Professor Peter Okebukola studied 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 specialized training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and Harvard University. He now specializes in quality assurance in education systems, science, computer and environmental education. He is the President of the Global University Network for Innovation GUNI-Africa.
He is the immediate past Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), and he introduced ranking into the Nigerian university system. He is currently working with the leadership of NUC to refine the ranking system and implement the refined scheme at the national level and Africa wide. He served as Consultant to the African Quality Rating Mechanism, an initiative of the African Union to improve the quality of higher education in Africa through quality self-rating. He has won several international gold medals in science and computer education. He has been awarded a number of honorary D.Sc degrees and is a recipient of the National Honour of the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic.