Grace Alele-Willaims, First Female VC Dies At 89

Grace Alele-Willaims, Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin and Nigeria’s first female Vice-Chancellor is reportedly dead and at the age of 89.

She went down in history as the Vice-Chancellor who reduced cultism that was very perennial before her appointment to the barest minimum with an attendant peace in the campus. She was appointed Vice-Chancellor in 1985.

Although details of her demise and the hospital where it happened are still sketchy, a fellow academic, Hope Eghagha reportedly confirmed the development.

Before her appointment as vice-chancellor, she made history as the first Nigerian woman to obtain a doctorate degree in Mathematics education in 1963, a rare feat in the sixties.

What led to her death is still unclear as of the time of filing this report.


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