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Biography Of First Female Professor In Nigeria

Felicia Adetowun Omolara Ogunsheye (née Banjo was brought into the world on 5 December 1926) is the main female educator in Nigeria. She was a teacher of library and data science at the University of Ibadan.

Early life and training

Ogunsheye was brought into the world on December 5, 1926, in Benin City, Nigeria, to guardians from Ogun State. She is the senior sister of Lieutenant Colonel Victor Banjo and Ademola Banjo. She had her optional instruction at Queens College, prior to turning into the lone female understudy at Yaba College of Technology in 1946. In 1948, she got her recognition, turning into the principal lady to move on from the school. She went to University College Ibadan, at that point went on to Newnham College, Cambridge University, UK, to examine Geography on the grant, acquiring BA and MA degrees in 1952 and 1956, individually; she turned into the primary Nigerian lady there. She procured another graduate degree in Library Science from Simmons College, Massachusetts, USA in 1962.

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She set up the Abadina Media Resource Center Library of the University of Ibadan. In 1973, she turned into a teacher at the University of Ibadan. Somewhere in the range of 1977 and 1979, she was named as the dignitary of personnel of schooling at a similar college. She was the main lady to turn into a senior member in any Nigerian college. She filled in as an advisor to different associations including the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (lFLA); UNESCO; International Association of School Librarianship (IASL); the International Federation of Documentalists (FID); the British Council and the World Bank.


She has gotten the Ford International Fellow, 1961; the Hon. D.L.S. of Simmons College, 1969; the Simmons College International Alumnus Award, 1979; the Fulbright Fellowship for Senior African Scholars, 1980; the Decade of Women Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Achievement, 1985; Fellow, Nigerian Library Association, 1982 and Nigerian Academy of Education, 1985; Hon. Specialist of Letters (D.Litt.) University of Maiduguri, 1990; and the International Education Hall of Fame, Nigeria, 2000. She additionally holds the chieftaincy title of Iyalaje of Ile-Oluji 1982. College of Ibadan Names female postgraduate lobby after her name under the organization of Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka.


Scholastic distributions

‘The Role and Status of Women in Nigeria’, Presence Africaine, Vol. 4 (1960), pp.33-49

A fundamental catalog of the Yoruba language. Ibadan, 1963.

‘Library training in Nigeria’, Library Materials on Africa, Vol. 6. No. 2 (November 1968), pp.58-60

‘Issue of Bibliographic Services in Nigeria’, Nigerian Libraries, Vol. 5, Issue 2 (1969)

Nigerian Library assets in science and innovation. Ibadan: Institute of Librarianship, University of Ibadan, 1970.

‘Library instruction at Ibadan University, Nigeria’, UNESCO Bulletin for Libraries, Vol. 28, Issue 5 (1974), pp.259-267

‘The eventual fate of Library Education in Africa’, Libri, Vol. 26, Issue 4 (1976), pp.268-280

‘Abadina Media Resource Center (AMRC): A Case Study in Library Service to Primary Schools’, UNESCO Journal of Information Science, Librarianship and Archives Administration, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jan-Mar 1979), pp.29-36

(ed.) Nigerian ladies and advancement. Ibadan, Nigeria: Ibadan University Press, 1988.

Bibliographical overview of hotspots for early Yoruba language and writing examines, 1820-1970. Ibadan, Nigeria: Ibadan University Press, 2001.

An end in the quiet : a chronicled note on Lt. Colonel Victor Adebukunola Banjo. Ibadan: Spectrum Books Ltd, 2001.

Kids’ books Edit

My letter set understanding book. Ibadan: Spectrum Books. 1993.

My first letter set book: A B C. Ibadan: Spectrum Books. 1996.

My first number book: 1 2 3. Ibadan: Spectrum Books. 1996.

Lara and Kariba. Ibadan: Spectrum Books 2003.


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