By Ogochukwu Isioma
A former Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin UNIBEN, Professor Grace Alele-Williams, has been reported dead.
Alele-Williams, who was first female University vice chancellor in Nigeria, reportedly died on Friday, according to online reports.
A report quoted several sources as confirming that the Warri-born former female administrator ‘has gone to be with the Lord.’
“The Education icon and great mathematician, Prof. Grace Alele Williams, has gone to be with the Lord. May her soul rest in peace”, a post on one Itsekhiri online forum(where the deceased was a member), claimed.
Born on December 16, 1932, Prof. Alele-Williams was a professor of mathematics education, who made history as the first Nigerian female vice-chancellor at UNIBEN and first Nigerian woman to receive a doctorate degree.