The university community of the University of Benin has been thrown into mourning as a former Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Emeritus Professor Osayuki Godwin Oshodin, passed away today in Benin-City.
He died at the age of 71 after a brief illness.
According to a statement signed by his brother, Christopher Oshodin, on behalf of his family, said, “It is a time of grief for us children, and family as we mourn his sudden death.
“The family shall in no distant time release details of his burial arrangement just as we pray to God to comfort those he left behind in this period of our mourning.”
The late Professor was born on August 9, 1950, and was Vice-Chancellor of UNIBEN from 2009 to 2014.
He joined the University of as Research Fellow 1981 and rose to the position of Professor in 1991.
He was an External Examiner to more than 15 Universities. He is also a member of 20 Learned Societies and had 41 Awards and Honours to his credit. His administrative acumen in the University of was also very robust; as he had either been a chairman or member of more than 35 university Boards and Committees.
He was Director, Sports, Dean, faculty of Education, and had also been Dean, Students Affairs. He has to himself more than 78 academic Publications, 6 Books and 27 other books as Co-author.