In this first number of Volume 1, the journal pays tribute to the founder of the Fafunwa Educational Foundation, Professor Aliyu Babatunde Fafunwa.
In the first article, Babatunde Ipaye tries to summarize Fafunwa's contributions to education in Nigeria. Fafunwa has contributed in many areas but he is perhaps best known for his ideas on the use of the mother tongue as the medium of instruction in schools. Also significant is his tremendous contribution to science education especially at primary school level.
The five other articles in this number give recognition to these two areas of contribution. Articles by PAI Obanya, Oladele Awobuluyi and E. Nolue Emenanjo focus on language education in general especially from the points of view of policy and practice. E. Ayotunde Yoloye reviews the past and present states of Science, Mathematics and Technological Education in Nigeria and Projects into the 21st Century. A.O. Olarewaju considers the interface between language of instruction and the development of Science and Technology.