Grace Alele-Williams, Nigeria’s first female Vice Chancellor, has died.
Late Alele-Williams, the first Nigerian woman to be awarded a doctorate, died on March 25, at the age of 89.
Late Alele-Williams, a mathematics professor, made history as the first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in Edo State. She was also the first Nigerian woman to be awarded a doctorate.
Prof Alele-Williams was born in Warri, Delta State, and attended Government School, Queen’s College, Lagos, and the University College of Ibadan (now University of Ibadan).
She earned a master’s degree in mathematics while teaching at Queen’s School, Ede, Osun State, in 1957, and a doctorate in mathematics education at the University of Chicago (U.S.) in 1963, making her the first woman to do so.
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