Vol. 14 No. 1-s (2023): Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (Special Edition in Honour of Prof. Esther Oreoluwa Omosewo)

It is a great privilege for me to express my views via this special edition of the Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (JCI) in my honour, celebrating 32 years of service at the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. I have served in various capacities in the University, including, being the Managing Editor for this Journal for many years.

I am eternally grateful to God for the rare privilege of being a professional teacher having taught at all levels of our educational system. God has been so kind to me in all ramifications. I am gifted to have served in the Department, worked with great minds and dedicated scholars since my appointment on 16 December 1991.

This special edition of the JCI contains 19 well researched scientific papers on current trends in the field of Science Education. I personally found the articles interesting and reinforcing. The articles provide a golden opportunity in presenting on-going research works and, template for other researchers to harness. The information supplied by researchers, no doubt, will be useful in advancing the envisaged development for educators, within and outside the shore of Nigeria.

I urge colleagues to continue the good works. We all have the mandate to protect academic culture and the leading role in standard and integrity in all we do for which our Department is known. Embracing new technologies in our teaching and, engaging in purposeful collaboration in research works is the way to go now and, will be defining factors in the years ahead. No one should be left behind!

I wish to appreciate Dr. Khadijat S Ameen, the Head of Department and Dr. M. A. Akanmu, the Managing Editor, respectively, at this auspicious time, for facilitating the production of this special edition of the JCI to mark my exit from the Department and the University.

Professor Esther Ore OMOSEWO
Department of Science Education
University of Ilorin,
Ilorin, Nigeria
20 February, 2023

Published: 2023-02-27