UNILAG was founded in 1962, two years after Nigerian independence from Britain. It was one of the first five universities created in the country, now known as a “first-generation university”.
The university has educated many notable alumni, eminent scientists, politicians, lawyers, business icons, writers, entertainers, monarchs, countless technocrats, recipients of the Nigerian National order of merit, and Fellows of the various learned Academies.
As of September 2022, one Nobel laureate and one Pulitzer prize laureate have been affiliated with the University of Lagos as students, alumni, faculty, or staff. Eni Njoku was appointed as the first black Vice-Chancellor of the University, in 1962.
He remained in office till 1965, when he was later replaced by Saburi Biobaku.
However, due to controversy surrounding his appointment, Saburi was stabbed by Kayode Adams, a student radical who believed Biobaku’s appointment was unfair and ethnically motivated.
In 2022, the BBC reported that “Female reporters were sexually harassed, propositioned and put under pressure by senior lecturers at the institutions – all the while wearing secret cameras”.
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