Dr Temilola Apena

Dr Temilola Apena

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Dr. Temilola Apena is a graduate of the prestigious University of Lagos, a professional Adult Educator who has interest in Gerontology and Retirement, Literacy, Adult and Non-formal Education and Distance Learning. She is a committed lecturer in the department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education. A programme handler who has supervided a number of students at various levels and have initiated the commencement of a new programme(Adult Education) in the Faculty  by writing a Detailed Programme Proposal (DPP) for the intended programme.





  • Coordinating programme
  • Supervising students’ project
  • Facilitating courses





  • Gerontology
  • Adult and Non-Formal education
  • Open and Distance Learning
  • Adult Literacy





•    APENA, T. T. (1995). An assessment of human and economic factors in the successful implementation of Adult Education in Oyo state, Nigeria (University of Ilorin)
•    APENA, T. T. (2016). Human factor as a correlate of effective literacy implementation in Lagos state, Nigeria (University of Ibadan)
•    APENA, T. T. (2015). Retirees’ adjustment strategies for coping with post-retirement socio-economic problems in Lagos state, Nigeria (University of Lagos)
•    Apena, T. T., Sobowale, I. O. & Ojeomogha, T. O. (2012). Reforming Nigeria technical and vocational education and training to meet global challenges through information and communication technology. Journal of Educational Research and Development. Vol. 7, No 2, 136-141, 0794-4667 Pp. 136-141 (Ahmadu Bello University Zaria)
•    Apena, T. T. (2013). The young old and the youth as users: impact and challenges of information and communication technology in open and distance learning paradigm. West African Journal of Open and Flexible Learning. (WAJOFEL NOUN) Volume 2, No. 2, 145-159, 2276-6472 Pp. 145-159
•    Apena, T. T. (2014). Income distribution inequality and social exclusion: tragedy of the elderly in Nigeria. Journal of Legal Studies. Vol 1, chapter 14, 285-297 Pp. 195-202 (NOUN)
•    Apena, T. T., IGE, O. O. & OJEOMOGHA, T. O. (2014). Self-employed artisans’ socio-economic status and children educational attainment. Journal of Educational Thought. Volume 5, No. 1, 197-210, 1585-4731. Pp 197-210 (University of Lagos)
•    Apena, T. T. (2017). The perception of retirees on Open and distance education as a panacea for poverty and loneliness in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Educational Foundations and Development. Vol. 06 ISSN: 2476-8375 Pp. 34-41 Benin City, Nigeria (University of Benin)
•    Apena, T. T. (2017). Retirees’ readiness and socio-economic factors as determinants of adjustment strategies among civil servants in Lagos state, Nigeria. The Journal of Empirical Studies in Psychology and Education (NJESPE) Vol. 19, No. 1 ISSN: 1595-4870 Pp. 117-129 Career Publishers Owerri, Imo State (University of Port Harcourt)
•    Apena, T. T. & Sokefun, J. A. (2018). An Expose on the Gains and Challenges of the Open University System in Nigeria. An Internationl Journal of Psychology in Africa Vol. 26 No. 1 ISSN: 1117-1421 Pp. 79-93 Ife Centre for Psychological Studies/Services
•    Apena, T. T. & Oyeleke, O. (2018). Stakeholders’ Perception on Some Selected Critical Issues in Open and Distance Education in Nigeria. Journal of Educational Foundations and Development. Vol. 07 ISSN: 2476-8375 Pp. 234-243 Benin City, Nigeria (University of Benin)
•    Apena, T. T. (2018). Between the Elderly, the Caring Home and the Nigerian Law. Niger Delta Journal of Education Vol. 1. No. 1 ISSN: 978-245-572-5 Pp. 107-112 Faculty of Education (Niger Delta University)
•    Apena, T. T. (2018). An Assessment of the Role of Digital Literacy for Sustainable Development in Lagos state, Nigeria. FUOYE Journal of Education Vol. 1 No. 1. Faculty of Education (Federal University Oye Ekiti) Pp.100-104
•    Apena, T. T., Gbenro, A. I. & Oni, M. B. (2018). Developing Curriculum forAdult Learning: Some Considerations. Understanding Adult Education Practice in Nigeria. Essay in Honour of Professor Kehinde Kester (Eds.)John Achers, Ibadan Pp. 149-164





•    5th Annual National Conference on Education, National Security and Economic Empowerment. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto 5th – 8th November 2018  
•    UIDLC 2018 International Conference on Enhancing Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education Through Open and Distance Education  28th - 31st October 2018
•    4th Annual International Conference onof the Faculty of Education, Niger Delta University 27th-31st August 2018   
•    Ist International Conference of Social Sciences (ICOSSS’ 2018) NOUN Abuja 24th - 27th June 2018
•    1st Annual International Conference (AE-FUNAI 2018) 23rd – 26th April
•    University of Ibadan Institute of Education 5th Annual Conference 20th - 23rd November 2017
•    University of Ibadan, Faculty of Education Conference 13th – 16th June 2017
•    World Adult Education Conference, University of Ibadan 8th – 12th August 2016
•    Nigerian National Council for Adult Education Conference 14th-15th October 2015 (University of Lagos)
•    International Conference and Exhibition on Learning Technologies 29th-30th September 2015 (University of Ibadan)
•    1st Annual Conference National Open University of Nigeria School of Education 8th-11th September 2014 (NOUN V/I Lagos)
•    Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning 2nd-6th December 2013 (International Conference Centre Abuja)
•    National Association for Science, Humanities and Education Research Annual National Conference 25th-28th July 2012.

•    Assessment of the Imperatives of Adult and Non-formal Education as Panacea to Insecurity and Economic Empowerment in South-western Nigeria
•    Determinants of Adults’Involvement in Open and Distance Education for Inclusiveness and Equity     
•    Assessment of the Impact of Adult and Non-Formal Education for Social Reform and Security in Lagos State      
•    Rethinking Healthy Ageing in the Context of Environmental Friendliness for Sustainable Development
•    Assessment of Facilitators Satisfaction and Performance on Adult Learners: A case of National Open University of Nigeria
•    Scanning the Quality of Open and Distance Learning as a Yardstick for Acceptability and Marketability
•    Effective Implementation of Adult Education as a Panacea for Instability and Unrest in Nigeria: A Case Study of Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria
•    Incorporating Blended Technology into Adult Education through Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Resources
•    Enhancing quality delivery and feedback in open distance learning through teacher monitoring, evaluation and teaching standards
•    Open learning and publishing in Africa: the challenge of accessibility, affordability and usability  
•    Open and distance education as a strategy for preventing poverty and retirees in Ibadan. International Journal of Education and Research
•    Educating against discrimination, prospect of adult female in Nigeria: The responsibility of all
•    Retiree’s readiness and socio-economic factors as determinants of adjustment strategies among civil servants retirees in Lagos, Nigeria