Incapacitating Rural Poverty Takes Centre Stage As Fasoranti Delivers AAUA’s 24th Inaugural Lecture Tuesday



A distinguished figure in Economics, Professor Mary Modupe Fasoranti is set to deliver the 24th Inaugural Lecture of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.

The lecture, titled, “Rural Poverty: Incapacitating the Hydra-headed Monster”, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

According to a statement by the Chairman of the University Ceremonies Committee and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin.), Prof. Adebisi Daramola, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, will chair the event. The lecture will take place at the University Multipurpose Hall, commencing at 2:00 pm, with guests urged to be seated by 1:30 pm.

Prof. Modupe Fasoranti’s academic journey includes earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, followed by a Master’s degree in Economics both from University of Benin, Benin City, in 1983 and 1987, respectively, and obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Agricultural Economics from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, in 2006.

Joining the University on 1st of August, 1988 at the former Ondo State University, Ado Ekiti (OSUA) as an Assistant Lecturer Prof. Fasoranti has ascended through the ranks, achieving the revered position of professor in 2016.

While she was the pioneer and former Dean of Faculty of The Social Sciences, Prof. Fasoranti has also served the University at one time or another in over 30 capacities.

She has attended several local and international conferences, including International Conference on Economic, Finance and Management Outlook in Malaysia; Annual International Conference on Emerging Research Trends in Social Sciences, Humanities, Management Studies in Ghana; and NSFR 4th International Conference on the Effect of Global Economic and Financial Reforms on Developing Economies: A Reassessment at Landmark University.

Prof. Fasoranti’s prolific academic career is marked by contributions to six books, one edited book, and over 50 articles in learned journals. While she has served as external examiner to many Nigerian universities, Prof. Fasoranti, has supervised over 30 postgraduate students.

She is a member of a number of professional bodies, including the Nigerian Economic Society, the Social Science Council of Nigeria, the Nigerian Society for Financial Research, and the International Research and Development Institute

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