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UNILAG Professor, Adefunke Adeboye Wins Gerti Hersseling Prize For African Studies

Nigerian continue to make Nigeria proud withing and outside the shores. Professor Olufunke Adeboye of the Department of History and Strategic Studies, University of Lagos has been awarded the prestigious Gerti Prize for the best article by an African Scholar published in an European Academic Journal for the year 2012.


The award ceremony took place at the Institute of African Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal on Friday June 28, 2013. Over 200 African scholars from universities across the world competed for the prestigious award.

In a short acceptance speech, Professor Adeboye thanked the African European  Group for Interdisciplinary Studies(AEGIS) for instituting the award in memory of Prof. Gerti Hersseling of the African Studies Centre, Leiden, Holland. She commended the Group for encouraging African Scholars to continue to do research in the area of African Studies and the University of Lagos for providing an enabling environment for research in African Studies.

The award ceremony was attended by Africanist Scholars from around the world including Professor Muyiwa Falaiye, Professor Friday Ndubuisi, Dr. Patrick Oloko and Dr. Modestus Onyeaghalaji, all of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos.

The Vice-Chancellor, on behalf of all members of the University Community, congratulates and wishes Professor Adeboye continued success in life.

Recall that we also informed you about a Nigerian Student who Graduated With 5.0 CGPA From Russian University and also about a Nigerian That Made 4.0 CGPA out of 4.0 CGPA in University of Texas. Nigerian continue to make us proud everywhere in the world.

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