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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - AFRO-NIGERIAN " GRACE ALELE-WILLIAMS " MADE HISTORY AS THE FIRST NIGERIAN WOMAN TO BECOME THE HEAD OF A NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY, TE UNIVERSITY OF BENIN - GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK HEROES "

                          BLACK  SOCIAL  HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           































































Grace Alele-Williams
Grace Alele-Williams (born December 16, 1932) made history as the first Nigerian woman to become the head (vice-chancellor) of a Nigerian university, the University of Benin.[1][2][3]
Contents 
1 Early life and education
2 Academic career
3 Personal life
Early life and education
Born in Warri, Alele-Williams attended Government School, Warri, and Queen's College, Lagos. She attended the University College (now the University of Ibadan), the University of Vermont (U.S.). and the University of Chicago (U.S.).[2]
Academic career
Her teaching career started at Queen’s School, Ede Osun State, where she was mathematics master from 1954 until 1957.[4] She left for the University of Vermont to become a graduate assistant and later assistant professor. Between 1963 and '65, Alele-Williams was a post doctoral research fellow, department (and institute) of Education, University of Ibadan from where she was appointed a professor of mathematics at the University of Lagos in 1976.[2]
By serving in various committees and boards, Alele-Williams had made useful contributions in the development of education in Nigeria. She was chairman of the curriculum review committee, former Bendel State 1973-1979.[citation needed] From 1979-1985, she served as chairman of the Lagos State Curriculum Review Committee and Lagos State Examinations Boards.[5]
Alele-Williams was a member of governing council, UNESCO Institute of Education.[citation needed] She is also a consultant to UNESCO and Institute of International Education Planning.[6][7] For a decade (1963–73) she was a member of the African Mathematics Programme, located in Newton, Massachusetts, United States.[2] She was also vice-president of the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education and later president of the Nigerian chapter.[citation needed] Alele-Williams has published a book titled Modern Mathematics Handbook for Teachers. After serving as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, she joined the board of directors of Chevron-Texaco Nigeria. She is also on the board of HIP Asset Management Company Ltd, an Asset Management Company in Lagos, Nigeria.[citation needed]
Personal life
She has 5 children and 10 grandchildren.