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Hi, I'm Dr. RITA EZEOKOLI

Senior Lecturer

  Dr Ezeokoli is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Social Work Department of Veronica Adeleke, School of Social Sciences, Babcock University Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria, with area of interest in Social and Family Psychological Welfare and Community Development. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Social Work (Community Development) from University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. She also holds Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling from University of Ibadan, Ibadan and Masters in Social Work (MSW) also from University of Ibadan, Ibadan. She obtained her first degree in Religious Studies (Educational Foundation) from the University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt.

Before joining Babcock University, she was a Lecturer 11 at Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. She has been actively engaged in the academia since 2002 as a Research Assistant during her PhD program at in the University of Ibadan for six years (2002-2008).  She was the Acting Coordinator Social Work Unit of Babcock University in 2013 – 14. Also she was appointed by the Department of Social Work, Babcock University to assist the HOD as Assistant HOD for the department from 2015 to 2018.

Dr. Ezeokoli has been providing field supervision for her students in agencies in Nigeria. She was a visiting lecturer to Savannah State University, GA USA in 2018, where she was the supervising faculty for the International field placement for exchange students at the University. The international field Education in Gerontology was funded by a grant from the International Association of School of Social Workers (IASSW). Also in 2019, she chaperoned social work students for international exchange program to savannah state university, GA, USA.  Within this period of visiting, she was involved in knowledge sharing and understudying of faculty at Savannah State University under the terms of the MOU.   She is married with children.

She has also delivered several professional papers in workshops, seminars and conferences. She is a member of both National Association of Social Workers (NASOW) and the International Association of School of Social Workers (IASSW). She is also a member of Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASON) and Nigeria School Health Association (NASHA). Her other professional affiliations include Nigerian National Council of Adult Education (NNCAE), National Association of Social Work Educators (NASWE) and Association of Medical Social Workers (AMSWON).                                                                    

PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATION TITLE
Health care personnel and the need for palliative care services in a University Teaching Hospital in Ogun State, Nigeria.
Differential Effectiveness of Lifestyle Modification and Nutrition Education in Enhancing Nutritional Knowledge and Healthy Eating Practices among Pupils in Nigeria.
Perceptions on Traditional Birth Attendants Integration into the Primary Health Care System in Ikenne Local Government Area, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Assessment of the influence of stress and depression on cigarette smoking among undergraduate students in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Assessment of the influence of stress and depression on cigarette smoking among male undergraduate students of Lagos State University, Nigeria.
PSYCHO-SOCIO DETERMINANTS OF UNDERGRADUATES' DIETARY HABITS AT BABCOCK UNIVERSITY
The use of rapid response system in Teaching hospitals: An empirical assessment.
The Benefits of Students’ Support Follow-Up Program on Students Involved In Substance Abuse: Empirical Evidence from Babcock University Community
Psychoeducational Programs as Correlates of Social Adjustment of Residents at a Correctional Youth Center in Nigeria
Social Work Response To Stress and Employees’ Health Status in Banking Industry: An Analysis of Their Coping Measures
AN ASSESSMENT OF ADOLESCENTS’ KNOWLEDGE AND PERCEIVED SUSCEPTIBILITY OF PEER GROUP RELATIONSHIPS ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IKENNE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OGUN STATE, NIGERIA
PSYCHO-SOCIO DETERMINANTS OF UNDERGRADUATES DIETARY HABITS AT BABCOCK UNIVERSITY
The Benefits of Students’ Support Follow-Up Program on Students Involved In Substance Abuse: Empirical Evidence from Babcock University Community.
THE USE OF RAPID RESPONSE SYSTEM IN TEACHING HOSPITALS: AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT
Psychosocial Predictors of Poltical Violence among the Electorates in Ibadan East Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria: Implications for Social Workers
Sexual Behaviour, HIV/Stiprevention Knowledge, and Utilisation of Vct among the Residents in Sagamu Metropolis of Ogun State, Nigeria
Willingness to Seek Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT): An Empirical Analysis Among Sagamu Residents of Ogun State, Nigeria
OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS AND THE USE OF SAFETY MEASURES AMONG CONSTRUCTION COMPANY WORKERS IN IBADAN, OYO STATE
An Analysis of the Place of Community Development in National Development Plan in Nigeria from 1960
Economic Recession and Vicious Cycle of Poverty
The Need for the Psychology of Adult Learning in Nigeria: Its Relevance and Practicability.
Dimensions of Service Quality Encountered By Students on Sustainability of Higher Education in Nige
Psychosocial Determinant of Creativity among Secondary School Students in Saki, Oyo State, Nigeria
Adolescents’ Knowledge and Attitude towards Regular Healthcare as a Way of Improving HIV/STD Test
An Assessment of Women Participation in Community Welfare Programmes of Oil Producing Companies in
Problems Solving Methods in Rural Community Organizations in Nigeria
Quality of Life in Rural Communities in Nigeria: An Analysis
Concept and Relevance of Adult and Non- Formal Education to National Development
Trends of Government Policy on Community Development in Nigeria
YOUTH RESTIVENESS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE NIGER DELTA REGION