Former Chairman of JAMB, Professor Akinkugbe is dead

The nation suffers yet another profound loss as Emeritus Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe died at age 87 after a brief illness.

Professor Akinkugbe was the first Professor of Medicine and he died in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. These were some of his notable achievements:

  • He was a recipient of the National Honour of Cote De Voire.

  • Professor Akinkugbe was the Former Chairman of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board [JAMB];

  • He was the Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin

  • He was the Former Board Chairman, UCH, Ibadan

  • He was the Former Pro-Chancellor of UNIPORT

  • He was the Former Vice Chancellor of ABU, Zaria

  • He was the Former Dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of Ibadan

  • He also taught at Oxford and Harvard

After working in several areas of the government, he worked also meritoriously in the field of medicine and founded his own clinic after a long service to the government.

May his soul rest in peace.

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