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Four Nigerian Professors Who Have Served as Vice Chancellors in British and American Universities

1. Professor Benjamin Akande

Benjamin Akande left Nigeria for the United States when he was only 17 years old. He studied Economics and is a PhD holder. He served as Assistant Vice Chancellor at Washington University. Currently, he is in charge of a university in Vermont, USA known as Champlain College.

2.Professor Charles Egbu

Professor Charles Egbu was born in Anambra state, Nigeria. He later moved to the United Kingdom where he assumed several academic positions. One of which was the position of Pro-Chancellor at East London University. He is currently the Vice Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University in the UK.

3.Professor Ilesanmi Adesida

Back in Nigeria, Professor Ilesanmi Adesida was in charge of the Electrical Engineering Department of Tafawa Balewa University. He assumed the position in the year 1985 and was in charge of the department for two years. Then later, as an Engineering professor, he became a member of staff of the University of Illinois.

He was made Vice Chancellor at University of Illinois in the year 2012. And he was later appointed Provost of Urbana Campus. Currently, he is the Provost of Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan.

4.Professor Kamil Omotesho

Professor Kamil Omotesho has occupied several top academic positions. In the year 2001, he graduated from the University of Lagos and moved to the UK to obtain a PhD degree.

In the UK, he became a Principal Lecturer as well as Director of Programmes. He was later made the head of the School of Economics. Currently he is at Derby University, where he is the Pro-Vice Chancellor.

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