Sep 8, 2008

University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield has a long established relationship with Nigeria. The first known Nigerian graduate of Sheffield graduated from us in 1950 and there are now over 250 known graduates of the University of Sheffield living in Nigeria.

The University has trained some of Nigeria's finest and most prominent academicians and practitioners, including Dr Abolaji Ajenifuja, OFR, (1959), a consultant Physician and Paediatrician and Professor Lateef Salako CON, NNOM, (1969), an Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Ibadan.

Professor Tolu Olukayode Odugbemi has recently been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos. Professor Odugbemi completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield School of Medicine in 1978, and has since made an outstanding contribution to the treatment and prevention of disease both in Nigeria and world-wide. We wish him every success for his time as Vice-Chancellor.

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the first Prime Minister of independent Nigeria was awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of Sheffield in recognition of his outstanding achievements.

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