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Monday, 4 January 2021

Ex-UNILAG VC, Professor Ibidapo-Obe Dies Of COVID-19 Complications

Former University of Lagos (UNILAG) Vice-chancellor, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, has died at the age of 71.


Ibidapo-Obe died of COVID-19 complications on Sunday, January 3.


Born on July 5, 1949, the former University don was a one-time President of the Nigeria Academy of Science. He attended both Ilesa Grammar School and Igbobi College from 1962 – 1968 and the University of Lagos from 1968 – 1971. 

He was awarded a Bachelor of Science [B.Sc.(Hons)] degree in Mathematics in the First Class Division by the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1971; a Master of Mathematics [M. Maths] degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science in 1973 and a Doctor of Philosophy {PhD} in Civil Engineering with specialization in Applied Mechanics/Systems in 1976 both form the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.


He is survived by his wife, Olusola and four children.


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