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Awardees honoured at Ibadan Branch OWSD’s maiden Life-time Award Ceremony [Full List]
Sat, 25 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,

Having had an impactful workshop under the theme “Building a Career Path in Academia: Guiding Principles for the Female Academic”, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), Ibadan chapter also had her first Life-time award ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

At the event attended by top administrators, academicians, researchers and dignitaries, life-member awards were given to, a professor of agriculture and rural development, Professor Stella Odebode; immediate past coordinator of OWSD Ibadan and a professor of aqua tourism, biodiversity, and environmental toxicology, Professor Funmilola Ajani; and Coordinator of Department of Microbiology at Federal University of Ila-Orangun, and an expert in food microbiology, microbial physiology, and metabolism, Dr. Gbemisola Onipede. The three personalities were honoured for their sacrifices and bold steps in restarting the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) at the University of Ibadan on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

A posthumous Life Member Award was also given to, a professor of chemical pathology and consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Late Prof. Bola Osifo.

CEOAFRICA presents the list of 44 other awardees honoured for their contributory impacts at the significant event. They are,

1. Emerita Prof. Grace Oladunni Olaniyan Taylor, a retired professor of chemical pathology, and former head of the Department of Chemical Pathology, University of Ibadan, and honorary consultant, University College Hospital.

2. Prof. Adeyinka Gladys Falusi, Professor of Haematology, and former Director of the Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training, University of Ibadan, and president, of Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF).

3. Prof. Modupe Onadeko, Professor of reproductive and family medicine, UCH, and National President of the Inter-African Committee on FGM.

4. Prof. Olufunke Keshinro, Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

5. Dr. Abosede Bola Ofi, retired Senior Lecturer at the Department of Nursing, and board chairman, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).

6. Prof. Wuraola Shokunbi, Professor of Haematology, and former President of the Nigerian Society for Haematology and Blood Transfusion.

7. Prof. Catherine Falade, Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and the Director of the Institute for Advanced Medical Research & Training, University of Ibadan.

8. Prof. Elsie Adewoye, Professor of Physiology.

9. Prof. Aiyelagbe, Fellow, Nigeria Academy of Science.

10.Prof. (Canon) Margaret Adebisi Sowunmi, Professor of Palynology and Environmental Archaeology, Founder and President of the Palynological Association of Nigeria.

11. Prof. Tonye Grace Okorie, Professor of Entomology, who founded the Zoological Society of Nigeria.

12. Prof. Grace Adejuwon, Professor of Lifespan Developmental Psychology.

13. Prof. Olabisi Ugbebor, Professor of Mathematics and first female Nigerian to obtain PhD in Mathematics at the age of 25.

14. Prof. Adenike Osofisan, Professor of Computer Science, and the first female Nigerian to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

15. Prof. Mopelola Omotosho, Professor of Industrial chemistry.

16. Prof Helen Nottidge, the first female Professor of Veterinary Medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa.

17. Prof. Tomilayo Adekanye, the first female Professor of Agricultural Economics in Africa, and Commissioner for Trade and Investment in Oyo State.

18. Prof. Janice Olawoye, Professor of Rural Sociology, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.

19. Emeritus Prof. Oyebiodun Grace Alonge, Female Emerita Professor of Animal Science in Nigeria.

20. Prof. Pipy O. Fawole, Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.

21. Prof. Adebola Adegeye, first female Professor of Forest Ecology and Pathology in Nigeria.

22. Prof. Adejumoke Afolayan, retired Professor of Human Geography, and an ordained minister.

23. Prof. Helen Osinowo, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Criminology.

24. Prof. Oluremi Ayodele Bamisaiye, Professor of Human Kinetics and Health Education.

25. Prof. Deborah Egunyomi, Professor of Continuing and Non-formal Education.

26. Prof. Iyabo Mabawonku, Professor of Library Science, former Head of Library Archival Information Studies, University of Ibadan.

27. Prof. Moji Oyebola, Professor of Special Education, Audiology and Speech Pathology.

28. Rev. Dr. Kingta Princewill, retired Senior Lecturer in History, and former Member of the Nigerian Constitution Review Committee.

29. Mrs Adejoke Scott- Emuakpor, Acting Librarian, Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan.

30. Dr. Georgina Ekpeyong, former Acting Librarian, Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan.

31. Dr. Josephine U. Igbeka, Deputy Librarian, Latunde Odeku Medical Library, University of Ibadan.

32. Mrs Adewuni Faniran, Deputy Librarian and former Principal Librarian, Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan.

33. Dr. Felicia Iwara, Acquisition and Circulation Librarian, Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan.

34. Dr. Olayinka Fatoki, Principal and Systems Librarian, Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan.

35. Dr. Adenike Olufolaji, first lady scientist employed at NIHORT and Most Outstanding Scientist at NIHORT’s 25th anniversary.

36. Mrs. Olufunke Adejoro, director of information and documentation, NIHORT; and Fellow, Horticultural Society of Nigeria.

37. Dr. Aderonke Adio, Assistant Director, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, FRIN; Founder and President of Women in Forestry and Environment, and International Society for Tropical Forestry.

38. Prof. Elizabeth Ekpo – Director, Forest Conservation and Protection, FRIN.

39. Dr. Rachael Adesola Baiyewu, former Acting Director-General, FRIN.

40. Dr. Sade Taiwo, Lead Consultant, Agricultural Policy Development for Southwestern States (funded by USAID).

41. Prof. Bola Akanji, expert on the analysis of agricultural policies in Nigeria.

42. Dr Adeola Karim-Sanni, Research Fellow at NISER with expertise in food pricing and consumer welfare.

43. Mrs. Foluke Oparinde, Chief Matron of Health Centre at The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

44. Mrs. D. G. Fawole, former auditor, The Polytechnic, Ibadan.


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