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A Female Professor from Nigeria was named President of Cambridge University.

A Nigerian born Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience, Ijeoma Uchegbu has been appointed as the 7th President of Wolfson College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.

According to the institution, she is set to assume the role on October 1, 2024, succeeding the current President, Professor Jane Clarke.

Professor Uchegbu, currently holding the position of a Professor in Pharmaceutical Neuroscience at University College London, originates from South East Nigeria and Hackney

Commencing her pharmacy studies in 1981 at the University of Benin, she pursued her master’s degree at the University of Lagos.

Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu has praised Ijeoma Uchegbu, on her election as President of Wolfson College.

This is contained in a statement by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Sunday in Abuja.

Wolfson College is one of the 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge.

Ngelale said Uchegbu, known for her innovative work in nanoparticle drug delivery, is currently a Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at University College London, UCL.

According to him, President Tinubu celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of Uchegbu and hailed her for being an excellent ambassador for Nigeria.

He added that the President described Uchegbu as the epitome of the ingenuity, brilliance, and hard work that are consistently synonymous with the great Nigerian people both at home and abroad.

He said Tinubu also commended her relentless efforts towards advancing the frontiers of pharmaceutical science.

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