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The University of Benin, on Saturday, ordered the flying of the institution’s flag at half of-mast to mourn the loss of life of the first female Vice-Chancellor in Nigeria, Professor Grace Alele-Williams.
Alele-Williams, who used to be appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin in 1985, died on Friday in Lagos on the age of 89 years.
In an announcement, the University of Benin’s spokesperson, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, acknowledged that primarily the most contemporary Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof Lilian Salami, mourned the passing of her predecessor, on behalf of the college group.
Salami, the 2nd female vice-chancellor in the institution after Alele-Williams, described the unhurried frail and first female vice-chancellor as an iconic huge for breaking the glass ceiling for various females to blossom.
She expressed solace in the reality that the unhurried professor used to be being notorious in situation of mourned.
“The Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin, Prof. Lilian Salami, on behalf of the Governing Council, Administration, Personnel, Alumni, and Students, mourns the passing of her predecessor, Prof. Grace Alele- Williams.
“Prof. Salami described the unhurried frail and first female vice-chancellor of the University of Benin as an iconic huge who broke the glass ceiling for various females to blossom,’’ Dr. Ehanire stated.
Prof. Alele-Williams, Nigeria’s first female professor of Arithmetic Training used to be born on December 16, 1932, in Delta to an Itsekiri mother and Owan father from Sobe, Edo Utter.