Distinguished Prof. Peter Akinsola Okebukola, OFR needs no introduction in the academic circles!
The latest gist about him is that he just clocked 70 years today, which also marks his retirement from the service of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo.
Born February 17, 1951, Ilesa, Osun State, he attended St. Malachy’s College, Sapele, Delta State, 1964-67 and proceeded to Remo Secondary School, Sagamu, Ogun State, 1968-69. He gained admission into University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State in 1970 and graduated with B.Ed. in Biology Education in 1973; returned to UI in 1981-84 where he bagged his M.Ed. and PhD in Science Education.
He had other post-graduate certificates in Higher, Computer and Environmental Education at TAFE, Perth, Australia, 1990- 91; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, 1997; Harvard University in Cambridge, USA.
After many years of work experience as an educator at virtually all levels of education, he joined the Lagos State University, Ojo as a Senior Lecturer and rose through the ranks to become a Distinguished Professor of Science and Education.
Prof. Peter Okebukola shone like a million stars when he served as the 6th Executive Secretary, Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC, 2001-2006), having served as Ag. Vice Chancellor, LASU (1996-1997) and in various other capacities at national and international levels
He was concurrently the Chairman of Council of four Nigerian
universities. He is currently the Chairman of Council of the
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Chairman, Board
of Trustees of Crawford University, Chairman, Board of Trustees
of Caleb University.
Okebukola was our Keynote Speaker at AdasiScience EduTech Webinar for Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria held on 14 July, 2020 and was the pioneer recipient of AdasiScience True African Heroes Award (ATAHA) as the “Pillar of e-Learning in Africa”.
Peter is happily married Foluso Olutoyin Fajemilehin since 1978 and they are blessed with t sons and two daughters.
As you continue your good works in this phase, AdasiScience will continue to partner with your landmark initiatives especially the Culturo-Techno-Contextual Approach (CTCA) which you invented in 2015.
70 Hearty Cheers to our Grand Patron. More fruitful years ahead!