Person: Ugbebor, Olabisi
Olabisi Ugbebor is the first female professor of mathematics in Nigeria. She has written many papers on Brownian motion and on economics, and is a co-author of books such as Further Mathematics, Analytical Geometry and Mechanics, and Fundamentals of Abstract Algebra.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- For the sake of simplicity we will refer to her as Ugbebor throughout this biography.
- Ugbebor had top marks in French and her French teacher wanted her to take A level French but, since Ugbebor was equally good at science, the government policy determined that she take A levels in science subjects.
- In the above quote Ugbebor is describing the time she attended the University of London Institute of Education Course for Lecturers, held from 15-19 September 1975 and was awarded the Certificate of the University Teaching Methods Unit in 1976.
- Ugbebor has published papers and books on a wide variety of topics.
Born 29 January 1951, Lagos, Nigeria.
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Tags relevant for this person:
African, Origin Nigeria, Women
Adapted from other CC BY-SA 4.0 Sources:
- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive