|Day of birth:||11.06.1985|
|Languages:||ENGLISH, YORUBA, BASIC FRENCH|
|Role:||PhD Student/Prospective PhD Student|
In my first year of senior secondary school, I found myself single-handedly changing to the arts against the desires of my parent who were bent on having me do the sciences to be a medical doctor. This act and many others in my life go to buttress my belief that I am a self-motivated, strong-willed and hardworking girl. I am a young lady of 28 born into a family of six and passionately want to make a success of an academic career. I have a B.A and M.A in Philosophy from University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Experiencing a cultural background that subtly favours marriage for a girl-child, over the pursuit of knowledge, passion or education has provided a profound impetus to accomplish my ambition. Hence, the decision to do a doctorate is almost solely mine and the financial implication to be borne by me; this is having being sponsored all my life by family and friends. They have helped me to build a good CV. What I am being paid is just sufficient for daily needs and to buy a few books to stay informed and relevant. This funding will go a long way in bringing my passion for the academia to fruition. I hope to teach, research, impact the society and equally provide support to all and persons undergoing similar life situation.
I have successfully published a number of papers in academic journals. In 2008, I was one of the winners of the Udo Schuklenk Bioethics Essay Competition. In the last couple of years, aside being a graduate assistant during the M.A programme, I equally worked as a research assistant with one of my professors. Some of the major projects we executed together were developing course materials and reviewing papers for publication. I currently teach Philosophy in a budding department of Philosophy, Politics and Economics of a relatively new university in The Gambia. I have had all my education in an English speaking country, I also teach in English. The English test I wrote also pitched my knowledge of the language as advanced. I have a basic knowledge of French; I speak and write my native language (Yoruba) very well and I am open to perfecting and learning new language(s) if need be.
Aside my love for research and teaching, my previous work experiences as a teacher in a high school and a volunteer in an NGO in addition to my academic training go to reinforce in my mind the idea that the academia is for me. This is the reason why I want to do a doctorate programme; as there is no academic worth her salt without having such qualification. I strongly believe a doctorate in philosophy will provide a more robust platform for my research activity.
|2004-2008||UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, Nigeria|
|2011-2012||UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, Nigeria|
|2014-2014||ASSISTANT LECTURER, UNIVERSITY|