First Female VC In Nigeria Dies At 89 years


First female Vice-Chancellor in Nigeria, Grace Alele-Williams has kicked the bucket at 89 years old years, HezNews reports.

Mrs. Alele-Williams, a teacher of science acquired conspicuousness after she was designated the bad habit chancellor of the esteemed University of Benin in 1985.

Effortlessness Alele-Williams OON, FMAN, FNAE (16 December 1932 – 25 March 2022) was a Nigerian teacher of math training, who left a mark on the world as the principal Nigerian lady to get a doctorate and the main Nigerian bad habit chancellor at the University of Benin.

Her residency saw an exceptional decrease in cultism, a danger in UNIBEN at that point.

Before she was named bad habit chancellor, she left a mark on the world as the main Nigerian lady to get a doctorate in Mathematics training in 1963, an interesting accomplishment in the sixties.

President Muhammadu Buhari had worked with the previous VC on her 89th birthday celebration in December 2021, commending her part in disinfecting UNIBEN of cultism.

“President Buhari compliments the educationist on her accomplishments over numerous years, enlivened by the vision and difficult work, turning into the main lady to procure a Ph.D. in Nigeria (1963), and involving her assets to set out open doors for different ladies, especially in getting schooling,” mostly read the articulation gave by Mr. Buhari’s representative, Femi Adesina.

The conditions encompassing her passing are indistinct at the hour of documenting this report.

Elegance Awani Alele was brought into the world to an Owan father and Itsekiri mother in Warri, Western Region (present-day Delta State), Nigeria on 16 December 1932. She attended Government School, Warri, Queen’s College, Lagos, and the University College of Ibadan(now the University of Ibadan). She acquired a master’s degree in science while showing at Queen’s School, Ede in Osun State in 1957 and her Ph.D. degree in math instruction at the University of Chicago (U.S.) in 1963, thereby making her the principal Nigerian lady to be granted a doctorate. She was hitched sometime thereafter and became known as Grace Alele-Williams. She got back to Nigeria for two or three years’ postdoctoral work at the University of Ibadan prior to joining the University of Lagos in 1965.
Alele-Williams got a few honors and praises. She got the Order of the Niger in 1987 and was chosen a Fellow of the Mathematical Association of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Education.[

On 28 February 2014, she was one of 100 individuals to get the Centenary Award, a “extraordinary acknowledgment of exceptional commitments of Nigerians to the socio-social, financial and political advancement of the country over the most recent 100 years