Post Image

Egunyomi was born in Ikole-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria, on the 10th of December, 1953, to David and Esther Famoroti. She attended Methodist School, Ikole-Ekiti, in 1959–1964 for her primary education, Saint Mary’s Girls Grammar School for her secondary education between 1964 and 1970, and Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, from 1974 to 1977. She later attended the University of Ibadan for her B.Sc.Ed between 1980 and 1983, before earning an M.Ed in Education Planning in 1984 and a Ph.D. degree in 1986.
Read more about Discover Nigeria
Deborah Adetunbi Egunyomi is a professor of Continuing and Non-Formal Education at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, where she previously served as the Head of the Adult Education Department. She was a member of the Visitation Panel set up by Ekiti State government to reposition the College of Health Science and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti.


In 1986, Egunyomi began her academic career at the University of Ibadan as a graduate assistant. She was involved in the feasibility studies for the establishment of the External Studies Programme, now the Distance Learning Centre, of the University of Ibadan. She became a lecturer in 1992, a senior lecturer in 1995, and a professor in 2009. She was the Acting Head of the Department of Adult Education between February 2010 and January 2012 and was later re-appointed as substantive Head of the Department in 2014. As the first female professor in the Department of Adult Education, Egunyomi delivered the fifth annual Inaugural Lecture at the University of Ibadan on 2 July 2015.
Sign up for the Connect Nigeria daily newsletter
She served as an external examiner to many Nigerian Universities and many Nigerian Colleges of Education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has served as a consultant to national and international organizations such as UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDP, federal government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. She also served as an external examiner at the University of Legon, Ghana, from 2007 until 2012. She was appointed as a member of the EKSG Appoints Visitation Panel for the College of Health Science and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti by Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

Conferences and publications

Egunyomi attended several national and international conferences and workshops, such as the National Workshop on Continuing Education Programs in the Nigerian Faculty of Education held at the University of Ibadan during 10–12 September 1990; the fourth E9 Ministerial Review Meeting held in Beijing, China, on 22–23 August 2001; Nigerian National Council for Adult Education (NNCAE) 2008 Annual National Conference held in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria, November 2008; and the fifth World Conference on Environmental Education held in Montreal, Canada, April 2009.
Register to attend the Connect Nigeria Business Mixer
Egunyomi has published more than 80 materials locally and internationally, including book chapters, journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, books, and monographs.


Deborah Egunyomi is married to Adeyemi Egunyomi, a retired Professor of Botany. Source Wikipedia Featured Image Source: education
Got a suggestion? Contact us:

You might also like:
This article was first published on 6th July 2022 and updated on July 14th, 2022 at 3:54 pm


Jeremiah is a scholar and a poet. He has a keen eye for studying the world and is passionate about people. He tweets at @jeremiahaluwong.

Comments (8)

8 thoughts on “Women You Should Know: Deborah Adetunbi Egunyomi”

  • Hello There. I discovered your blog the use of msn. That is a really smartly written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and return to read extra of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I’ll definitely comeback.

  • With havin so much content do you ever run into any
    issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My
    site has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either
    written myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all
    over the web without my authorization. Do you
    know any techniques to help prevent content from being stolen? I’d definitely appreciate it.

    Also visit my web blog – tracfone coupon

  • Because the admin of this web site is working, no uncertainty very soon it will be
    famous, due to its quality contents.

    Also visit my blog; tracfone

  • I always was concerned in this topic and stock still am, thanks for putting up.

  • Some times its a pain in the ass to read what website owners wrote but this site is rattling user pleasant! .

  • Everything is very open and very clear explanation of issues. was truly information. Your website is very useful. Thanks for sharing.

  • canadian pharmacy cialis 20mg Once better understood, specific ethnic outreach programs could be designed to address this disparity

  • Hi my friend! I want to say that this article is awesome, nice written and include approximately all vital infos. I would like to peer extra posts like this .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *