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Breaking News: UNILAG Professor Dies of Covid-19

A professor of education at the University of Lagos, Duro Ajeyalemi, has died of Covid-19.

This was announced in a statement on Wednesday January 6, 2021.

“The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, on Wednesday morning lost another prominent professor, Duro Ajeyalemi, to coronavirus disease,” the statement reads.

According to the statement, the late Mr Ajeyalemi, who retired at the age of 70 from the university in November, in 2020, was a former dean of the institution’s faculty of education and the pioneer registrar of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB).

The university’s deputy vice-chancellor in charge of development services, Folasade Ogunsola, said the institution’s management was “again shocked to receive the news of the death of another great scholar.”

“It is true Professor Ajeyalemi is dead. We are still in shock. Nigerians should know that COVID-19 is real and they should please use masks appropriately,” Mrs Ogunsola said.

It was reported that Ajeyalemi died at the isolation centre at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, in Lagos.

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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