• UNILAG holds Special Session for Late Prof. Ade-Ajayi

    The University of Lagos, Akoka held a Special Senate session to honour its former Vice-Chancellor, Late Professor Jacob Ade-Ajayi, on Monday.

    Ade-Ajayi, a renowned historian, who was Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1972 to 1978 died on August 9, 2014 at the age of 85.

    The current Vice-Chancellor of the UNILAG, Prof. Rahamon Bello, who presided over the Special Senate meeting, noted that the demise of Ade-Ajayi had robbed the intellectual community of one of its best in African history.

    He described the late historian as “the architect of modern UNILAG“, adding that his loss would be felt by all in the university.

    prof ade ajayi on his 85th

    Prof. Ade Ajayi

    Prof. John Pepper Clark, while delivering his tribute, noted that it was Ade-Ajayi “who made the University to gain international recognition”.

    Also, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Ayodele Ogunye, who recounted the personal relationship he had with Ade-Ajayi, described the deceased as a “mentor”.

    Late Prof. Jacob Festus Ade Ajayi will be buried in his home town, Ikole-Ekiti on Friday September 19th, 2014.

    May his gentle soul Rest In Peace… Amen!

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