Prof Adetowun Ogunsheye, Nigeria’s First Female Professor, Turns 90
Professor Felicia Adetowun Ogunsheye, the first Nigerian female to study at Cambridge University and first female professor in Nigeria, will clock 90 years on Monday, 5 December, 2016.
Centre for Educational Media Resource Studies in conjunction with Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan, is organising a symposium in her honour to commemorate the day.
The theme of the symposium is ‘Library and information science in the contemporary time.’ The event will hold on Tuesday, November 29, at the Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan, by 11.00a.m.
Aside being the first woman to study and successfully completed her studies at the Yaba Higher College Diploma programme, she was the first female Dean of Education in a Nigerian university, University of Ibadan, between 1977 and 1979. An accomplished librarian, educationist and women development issues, Professor Ogunsheye has written and published well over 50 publications and 30 communications.
She is currently the president of Ogunsheye Foundation, a non-governmental organisation with focus on research in library foundation for students.
She has been engaged in voluntary public service since 1959 when she became the president of Women Improvement Society.
She also belongs to several organisations, which included Council of Women Societies, International Alliance for Women, West African Council’ for Women Societies, National Association of University Women Societies, Western Nigerian, Zonta International, Nigerian Association of University Women, International Board of Books for Youth and Federation of Bodija Residents Association, among others.