Do you know the first professor in architecture in Africa?

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Ekundayo Adeyinka Adeyemi is a native of Ekiti State he was.Born on 27th February 1937 in Ekiti State, Adeyemi attended four different primary schools across various states before concluding his basic education in Ekiti State. His secondary education was completed at Christ Secondary School, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital in 1956. In 1963, he obtained a degree in architecture from Ahmadu Bello University. In 1965, he got his master’s degree from Columbia University. This was followed by another masters in Urban planning from New York University in 1973.
Adeyemi is the regarded as the first professor of architecture of Nigeria, he is also reported as being the pioneer academician to attain professorship in architecture in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Picture of Ekundayo Adeyinka Adeyemi

Ekundayo is a member of several professional bodies including Nigerian Institute of Architects, African Union of Architects and American Institute of Planners. Ekundayo started his lecturing career at Ahmadu Bello University in 1969, where he rose through the ranks to become the dean of faculty of environmental design in 1976. He was made a professor at the university the previous year. In 1982, Ekundayo went on sabbatical to University of sheffield as a visiting professor. In 1988, Ekundayo was appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology Akure. Between 1999 and 2002, he was selected as Ag. Vice Chancellor of the school. In 2004, he came out of retirement to become the dean of College of Science and Technology and distinguished professor in Covenant University.

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