First female vice-chancellor, Prof. Grace Alele-Williams, dies at 89


Nigeria’s first female vice-chancellor, Professor Grace Alele-Williams, has reportedly died.

She died at the age of 89, according to The Guardian Nigeria. 

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Late Alele-Williams became the vice-chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in 1985.

She was also the first Nigerian woman to obtain a doctorate degree in 1963.

Alele-Williams was a professor of mathematics.

The circumstances surrounding her death are unclear as at the time of filing this report.


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