Dr Oluyomi Pitan


I am a female academic from Nigeria. I graduated from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria with a PhD in Educational Management in 2010, with a focus in Economics of Education. I held postdoctoral research fellowship and lecturing positions from 2014 to 2018 at the university of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa, where I currently hold the honorary  research fellow position. Presently, I hold the position of a senior lecturer at the department of arts and social science education, Lead City University in Ibadan, Nigeria. My areas of expertise include educational planning and policy and economics of education, and my areas of research interest are skills mismatch and employability of university graduates. I have presented my research at both national and international conferences, and as of today, I have received a total of 516 citations, a significant increase from 2013

Academic Qualifications

B.Sc. (Ed.) Economics; M.Ed. Educational Management (Economics of Education); Ph.D Educational management

Professional Qualifications

Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)

Professional Bodies and memberships

• The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), United Kingdom • Higher Education Research and Policy Network (HERPNET), Nigeria • Nigerian Association of Educational Administration and Planning (NAEAP), Nigeria • Education Management Association of South Africa (EMASA) • Association for Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA

Research Interests

Graduate/Student Employability; Skills Mismatch; Efficiency of the school system