ABIMBOLA, Prof. Isaac Olakanmi

Born August 2,1948

Odo-ljesa, Osun State





B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D

Gender: N/A
Marital Status
  • Single
Name of Spouse Nihinlola Abimbola; April 1,1978
State of Origin: Atakunmosa East, Osun State
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Female Children 4
Profession Lecturer, researcher, administrator
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

en Asst Lecturer, Science Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, 1976-84; Lecturer 1L Science Education, University of Ilorin, 1984-86; Lecturer I, 1986-90; Snr. Lecturer, 1990-94; Reader/Associate Pro£, 1994-98; Prof., Science Education, University of Ilorin, since1998; Visiting Prof,Science Education, Martin Luther King Jr. Rosa Parks-Cesar Chavez Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, USA, 1992-93; Head, Dept of Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology, Uniform, 1999-2002; Provost Osun State College of Education, llesa, 2002-06; Coordinator. Undergraduate Research Projects, 1984-86; Departmental Research Project 1994-99; Dept. of Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology Seminar, 1984-86; Extra-Mural Classes, Faculty of Education, Unilorin, 1978-79; secretary, Faculty of Education Seminar, 1984-86; Foundation/Managing Editor, Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 1985-92; 1994-99; Editorial, Advisory Board, Journal of Research and Educational Development Abuja; Editor, Teacher Education Today, Journal of the Committee of Provosts of College of Education in Nigeria, 2002-06; Journal of Science Teaching and Learning; Editorial Board, Journal of Research Teaching, 1997-2001; Editorial Board, Ilorin Journal of Education, University of Ilorin, 1995-99;Editorial Board, Science Education Forum, a Publication of the Kwara State Branch of The Science Teachers Association of Nigeria, 199S-2001;Editorial Adviser, School of Science Journal, Osun State College Of Education, Ila-Orangun; Oro Science Education Journal, Kwara State College of Education, Oro, 1994-2001; Lafiaji Journal of Science Education, Kwara Stat College of Education 1995-2001; Ilorin Jour^ State College of Education, Ilorin, 1996-2001 ;xtu, Departmental Consultancy Committee, 1994-99; Curriculum Consultant National Council on Education Committee,1988; Coordinator, Federal Ministry of Education Sponsored Teacher Vacation Course onIntegrated Science, 1988-89; Monitoring Officer, • Presidential Election, Ilorin Metropolis, 1999; Returning Officer, Governorship and State House of Assembly Elections, ESSO/Shawo/Igboidun Constituency of Offa Local Government Area, Kwara State,1999;

: University of Ilorin Distinguished Long Service Award, 25* Anniversary Celebrations, 2001; Honorary Fellow Award, Nigeria Association of Business Educators, 2003;Who’s Who in Osun State, 2004; Leadership Award, The Time News Magazine, 2005; One of the 100 Eminent Yoruba Citizens, Nigerian Tribune, 2005; Distinguished Alumnus Award, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-lfe, 2005;; Nominee, one of the 25 Leading Personalities in Osun State, The News Magazine, 2006;Nominee, EC100, The Education Commitment 1000, The Virtues Magazine, 2006;

mm: University of Ilorin Senate, since 1992; mm: National Association for Research in Science Teaching, 1979-84, since 1994; Editorial Board Member, since 1993; The Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, USA, 1979-84; since 1993; American Educational Research Association, Special Interest Groups Subject Matter Knowledge and Conceptual Change, since1984,andResearch Focus om Education intteC^bbean and Africa, since 1993; General Secretary, Nigeria Association ft*Sciew* Education Research, 1994-98; Member, since 1988; Member. Science Teachers Association of Nigeria, 1977; Curriculum- Science Fair Coordinator, Kwara StateBranch, 1987-93; Educational Studies Association of Nigeria, since 1985; Curriculum Organization of Nigeria, since 1985; The National Association of Biology Teachers, USA, 1979-84;

St.Bartholomew's Anglican Primary School, Odo- Ijesa, 1955-60; LA. Secondary Modem School. Uesa, 1961-63; Wesley College, Ibadan, 1966-68; University of Ife, 1971-75; University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA;

Author: African World-view and School Science, Journal ofthe Science Teachers ‘Association of Nigeria, 1977; A Critical Appraisal of the Role of Laboratory Practical Work in Science Teaching in Nigeria, Journal of Cunicuhan and Instruction, l994;Co-e\Jihar. Research Reviews, The American Biology Teacher, 1984; Origin and Structure of Science Knowledge: Implications for Concept Difficulty in Science, Ilorin Journal of Education, 1995; Gender Influence on Biology: Students Concept, Mapping Ability and Achievement in evolution, Journal of Science Teaching and Learning, 1997; The Science Teacher and Reflective Evaluation of Science Curriculum, Journal of the Science Teachers AssociationofNigeria,2(X)0; The Use of Analogies in Communicating Difficult Science Concepts to Secondary School Students, TheNigeriaTeacherToday,2001; Evaluation of the Curriculum Outcomes of NCE Integrated Science Double Major Programme, The Nigerian Teacher Today,2003’, Levels of Acquisition of Science Process Skills Amongst NCE Integrated Science Pre-Service Teachers, Minna Journal of Educational Studies, 2003;J.SS. Integrated Science, Oshogbo, 1996; Principles and Practice of fnstruction,lkmn,2Q0l;BasicConceptinSXCE

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17,UnilorinSenior Staff Quarters,Umani Audu Road,GR.A., Ilorin, Kwara State
off BishopFalope Road,llesa Anglican Diocesan Estate, Muroko Road, llesa, Osun State.

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