List of all Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities (past and present)

List of all Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities

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

  1. Cordelia Agbebaku
  2. Charity Angya
  3. Osita Chinedu Nebo, former Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  4. 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
  5. Babatunde Kwaku Adadevoh (October 1933 – October 1997) –physician
  6. Akinpelu Oludele Adesola (born 1927) – professor of surgery
  7. Ekanem Ikpi Braide
  8. Friday Okonofua, the pioneer Vice Chancellor of Ondo State University of Medical Sciences
  9. Abubakar Kundiri, Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
  10. John Obafunwa  – pathologist, former Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University
  11. J. F. Ade Ajayi (26 May 1929 – 9 August 2014) – historian
  12. Joseph Atubokiki Ajienka (born 10 January 1955) – professor of petroleum engineering
  13. Fatiu Ademola Akesode (born 1940) – professor of paediatrics
  14. Isaac Folorunso Adewole
  15. Nurudeen Oladapo Alao – professor of Geography
  16. Charles Ayo
  17. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun (born 1953) – professor of Biochemistry
  18. Ladipo Ayodeji Banjo (born 2 May 1934) – emeritus professor of English language
  19. Rahmon Ade Bello (born October 1948) professor of chemical engineering
  20. Saburi Biobaku (1918–2001) – scholar and historian
  21. Kenneth Dike (17 December 1917 – 26 October 1983) –historian and emeritus professor
  22. Micheal Oladimeji Faborede (born September 1956) – professor of agricultural engineering
  23. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe (born July 1951) – professor of systems engineering
  24. Attahiru Jega – academic
  25. Thomas Adeoye Lambo (29 March 1923 – 13 March 2004) –scholar, administrator and psychiatrist
  26. Nahzeem Olufemi Mimiko (born May 1960) – educational administrator and professor of international relations
  27. Bashiru Ademola Raji
  28. Adewale Oke Adekola (1932 – 1999) professor of civil engineering.
  29. Felix Kolawole Salako (1961 -) Professor of Soil Science Current Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  30. Abel Idowu Olayinka
  31. Eni Njoku (born 1917)
  32. Aize Obayan (born March 1960) – professor of counselling
  33. Bashiru Ademola Raji
  34. Tolu Olukayode Odugbemi (born 30 January 1945) – professor of medical microbiology and parasitology
  35. Jacob K. Olupona – professor of African religious traditions
  36. Idowu Bantale Omole (born September 1954) – professor of international relations
  37. Jelili Adebisi Omotola (1941–2006) – professor of property law
  38. Oyeleye Oyediran
  39. Olusola Bandele Oyewole (born 1955) – professor of food science and technology
  40. Abdulmumini Hassan Rafindadi (born 15 January 1957) – professor of pathology
  41. Abubakar Sani Sambo, (born 31 July 1955) – mechanical engineer; director-general, Energy Commission of Nigeria
  42. Babatunde Adetokunbo Sofoluwe (15 April 1950 – May 2012) –computer scientist
  43. Tekena Tamuno (born 1932) – historian
  44. Orishejolomi Thomas (1917–1979) – academic
  45. Oyewale Tomori (born 3 February 1946) – professor of virology
  46. Sonni Gwanle Tyoden (born 22 September 1950) professor of political science; former vice-chancellor, University of Jos
  47. 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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