Historical Assessment of Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin As Educationist, Policy Maker and Administrator
Keywords:Education policy, Imade College, Ondo State, Study group, Politician
Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin was a Nigerian educationist, community leader; politician and statesman whose ramified influence had helped shape the course of Nigerian history. This paper examines his role in the educational advancement of his people and nation. The paper adopts the narrative and analytical methods of historical research. Data collection was done through oral interviews, private papers and secondary sources. While the paper noted the remarkable role of Ajasin as a teacher, educational policy maker and administrator, it also highlighted his landmark achievements and assessed the impact of same on Nigeria’s socioeconomic and political progress. It argued that Ajasin as a politician used his political platform to promote the cause of education for the overall benefit of Nigerians. Finally, it concluded that Ajasin was committed to quality education not only for Owo, Ondo State, and the Western region’s indigenes, but Nigerians as a whole, thus leaving behind an enduring legacy in education for generations yet unborn.
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