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PROFESSOR ADENIKE OYINLOLA OSOFISAN NEE ADEDIPE

THE FIRST AFRICAN WOMAN TO BECOME A COMPUTER SCIENCE PROFESSOR

Professor Adenike Oyinlola Osofisan nee Adedipe born 11 March 1950 is one of the children of Elemo Adedipe dynasty of Akure kingdom.

Professor Adenike Oyinlola Osofisan is the first Nigerian female to hold~

-A Doctorate in Computer Science
-The first female Professor of Computer Science in Africa.

Professor Osofisan had her secondary education at Fiwasaiye Girls'Grammar School, Akure and Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro (1968). Between 1971 and 1976, she got her first degree from University of Ile-Ife,obtaining a federal government scholarship throughout most of her university years. She then proceeded to Georgia Institute of Technology in 1978, obtaining a master's degree in Information and Computer Science in 1979.

In 1993,she completed her Master of Business Administration in Accounts and Finance from University of Ibadan.

Professor Osofisan began her lecturing career at The Polytechnic, Ibadan in 1979.Over the next few years,she rose to become the dean of Faculty of Science at the same institution.In 1999, she joined University of Ibadan and immediately began to serve as the acting head of department of computer science. In 2003, she earned promotion to the rank of associate professor. She earned a full professor chair in 2006. She has also had visiting professorial stints at Lagos State University.

She’s a professor of Computer science, who specialize in data mining and knowledge management. In 2006,she became a full professor at University of Ibadan.

Currently, Professor Adenike is the Director of University of Ibadan School of Business
(UISB) as the foundation Director. She was elected as the First Female Provost Nigeria Computer Society College of Fellows in July 2017.

In addition to her specialization in Computer Science, Professor Osofisan also excelled in Business Administration as she received the best result in the 1993 MBA class of the University of Ibadan.

As a pioneer woman academic in her field, Professor Osofisan is a recipient of several fellowships including~

-Nigeria Institute of Management(1997)
-Computer Association of Nigeria(1998)
-Nigeria Computer Society(life member, 2014)
-She is also the pioneer president of Nigeria Women in Information Technology(2003).
-From 2005 to 2009, she became the first female president and chairman of governing council of "Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria".
-She was inducted into the Nigeria Woman Hall of Fame on June 10, 2019.

She has over 80 authored publications in national and international journals and conference proceedings and has received many national and international prizes, scholarships awards for the development of Information Technology and Computer Science Education in Nigeria and Africa.

She’s married to Professor Femi Osofisan, Internationally recognised and acclaimed playwright, Poet and Scholar.

Akure celebrate you Prof Adenike Osofisan continue to make us proud.

By Oluwafemi Omodara
We Africa Proud https://wap.org.ng

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