The history of Nigeria Educational development in post colonial era will not be completed without mentioning the name of Professor Aliu Babatunde Fafunwa who was the first Nigeria's Proffesor of Education and the first Nigerian to earn a doctoral degree in Education. Born on September 23rd, 1923 in Isale Eko area of Lagos State, Fafunwa had his Secondary Education at the CMS Grammar School, Lagos Between 1937 and 1943.
As the first African Dean in the faculty of Education at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in which capacity he was invited as the guest of honour during the prize giving day of the famous Methodist College Uzuakoli in 1965, the late minister of Education Professor Babatunde Fafunwa was able to stylishly scold the then Premier of the Eastern region of Nigeria, Dr M.I Okpara who had ban one of the nation's leading newspaper from circulation in the region due the Government believe that the newspaper was an enemy's paper.
A professional is a person who belongs to a profession. It means a person who earns his living from a specified activity. A professional is an expert. A teacher on the other hand is a person who teaches especially one employed in a school. What then is a professional teacher? A professional teacher is a person who had undergone a professional training in education and is able to help others to acquire knowledge, skills and attitude in other to achieve set educational goals. A professional teacher is not just
Evidently, the history of the Nigerian educational system will be incomplete without including Professor Aliu Babatude Fafunwa. He was an educationists per excellence, and a great innovator. Prof. Fafunwa is believed to have been giving birth to on the 23rd of September, 1923, and he left the planet earth at the age of 87 in 2010. Though he left us ten years ago, however, he will continue to be remembered in Nigeria for his patriotic deeds. He contributed immensely to the development of the Nigerian educational
A general meaning as to what education is is that it creates a medium to transfer knowledge and beneficial values from one person to another. Likewise, Fafunwa (1979:26) defines education as “the aggregate of all the processes by which a child or adult develops the abilities, attitudes and other forms of behaviour which are of positive value to the society in which he lives, that is, a process of disseminating knowledge either to ensure social control or to guarantee rational direction of the society or both.”
Looking at the Educational sector in this era, many people are now going into it for one reason or the other. There are people who has two or more seperate degree certificates. Many are also interested in showing this academic prowress but the you're getting Older mentality has cut them off the dream. Does age really matters in this situation? Is age a barrier to Education furthering or achievements? The answer is capital NO. According to Fafunwa 1974, he asserts that Education is the sum total of all the e