Demography and Social Statistics

DSS Undergraduate Programmes


Demography is the scientific study of human populations especially with reference to their sizes, density, composition, distribution and changes that occur in them over time; and the social, economic, political and other consequences that accompany such changes.  It is a discipline that cuts across many aspects of human development and therefore finds relevance and applications in several social science, science and health disciplines, including economics, psychology, sociology, geography, business management and science disciplines such as biology, public health and medical sciences. The programme at Covenant University has graduated eleven sets of undergraduate students and it is fully accredited by the National University Commission (NUC). The Programme is blessed with vibrant faculty who are highly trained and have both local and international experiences in the field. They are dedicated and committed to the development of future generation of demographers and population scientists that are highly needed in Nigeria, Africa and Globally. The faculty profiles are provided in this document.


Admission Requirements:

Candidates seeking for admission into a 4-year programme in Demography and Social Statistics should fulfil the following requirements:
1. The candidate should possess at least five credit passes at not more than two sittings in the Senior School Certificate (SSCE), General Certificate of Education (GCE) or National Examination Council Examinations or their equivalents in the following subjects:
(a) English Language
(b) Mathematics
2. The candidate must also sit for the current JAMB examination and obtain the prescribed cut-off mark in the relevant subject.
3. The candidate must pass the screening exercise conducted for all applicants by Covenant University (known as CUSAS) for admission to the programme.

Graduation Requirements:

To graduate from the 4-year Bachelor of Science degree programme in Demography and Social

   Statistics, students must have completed a minimum of 164 credit units as shown.

Required Units for graduation: B.Sc. Demography and Social Statistics Programme







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Industrial Training [SIWES]






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Course Structure:

100 Level Demography and Social Statistics
200 Level Demography and Social Statistics
300 Level Demography and Social Statistics
400 Level Demography and Social Statistics

Staff and personnel

The vibrant faculty in the Department comprises of highly trained international and experienced Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers and Graduate Assistants that are rich in world-leading research, academic learning, and industrial applications. They are dedicated and committed to the development of leading demographers and social statisticians that are highly needed in Nigeria, Africa and globally. 



List of Staff


  1.   Prof G. A. Oni                              -         Professor
  2.   Dr. D. E. Azuh                              -         Associate Professor
  3.   Dr. M. Oladosun                          -        Senior Lecturer
  4.   Dr. E. O. Amoo                            -          Senior Lecturer
  5.   Dr. M. A. Akanbi                         -           Lecturer 1
  6.   Dr. F. F. Fasina                             -          Lecturer 1
  7.  Dr. (Mrs) G. W. Samuel               -           Lecturer 2
  8.  Dr. (Mrs) A. Olawole-Isaac         -            Lecturer 2
  9.   Mr. P. O. Adekola                        -            Assistant Lecturer

 Adjunt Faculty

  1.  Prof. O. Adedokun                      -           Professor
  2. Prof. A. Akinyemi                       -           Professor
  3.  Dr. J. L. Oyefara                          -           Associate Professor                
  4.  Dr. O. Wusu                                 -           Associate Professor
  5.  Dr. G. Adeyemi                           -           Associate Professor


C Staff

  1. Mrs Ituah  Osanyande                  -           Administrative Officer




Professor. Gbolahan A. Oni
+234 813 874 8824
Gbolahan Oni is a Professor of Demography and Social Statistics at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. He is a Public Health/Population Scientist with more than three decades experience in undergraduate and postgraduate levels teaching, research, program development and management. He received his trainings in the fields of mathematics, biostatistics, epidemiology and demography at the following higher institutions – University of Lagos, Nigeria (B.Sc.); University of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK (M.Sc.); Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA (Ph.D) and Princeton University, USA (Post-doctorate). He has been using his acquired skills to explore various public health, population and social issues and through rigorous research, had come up with evidence-based suggested solutions to some of the problems. He has held senior level positions in institutions in Africa, Middle East and the USA. His high-level research works conducted independently or in collaboration with others have led to numerous publications in several high impacts (scientific) journals. His areas of research are, Population and Reproductive Health, Socioeconomic Determinants of Fertility, Morbidity and Mortality, Maternal and Child Health, Men’s Health, Monitoring and Evaluation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society of London (FSS), Member of Global Health Council, Member of International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Member of American Public Health Association (APHA), Member of Population Association of America (PAA) and Member of Population Association of Nigeria (PAN). His current goals are to continue to pursue innovative efforts that bring solutions to human health and social problems and to mentor new generation of leaders who will deliver on the promise of better life for all.

Dr Dominic Ezinwa Azuh
+234 805 644 1061, +234 703 561 4879

Dr Dominic Ezinwa Azuh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Demography and Social Statistics. He holds a PhD Degree in Population Studies from S. V. University India. He has authored and co-author several research papers in high impact Journals.  He is a member of both national and international academic associations such as: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population; International Sociological Association, Asia Forum for Development and Population Study; International Union for Global Health, South East Asia, Population Education Association, Tirupati India, Population Association of Nigeria, and so on. He was among the awardees of the following research awards: Covenant University Public Health and Well-being Research Group; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Population and Development (with emphasis on Maternal Health, Gender and Reproductive Health); Well Being and Behavioural Issues and Nigeria Prostate Cancer Prevention study. His research interests are in public health, wellbeing, maternal health, prostate cancer, habitat and migration.

Dr Muyiwa Oladosun
+234 806 526 4210

Muyiwa Oladosun joined Covenant University as a Senior Lecturer, in January 2015. Before joining Covenant University, he was the Managing Director/Principal Consultant at Covenant Friends International Consultants (former MiraMonitor Consulting Ltd.), USA/Nigeria between 2002-2014; Senior Research Associate with The Guttmacher Institute, USA, 2002-2003; and Research Officer with Population Services International (PSI), USA, 1999-2002. He has over 30 years diverse experience conducting research, evidence-based monitoring and evaluation of projects and programs in several countries of sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia, Eastern Europe, North America, and South America. He has a PhD in Rural Sociology/Demography, Pennsylvania State University, USA in 1999; MA in Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand in 2003; and B.Sc. in Demography & Social Statistics, University of Ife (now OAU), Nigeria in 1985. He is a member of American Public Health Association, Population Association of America, Rural Sociological Society of America, and American Evaluation Association.

Gbemisola W. SAMUEL
, B.Sc.
M.Sc., Ph.D.
+234 808 788 0025

Samuel Olugbemisola W. had her first, second and third degrees in Demography and Social Statistics from Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. Her thesis was titled, “Proximate Determinants: The Pathways of Influence of Underlying Factors on Under-five Mortality in Nigeria”. She is an alumna of the Young Scientists Summer Programme, Laxenburg, Austria. She has collaborations with the UN-Habitat, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital. Gbemisola is a member of many national and international associations such as International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), European Association for Population Studies (EAPS), Population Association of Nigeria (PAN), Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISMN), to mention but a few.  Her research interests are in the areas of child health, reproductive health, migration, and population development. She has published articles in high impact journals.

Fagbeminiyi F. FASINA
B.Sc(Ife), MDS(Ife), MPhil(CU), Ph.D(CU)

Fagbeminiyi FASINA is a Demographer and a Statistician with over 10 years of professional experience as a University teacher. He teaches Demographic Techniques, Measures of Population, Data Analysis and Social Statistics at undergraduate levels. He had been involved in consultancy activities with National and International Agencies in the following thematic areas notably HIV and AIDS, Reproductive Health, Census Methodology, Strategic Planning etc, during and after National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He had a wide experience in area of field research coordination,Compiling of retrieved data and Analyzing of retrieved data. He is currently a Lecturer I in the Department. He had both Bachelor of Science(B.Sc) and a Masters' degree in Demography and Social Statistics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria and currently a PhD holder in Demography and Social Statistics in Covenant University, Ota,Ogun State, Nigeria

Adebanke Olawole-Isaac
B.Sc (Ife), M.Sc (Ife), Ph.D
+234 703 901 5597

Adebanke Olawole-Isaac is a lecturer in the Department of Demography and Social Statistics, College of Business and Social Sciences, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. She obtained her Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees (B.Sc and M.Sc) in Demography and Social Statistics, from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (Nigeria) respectively and her Ph.D in the same field at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. Her research interest includes: Reproductive Health, Population Studies, Gender issues and Migration. She is a registered member of Professional bodies like; International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) and International Sociological Association (ISA).

Dr. Moses Ayokunle Akanbi
BSc (Ife), MDS (Ife), MPhil, Ph.D (CU)

Moses Akanbi is a Demographer and Social Statistician with extensive research and training experience in Nigeria. His Ph.D involved working with a team of international experts on Ageing and Developments. He led research on variations in old-age support in an urbanising society of South-Western Nigeria. He has numerous publications in respected international journals, including book chapters. Moses has been involved with teaching, researching and mentoring both undergraduates and postgraduates in the past 10 years at Covenant University. He is a member of the Population Association of Nigeria (PAN), International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP); and Population Association of America (PAA). He serves as reviewer for a number of international ISI journals. His research interests include: ageing and developments; gender/related issues, female labour force participation, population and developments, reproductive health and socio-economic development.

Paul Oluwatomipe ADEKOLA
B.Sc. (Hons); M.Sc. (Pop Geog), M.Sc. (Demo & Soc Stat), Ph.D-In View
+234 703 221 7871

Paul Adekola has over six years of active teaching, administrative, research experience and mentoring of undergraduate students at the University level in Nigeria. He bagged his Bachelor’s degree in Geography and has masters’ degrees both in Geography as well as Demography & Social Statistics at the University of Ibadan and Covenant University respectively. His areas of expertise include Population and Development, Migration, Geographies of Health, Gender & Women Studies and Quantitative Analysis among others. He has publications in various top international peer-reviewed journals and has authored a motivational book titled, ‘The Power of Choice’. He is a registered member of many national and international professional bodies like; International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Union for African Population Studies (UAPS), Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG), Population Association of Nigeria (PAN) and International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS), Japan, among others.

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