According to news reaching us today, The United Kingdom based University of Sunderland has nominated the Vice-
Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac
Folorunso Adewole as one of the few personalities across the world to be honoured with the conferment of the
Doctorate of Science of the institution.
University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac
In a letter signed by the University’s Interim
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Shirley
Atkinson stated that Prof. Adewole’s
nomination was based on his outstanding
academic career and commitment to the
promotion of medical screening and
preventive medicine in Nigeria.
Prof. Adewole, a medical doctor-turned
University Administrator is a Consultant
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the
University College Hospital/College of
Medicine as well as Adjunct Professor at the
North Western University Chicago, Illinois,
According to the letter, “Each year, the
University of Sunderland confers honorary
awards on a smaller number of distinguished people in recognition of outstanding academic achievements in a particular field.
On behalf of the University’s Honorary Award Committee, I am pleased to invite you to accept the award of Honorary Doctorate of Science.
The award ceremony which comes up at the Faculty of Applied Science of the University takes place on 8 July, 2015.
In congratulating Prof. Adewole on the
award, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of
Council, University of Ibadan, Dr. Umar
Musa Mustapha said “the award is a mark of
honour for this world-class scholar and the
University of Ibadan. It is a unique