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Peter Okebukola is a Distinguished Professor of science and computer education at Lagos State University, Nigeria. He had his higher education at the University of Ibadan where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 1973 followed by Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Science Education in the same university.

He had specialised science and technology training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and Harvard University, both in Cambridge, USA. He is a Fellow of the Science Association of Nigeria (SAN), Fellow and President of the Nigerian Association for Environmental Education and Fellow and past President of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN).

He won the prestigious 1992 UNESCO Prize for the Communication of Science. He has won several international gold medals in science, environmental and computer education.

He has served as team leader of several quality assurance projects involving UNESCO, the African Union, the World Bank, the Association of African Universities and the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI-Africa).

He was concurrently the Chairman of the Council of four Nigerian universities.

He is currently the Chairman of the Council of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), He is the Executive Chairman, Okebukola Science Foundation. He was Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (2001-2006). He has been awarded a number of honorary D.Sc degrees. He is the recipient of the National Honour of the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic- OFR.