environment.

The Department runs a 4-year undergraduate programme leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Two of its past undergraduates, namely, Miss Odogiyan, Adepeju Blessing and Mr. Adetula Adeyemi, finished up in the First Class Division, and a host of others in the Second Class (Upper Division). Most of those graduates are now gainfully employed in different areas of human endeavour.

The Department also runs higher degree programmes in Psychology leading to the award of the M.Sc. and the Ph.D, with specializations in clinical, social, developmental, industrial/organizational psychology.

We hope our web pages contain all the information you really want. Feel free to contact us if need be.

Many thanks indeed.

Olukayode A. AFOLABI (Ph.D)
(Acting Head of Department)