Searching for the list of all past and existing Vice Chancellors of all Nigerian universities? Please continue reading this article to find them out and also know the brief information about some of them!
The following Nigerian Vice Chancellors lead/led the university’s academic and administrative departments. They were/are responsible to serve on several university councils, assist with policy development and academic planning, prepare budgets, and maintain the institution’s positive image.
Some important duties or roles of vice chancellors of Nigerian university are:
- The Vice-Chancellor shall have the power to convene meetings of any of the authorities, bodies or committees, as and when he considers it necessary to do so.
- The Vice-Chancellor shall ensure that directions issued by the Chancellor are strictly complied with or, as the case may be, implemented.
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List of all past and present Vice Chancellors of all Nigerian universities
- Cordelia Agbebaku
- Charity Angya
- Osita Chinedu Nebo, former Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka
- Celestine Onwuliri (born 17 February 1952 – 3 June 2012) – professor of Zoology, former Acting Vice-Chancellor of University of Jos and former Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Owerri
- Babatunde Kwaku Adadevoh (October 1933 – October 1997) –physician
- Akinpelu Oludele Adesola (born 1927) – professor of surgery
- Ekanem Ikpi Braide
- Friday Okonofua, the pioneer Vice Chancellor of Ondo State University of Medical Sciences
- Abubakar Kundiri, Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
- John Obafunwa – pathologist, former Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University
- J. F. Ade Ajayi (26 May 1929 – 9 August 2014) – historian
- Joseph Atubokiki Ajienka (born 10 January 1955) – professor of petroleum engineering
- Fatiu Ademola Akesode (born 1940) – professor of paediatrics
- Isaac Folorunso Adewole
- Nurudeen Oladapo Alao – professor of Geography
- Charles Ayo
- Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun (born 1953) – professor of Biochemistry
- Ladipo Ayodeji Banjo (born 2 May 1934) – emeritus professor of English language
- Rahmon Ade Bello (born October 1948) professor of chemical engineering
- Saburi Biobaku (1918–2001) – scholar and historian
- Kenneth Dike (17 December 1917 – 26 October 1983) –historian and emeritus professor
- Micheal Oladimeji Faborede (born September 1956) – professor of agricultural engineering
- Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe (born July 1951) – professor of systems engineering
- Attahiru Jega – academic
- Thomas Adeoye Lambo (29 March 1923 – 13 March 2004) –scholar, administrator and psychiatrist
- Nahzeem Olufemi Mimiko (born May 1960) – educational administrator and professor of international relations
- Bashiru Ademola Raji
- Adewale Oke Adekola (1932 – 1999) professor of civil engineering.
- Felix Kolawole Salako (1961 -) Professor of Soil Science Current Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
- Abel Idowu Olayinka
- Eni Njoku (born 1917)
- Aize Obayan (born March 1960) – professor of counselling
- Bashiru Ademola Raji
- Tolu Olukayode Odugbemi (born 30 January 1945) – professor of medical microbiology and parasitology
- Jacob K. Olupona – professor of African religious traditions
- Idowu Bantale Omole (born September 1954) – professor of international relations
- Jelili Adebisi Omotola (1941–2006) – professor of property law
- Oyeleye Oyediran
- Olusola Bandele Oyewole (born 1955) – professor of food science and technology
- Abdulmumini Hassan Rafindadi (born 15 January 1957) – professor of pathology
- Abubakar Sani Sambo, (born 31 July 1955) – mechanical engineer; director-general, Energy Commission of Nigeria
- Babatunde Adetokunbo Sofoluwe (15 April 1950 – May 2012) –computer scientist
- Tekena Tamuno (born 1932) – historian
- Orishejolomi Thomas (1917–1979) – academic
- Oyewale Tomori (born 3 February 1946) – professor of virology
- Sonni Gwanle Tyoden (born 22 September 1950) professor of political science; former vice-chancellor, University of Jos
- Ibrahim Umar – scientist and university administrator; vice-chancellor, Bayero University (1979–1986)
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Who was the first vice chancellor in Nigeria
The first person who appointed to the position of vice chancellor in the history of Nigeria is Eni Njoku who was born on 6 November 1917 –and died on 22 December 1974. He was a Nigerian botanist and educator.
He was vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (1962–65) and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1966-1970).
Late Njoku studied botany at the University of Manchester in England. He graduated with a first-class honors degree in 1947 and obtained his M.A. degree the following year. In 1954, he obtained his external doctorate degree from the University of London.
Who was the first female vice chancellor in Nigeria
Grace Alele-Williams is a professor of mathematics education, who made history as the first Nigerian female vice-chancellor at the University of Benin and first Nigerian woman to receive a doctorate.
Grace attended Government School, Warri, and Queen’s College, Lagos, graduating in 1949. In that year she entered University College Ibadan, now the University of Ibadan, and graduated with an Honours Degree in Mathematics in 1954.
At this time University of Ibadan was not awarding its own degrees and so the Honours Degree that she received was an external University of London degree.
Every summer during her undergraduate studies, Alele returned to her home town of Warri and, starting in 1950, she taught mathematics during the summer vacation at Hussey College, Warri.
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