UNILAG loses second professor in 3 days




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A former Dean of Faculty of Education at the , Duro Ajeyalemi, died at 70 on Wednesday.

He reportedly died of coronavirus-related complications at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, in Lagos.

The PUNCH gathered Ajeyalemi, who retired from the university in November 2020, was also the pioneer registrar of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board.

UNILAG’s Deputy Vice-chancellor in charge of services, Folasade Ogunsola, confirmed Ajeyalemi’s death.

The PUNCH reports Ajeyalemi died barely three days after a former VC of the university, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, died.

Born November 7, 1950, Ajeyalemi had primary education at the St Peter’s School, Ibokun (1956-61); secondary at LA Secondary Modern School, Ibokun (1962) and Kiriji Memorial College, Igbajo (1963-67) before proceeding for tertiary education at the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo (1970-72) and UNILAG (1973-76).

He had postgraduate education at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (1978-81).

Ajeyalemi began career at the Nigerian Ports Authority in 1968 and was there till 1970. He moved on to Lever Brothers as a Management Trainee in 1977 before joining UNILAG as a Graduate Assistant in 1977-81.

He rose through the ranks becoming II, Department of Curriculum Studies (1981-83); I (1983-84); Senior (1984); AG Head, Department of Curriculum Studies (1992-94); and became Sub-Dean, Faculty of Education (1991-92).

In 1989, he became an Associate until 1992 when he was appointed of Curriculum Studies. He served as Dean of Students Affairs in 1995; and Dean, Faculty of Education in 2006.

Ajayelemi was a member, Royal of Chemistry (1984); and member, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, USA (1990).

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