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BUK loses Emeritus Prof., Olofin at 80

A retired Emeritus Professor with Bayero University Kano (BUK), Emmanuel Ajayi Olofin is dead.

A reliable source confirmed to Solacebase that former lecturer with Geography Department , at BUK died on Tuesday.

Born in Idao, Ijero Ekiti State, on August 9th 1941.

He studied at the both University of Ibadan – Nigeria, University of Malaya, Malaysia and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – Nigeria from where he obtained a BSc, MSc and PhD in Geography respectively.

He was a teacher in Voluntary Agency Schools, 1960-1963; 1967-1970; Geography teacher, Oshogbo Grammar School, 1973; lecturer, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1963-66, the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) 1966-67, University of Malaya, 1970-1972.

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Also, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1976-1981; teacher, St. John’s’ Modern School Ushi-Ekiti, 1960-1961;

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St. Augustine’s College Oye-Ekiti, 1962-1963; St. Joseph’s College Ondo (vacations 1964-1966 and 1967-68;

Annunciation College, Ikere-Ekiti, 1969-1970; Visiting Associate Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources

Management, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, 1987-1988; permanent lecturer and later Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, Bayero University, Kano, 1974-2018.

He was a member, International Geographical Union; member, Malayan Geological Society, 1970-72; member British

Geomorphological Research Group 1985-date; member, American Geographical Union, since 1990; Student Member, Geological Society of Malaysia; President, Idon Ekiti Catholic Community.

He won Commonwealth Scholarship Malaysian Award, 1970-1972; USAID Grant for Interfaith Dialogue, 1991; British Council Visitorship to England, 1987.

The university recognized Emmanuel Olofin as Professors Emeritus, alongside four other distinguished professors that include Ibrahim Umar and Sani Zaharadeen.

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