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AVCNU appoints Chrisland University VC, Babalola as Board Member
Sat, 24 Apr 2021   ||   Nigeria,

The Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) has appointed the Vice Chancellor of Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Professor Chinedum Peace Babalola as one of its board members.

The AVCNU is the umbrella body for Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities. It is thus a unifying body that brings all Vice-Chancellors together irrespective of whether they are in charge of a Federal, State or Private University.

The composition of the AVCNU board as well as the appointment of Prof. Mrs Babalola took place on the 12th April 2021.

Prof. Mrs Babalola has quite a number of achievements as a seasoned scholar in the field of Pharmacy. Her research has been focused on ethics of human research, pharmacogenetics, clinical trials, drug interaction PK/PD, and non-communicable disease (Sickle Cell Disease and Cancer).

She developed a novel High-performance liquid chromatography method for the analysis of quinine in biometrics. Her novel method of quinine analysis led to the elucidation of the pharmacokinetics of quinine in Africans and formed the basis of dose optimization in malaria patents.

Babalola is a woman of many first- she was the first female Head of Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UI, 2003-2005; 2012-2013, the first female Professor of Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry in University of Ibadan (UI), 2006, the first Female Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, UI, 2013-2017 , serving two terms.  

She is also the first female Pharmacist Professor to be appointed as a Vice Chancellor in Nigeria, 2017.

Since her appointment as the Vice Chancellor of Chrisland University, Abeokuta, the profound Professor has revolutionised and transformed the institution, taking it to unprecedented height.

She has won numerous awards including the highly coveted African Union Laureate on Scientific excellence in 2019.

All these accolades might have no doubt convinced the Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities to appoint the erudite Professor as a worthy ambassador and an elite member of the association.

Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigeria Universities was born out of the need for them to forge a united front in addressing the myriads of challenges facing university education in the country which inform their resolve to come together under this association.

This decision has really helped the tertiary educational system as it has afforded Vice-Chancellors to meet, discuss, interact and exchange ideas and information among themselves with the aim of improving University education in Nigeria.


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