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Family, others honour Agiobu-Kemmer at 70

By Oluwayomi Ayenibiowo
27 September 2022   |   3:15 am
An eminent and distinguished scholar, Prof. Ibinabo Sokipiringo Agiobu-Kemmer, was honoured and celebrated at the weekend by families, friends, colleagues, members of staff and students

University of Lagos (Unilag). Photo; GOOGLE

An eminent and distinguished scholar, Prof. Ibinabo Sokipiringo Agiobu-Kemmer, was honoured and celebrated at the weekend by families, friends, colleagues, members of staff and students of the University of Lagos to mark her 70 years birthday, retirement from academic service from the university and launching of a festschrift publication in her honour.

She is an erudite scholar who had served the university in different capacities with diligence and honour spanning 45 years.

Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Funmilayo Bammeke, who spoke at the event, described the celebrant as a rare breed scholar, who is a rigorous trainer and an astute student psychologist.

In reading the citation, Dr. Israel described the retiree as a distinguished scholar who during her administrative tenure as the Head of the Department of Psychology, produced five students in the First-Class Division being the highest in the department including the best university graduand in 2015 with a perfect score of 5.0 CGPA: a first-time achievement in the nearly fifty years history of the University of Lagos.

Present at the event was the Vice Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Prof. Lucian O. Chukwu; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bolanle O, among others.

The book, titled Issues of Child Development in Nigeria – A festschrift in honour of Prof. Agiobu-Kemmer, is to address issues of child development neglect germane need in Nigeria.

She has also impacted on the lives of countless people through her philanthropy and by sharing her extensive knowledge in academia and gender advocacy.

Professor is blessed with children and grandchildren.

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