Tolu Olukayode Odugbemi
|9th Vice chancellor of the University of Lagos|
|Preceded by||Oyewusi Ibidapo Obe|
|Succeeded by||Babatunde Adetokunbo Sofoluwe|
|Born||30 January 1945|
Ado-Ekiti,Southern Region,British Nigeria (now in Ekiti State,Nigeria)
Tolu Olukayode Odugbemi NNOM,OON (born 30 January 1945) is a Nigerian professor of Medical Microbiology,educational administrator and former vice chancellor of the University of Lagos,Nigeria. He was the 9th vice chancellor of the University of Lagos.
He had his elementary education at Emmanuel Primary School,Ado-Ekiti and St Stephen’s Primary school in Ekiti State . He attended Christ's School Ado Ekiti (1958–1964) for his secondary education.He had his Bachelor of science (B.Sc) degree in Microbiology and MB;BS degree from the University of Lagos. He obtained his Doctorate degree (Ph.D) from the University of Sheffield School of Medicine in 1978 and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1982.
He is also a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP (Lab.Med.)),Fellow National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (FMCPath) and Fellow Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath),U.K
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