Former vice- chancellor of the university of Lagos, Oyewusi Ibidapo Obe has passed away at the age of 71.

Obe was a Nigerian professor of Systems Engineering, educational administrator and former Vice chancellor of the University of Lagos. He died on the 3rd of January 2021.

He attended Ilesa Grammar School and Igbobi College from 1962 – 1968 and then proceeded to 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 the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

The Chairman of ASUU Unilag chapter, Dr Dele Ashiru, speaking to a Vanguard correspondent on Sunday night, said with Ibidapo-Obe’s death, the nation has lost a quintessential scholar and a seasoned university administrator.

Professor Ibidapo Obe, served as the vice chancellor of the University of Lagos from year 2000 – 2007. He died as the pro chancellor, Crawford University, Igbesa.


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