Breaking : Former UI Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ayo Banjo Is Dead

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Former vice-chancellor, University of Ibadan, Emeritus Prof. Ayo Banjo, is dead.

He was aged 90.

His death was confirmed by n a source within the university who said that the late professor died in the early hours of today.

Renowned for his contributions to the development of the English Language curriculum in Nigeria and the promotion of Nigerian varieties of English, Banjo was the former Chairman of the Board of the National Universities Commission
He was Pro-Chancellor of the Universities of Port Harcourt, Ilorin, and Ajayi Crowther.

Banjo’s scholarly contributions include over 50 publications and widely used textbooks in primary and secondary education.

He was born into the family of late Pa. Reverend Samuel Ayodele Banjo, a graduate, an educationist and a teacher at St. Andrew Primary School, Oyo, a period when Professor Ayodeji Banjo was born. He is a native of Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.

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