Prof Olabisi Ugbebor is the first woman to be a Professor of Mathematics from the University of Ibadan, her alma mater.
Born in Lagos and educated at Queen’s College, she gained admission to study Mathematics in 1969 at the University of Ibadan.
She completed her first degree in Mathematics from University of Ibadan in 1972. In 1973, she had a postgraduate diploma in statistics at University College London, before completing her thesis on Sample Path Properties of Brownian Motion (1976) at the age of 25. While at Unibadan, she was the only female in class. She is also the first Nigerian woman to get a PhD and become a professor in Mathematics. In 2017, she was made a Fellow of the Mathematics Association of Nigeria.