OKEBUKOLA, Prof. Peter Akinsola Okunola . .




Akinsola Okunola
B.Ed., M.Ed, MI, Ph.D. OFR. University Lecturer, born February 17, 1951, Ilesa, Osun State; married Foluso Olutoyin Fajemilehin, 1978; two sons, two daughters; Education: St. Malachy's College, Sapele, Delta State, 1964-67; Remo Secondary School, Sagamu, Ogun State, 1968-69; University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, 1970- 73; 1981-84; TAFE, Perth, Australia, 1990- 91; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, 1997; Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. Career: Science teacher, Holy Saviour's College, Mushin, Lagos, 1970; Accounts Clerk, Nigeria Explosives and Plastics Company Limited, Isolo, Lagos, 1971-72; Science Teacher, National Youth Service Corps, 1973-74; Head, Department of Science, Ososa Grammar School, 1973-74; Senior Education Officer/Head, Department of Science, CAC Teachers' College, Efon-Alaye, Ekiti State, 1974-78; Science Teacher, Oke-Mesi Grammar School, Oke-Mesi, Ondo State; 1975-78; Lecturer Grade II in Biology, Oyo State College of Education, Ilesha, 1978-80; Lecturer Grade I in Biology, Oyo State College of Education, Ilesa, 1982-84; Vice Dean, School of Science, Oyo State College of Education, Ilesa, 1984;Acting Dean, School of Science, Oyo State College of Education, Ilesa; Senior Lecturer, Science Education, Lagos State University, Lagos, 1984-88; Director, Pre- Degree Science Programme, Lagos State University, 1984-88; Acting Head, Department of Educational Foundations, Lagos State University, 1984-88; member, Senate, Lagos State University, Lagos, 1984-91; member, Governing Council, Lagos State University; Associate Professor of Science Education, Lagos State University, Lagos, 1988-92; Visiting Fellow, University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, 1990-91; Head, Department of Curriculum Studies, Lagos State University, 1991-92; Dean, Faculty of Education, Lagos State University, Lagos, since 1992; Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University, since 1994; Acting Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University, 1996-97; Director, Centre for Environment and Science Education, Lagos State University, since 1996; Honorary Inspector of Education for Oyo State, 1979-84;member, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Syllabus Review Committee, 1986-88; Consulting Editor, The Science Teacher, since 1986; member, Federal Government Delegation to the 1990 African Science Olympiad, Lusaka, Zambia; Visitation Panel, Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, 1994; Contributing Editor for West Africa Science Education, 1995; Board member, International Academy of Education, 1996; Consultant, Examination Matters, Biology, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board; Chairman, International Panel for Review of the West African Examination s Council Biology Syllabus; member, National Planning Commit tee for the Establishment of the Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientist Organisation of Nigeria; member, International Research of Ulster, Ireland; Consultant, Higher School Biology Programme of Mpelembe High School, Kitwe, Zambia; Consultant, Model ofan environmental science programme for African Schools under the aegis of the Forum of African Science Educators; External Examiner for Ph.D, Mphil, MSc. degree, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria: University of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife; Curtln University of Technology, West ern Australia, University of Ibadan, Univer sity of Jos; life member, Science Teachers Association ofNigeria, since 1971; member, Educational Studies Association ofNigeria, since 1982; member, National Association for Research inScience TeachingUSA,since 1983;member, Institute of Biology, London, since 1983; member, National Science Teachers Association, USA, since 1985; member, American Educational Research Association , since 1985; member, National Association for Environmental Education, since 1991; member, Science Teachers Association of Western Australia, since 1991; Awards/Honours: Recipient, Best overall performance in West African School Certificate, St. Malachy's College , Sapele, 1967; Best Lower Six Student, Remo Secondary School, Sagamu, Ogun State, 1968; recipient, Best Upper Six Student, Remo Secondary School, Sagamu, Ogun State, 1969; recipient, John F. Kennedy Essay Award, 1969; recipient, Federal Government Undergraduate Scholarship Award, 1970-73; Federal Government Postgraduate Scholarship, 1979-84; recipient, Gold Medal for Science Education, 1997; recipient, Award for Distinguished and Sustained Service to Science Education, 1997; Foreign Decoration: honoured, United Nation'Scientific Cultural Organisation Prize for Communication and Popularisation of Science, 1993; recipient, Japan Senior Travel Fellowship, 1995; Pulications: Co-author, Macmillan Primary Science Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Macmillan Publishers, Ibadan, 1989; Co-author, Nigerian Junior Secondary School Basic Texts: Integrated Science Books 1,2.3. Nigerian Publishers Services Limited, Ibadan, 1989; Hobbies: reading, computing, travelling; Official Address: Department of Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education, Lagos State University, P.M.B. 187, Apapa, Lagos; Telephone/Fax: 01-588-4062; Home: 6B, Lagos State University Staff Quarters, Ojo; Telephone: 090-408-982
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