HISTORY OF EDUCTION SOCIETY OF NIGERIA: 3RD NATIONAL CONFERENCE REPORT The 3rd National Annual Conference of the History of Education Society of Nigeria (An Affiliate of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education) was held at the main bowl of the University of Ibadan Conference Hall between December 19 and 21, 2006. The opening address was presented by Prof. Gabriel Alegbeleye the dean of Faculty of Education representing the Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. The key-note address was presented by Prof. Michael Omolewa (Ambassador and Nigerian Permanent Delegate to UNESCO) who was decorated as the life Patron of the Association. Five eminent Nigerian scholars in the field of History and History of Education were conferred with the Association’s merit award at the opening ceremony. They are: Prof. Bolanle Awe (Retired), Prof. Kayode Ajayi (D.V.C. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye), Prof. Olatunji Oloruntimehin (Dean Faculty of Arts, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo) and Prof. Samuel Shanu Obidi (Head of Educational Foundations, Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife). The theme of the Conference was Contemporary Issues on History and Policy of Education. Seven Nigerian Scholars in the fields of Educational Policy, Planning and Management led the paper presentations. In all, seventy-eight registered participants participated in the three day interesting and successful conference. The forth annual national conference has been slated to hold at the Rivers State University Port-Harcourt at a date to be fixed by the executives of the association. I am pleased to include the 3rd National Conference Programme as well as the Association’s Presidential Address delivered at the conference . Dr. Olu Osokoya. Affiliated to International Standing Conference for the History of Education 3rd December 19-21, 2006. Tuesday December 19th, 2006. Registration 8.00.-10.00 a.m Opening Ceremony 10.00-11.30 a.m *Recognition of Distinguished Guests: Dr. Ahmed Aminu Chiroma (Provost Federal College of Education Yola) *Vice Chancellor’s Opening Address: Prof. Olufeme A.Bamiro FNSE *The Dean’s Welcoming Address: Prof.Gabriel Bunmi Alegbeleye. *Good will Messages: HODs and Education Stakeholders *African Chanting - The Asaabata Traditional Group *Presidential Address - Rev. Dr. Israel Olu Osokoya *Key-note Address: Prof. Michael Omolewa (Ambassador & Nigeria’s Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Paris) *Decoration of Patron - The Dean Faculty of Education *Conferment of Merit Award - Patron ISCHE(Nigeria) *Responses by Awardees 1. Prof. Bolanle Awe, 2. Prof. Kayode Ajayi 3. Prof. Olatunji Oloruntimehin 4. Prof. Samuel Shanu Obidi 5. Prof. Pai. Obanya *Vote of Thanks: Conference Co-ordinator (Dr.Mrs.G.O. Akanbi) Tea Break/Photo Session - 11.30-12.00 Lead Paper Presentations. 12.00-4.00 Chairman: Prof.Augustus Adeleke Adeyinka 1. Prof. Kayode Ajayi (Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State). Emergent Issues in Teacher Education and Professionalisation of Teaching in Nigeria. 2. Prof. B. Olatunji Oloruntimehin (Dean Faculty of Arts, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo). Education: The State and Civil Society in Africa. 3. Prof. Samuel Shanu Obidi (Head, Department of Educational Foundations & Counseling, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) Non Formal Education or Skill Acquisition? Confusion in Out-of-School Education in Nigeria. 4. Prof. PAI. Obanya (International Educational Strategist, Ibadan) Contemporary Relevance of African Traditional Education. Wednesday 20th December, 2006. Lead Paper Presentations – 9.00-12.00noon. Chairman: Prof.Taju Balogun 1. Prof. Augustus A. Adeyinka (Educational Foundations, University of Botswana). Contemporary Issues on Education in Africa. 2. Dr. R.A. Aderinoye (Department of Adult Education, University of Ibadan). From Correspondence to Distance Education:The Nigerian Experience. 3. Dr. S.O. Adedeji (Department of Educational Management, University of Ibadan). Private Participation in the Provision of Basic Education in Nigeria: Options and Strategies. Lunch - 12.00-1.00p.m Group Presentations - 1.00-5.00p.m Group Leaders 1. Dr. A.O.I Gabriel (River State University of Science and Technology, Port-Harcourt). 2. Dr. Alice Jekayinfa (Department of Arts and Social Science, University of Ilorin). 3. Mrs. Adlyn O. Johnson (Department of Teacher Education, Eastern Polytechnic Sierra-Leone). 4. Dr. Ayo-Sobowale (Lagos State University, Ijannikin). Thursday 21st December, 2006. 1. Group Presentations Continue 9.00-12.00noon 2. General Meeting 12.00-1.00 3. Closing Ceremony/Departure 1.00-4.00 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS DELIVERED BY REV. DR. ISRAEL OLU OSOKOYA DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN ON THE OCCASION OF THE THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF HISTORY OF EDUCATION SOCIETY OF NIGERIA, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, NIGERIA ON 19TH DECEMBER, 2006. The Vice Chancellor, Nigeria’s Ambassador & Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Dean Faculty of Education; Professors and Heads of Departments; Local Organizing Committee; Gentlemen of the Press; Distinguished Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen. It gives me a great pleasure to welcome you to another landmark in the history of our foremost academic society, the History of Education Society of Nigeria, an affiliate of the International Standing Conference for History of Education. I am particularly delighted to welcome into our midst at this opening meeting Nigerian’s foremost scholars who have made their marks in history and history of education I would like to appreciate the Vice Chancellor of this great University for accepting our invitation to give an opening address. I also sincerely appreciate the love extended to us by the Dean Faculty of Education, Prof. G.O. Alegbeleye for the notable roles he had been playing towards the progress of this association since he became the Dean of Education. Let me express our gratitudes to the Heads of Departments in the Faculty of Education for their usual unrelenting support. Today’s meeting is a landmark because we are decorating the initiator of the History of Education Society of Nigeria as our Life Patron. Prof. Michael Omolewa deserves this honour for his roles in promoting this society particularly at the international level. He has not only influenced the fame of this society at the international level, he has also single handedly sponsored our members to international conferences. We sincerely appreciate you sir and wish you more grease to your elbow. We are also conferring on four eminent Nigerian Scholars distinction awards, for their contributions to the field of History and History of Education. We are proud to be associated with Prof. Bolanle Awe, the notable Ibadan Historian. We are also proud to be associated with Prof. Kayode Ajayi the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Prof. Kayode Ajayi is a great scholar indeed and he is known world over for his contributions to educational history and management. Prof. Olatunji Oloruntimehin is a scholar in policy oriented research with particular reference to France and Francophone West African Territories. Though retired, he is not tired as he is currently the Dean of Department of History, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo. Prof. S.S. Obidi, a Canadian trained Educational Historian had made a lot of impact as a professor and head of Educational Foundations, at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. World Conference on History of Education Our next international meeting of the International Standing Conference of History of Education (ISCHE) comes up at the University of Hamburg, Germany between 25 th and 28th July, 2007. The theme of the Conference is Children and Youth at Risk: Approaches in the History of Education. Members who have interest in going to Germany for the conference should contact me for the working themes and should be ready to write their abstract for submission within the next one month. I am pleased to inform you that at the last International meeting held at the University of Umea in Sweden, three of our members were physically present to deliver papers. It is our hope that more members will have the opportunity to attend such international meetings of our society in future. Publications I am also delighted to inform you that our society had published four issues of the African Journal of Historical Sciences in Education. We are most grateful to our Editor-In-Chief Professor Taju Balogun for a wonderful work he had been doing. We have almost completed arrangements with our colleagues in Botswana and Sierra-Leone on how our articles can get published in their Educational Foundation Journals. Members who have scholarly papers in addition to our presentations here should contact me later on this issue of International Journals. While I wish to congratulate our eminent distinguished awardees of today, we wish to let them know that members need their assistance corporately and individually. All awardees are regarded as our resource persons in the field of history of education. We therefore expect that they should be prepared to accommodate us individually and corporately as we bring our academic problems for solutions. We also encourage them to support the society financially to the best of their ability so as to move the society forward in achieving our goals. The Executive members of the International Standing Conference of History of Education (ISCHE) is looking unto Nigeria as the leader of Africa, and perhaps to host the International Conference in Africa within the next five years. This is a big task as a developing nation. We therefore need to work hard in future to be able to meet the standard expected of us. Our members need sponsorship to International Conferences and we need financial support for our learned journals. Thank you all for listening. Dr. Israel Olu Osokoya President (ISCHE) Nigeria.
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