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History Of The Department Of Science And Technology Education At Olabisi Onabanjo University.

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The vision/mission statement of Olabisi Onabanjo University could be derived from its motto which is “Excellentia Humana Et Patriae Opus” which translates into “The flowering of Human Abilities and Service to the Fatherland.” That is, Olabisi Onabanjo University shall be centre of academic excellence where traditional wisdom shall be given a pride of place. Culture will thrive in all its manifestations; knowledge will be pursued relentlessly to ensure the flowering of human abilities and service to the Nigeria nation and the world at large. I will like to share with you brief history of the department of science and technology education at Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye.

The Department of Science and Technology Education evolved from the Department of Curriculum Studies and Instructional Technology in 2014. This was consequent upon the restructuring of Departments in the Faculty of Education in July 2014. It should be noted that the Department of Curriculum Studies and Instructional Technology was one of the Foundation Departments in the Faculty of Education and was established in 1984 with Dr. E.O.A. Ajayi overseeing the Department.

Past Heads of Department of Curriculum Studies & Instructional Technology include:

Mr. Niyi Benedict - Assist. Coordinator - 1985-1986

Mr. Niyi Benedict - Ag. Head - 1986-1987

Prof. T.A. Balogun - 1987-1988

Prof. B.A. Ogundimu - 1988-1989

Dr. Niyi Benedict - 1989-1994

Dr. O.O. Sotonwa - 1994-1997

Dr. O.A. Oyedeji - 1997-1999

Dr. (Mrs.) S.Y. Erinosho - 1999-2001

Dr. (Mrs.) L.A. Adesanya - 2001-2004

Prof. O.A. Oyedeji - 2004-2006

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi - 2006-2008

Dr. (Mrs.) J.B. Bilesanmi-Awoderu - 2008-2009

Prof. (Mrs.) K. A. Alebiosu - Jan. 2010-2012

Dr. (Mrs.) H.T. Benedict - 2012-2014

Past/Present Heads of Department of Science & Technology Education include:

Dr. A.S. Ifamuyiwa - 2014-2017

Dr. Tayo Omoniyi - 2017-2019

Dr. (Mrs.) Bimbola Oludipe - Ag. Head - 2019

The Department is dedicated to providing high quality Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education in science, curriculum and evaluation; and hopes to develop rapidly setting the pace in the production of quality personnel. The Department currently runs programmes in:

(a) Biology Education

(b) Chemistry Education

(c) Computer Science Education

(d) Integrated Science Education

(e) Mathematics Education

(f) Physics Education

(g) Library & Information Sciences (in view)

(h) Vocational & Technical Education (in view)

Although, Postgraduate programmes commenced in the Department of Curriculum Studies & Instructional Technology in 1996/1997 session, the re-structuring in 2014 left the Department of Science and Technology Education with the following programmes at Masters and Ph.D levels:

i. Science Education

ii. Mathematics Education

iii. Educational Technology

iv. Educational Evaluation

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