About Department of Biology Education
The Department of Science Education was established in 2016 along with other three Departments. These departments were the foundation of the Faculty of Education. The Faculty was founded by the University Management under the able, dynamic, visionary and transformational leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kayode Soremekun. The Department of Science Education started with Professor Olorundare Solomon who as the Dean of the Faculty doubled as the pioneering Head of Department (HOD) of our dear Science Education Department. At the time, the department had four Adjunct Lecturers and five Administrative Staff. The Adjunct Lecturers were: Dr. O.I.Oginni, Dr (Mrs) S. K. Ekundayo, Dr (Mrs) D. O. Alabi, Dr. Ajayi and Mr O. O. Ojo. Two other Adjunct Lecturers later joined the Department namely Dr Folasade Ojobola and Mr Olowookere, respectively.
After the expiration of the sabbatical leave of Prof. Olorundare, Dr Adams was co-opted by the Prof. K. O. Okokheta who took over from Prof Olorundare Solomon,as the Dean, Faculty of Education, to coordinate the Department until the appointment of Dr. Philip I. Ajewole by the University Management. Dr Philip I. Ajewole coordinated the department until Dr Mrs Foluke Olubamike Grace Abiona was appointed as the Corrdinator of the department. She is the incumbent Head of Department, Science Education Department.
The Department commenced teaching, learning and research activities with four programmes which are: Agricultural Science Education, Biology Education, Chemistry Education and Mathematics Education. Afterwards, Physics Education, Educational Technology were approved by the National University Commission (NUC) for onward award of degrees. The six programmes are being run concurrently as independent programmes, leading to the award of the degrees of B. Sc. Ed. Agricultural Science, B. Sc. Ed. Biology Education, B. Sc. Ed. Chemistry Education and B. Sc. Ed. Mathematics Education, B. Sc. Ed. Physics Education and B. Sc. Ed. Educational Technology. The programmes are in line with the national goals of education as stipulated in the National Policy of Education. The Department currently has Eighteen teaching staff and eight non-teaching staff, respectively. Since inception, the Department has made many achievements among which are the establishment of Agrarian Club and Students’ Association Society.
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