DEBO-AKANDE, Prof Olayinka (Late)

Born November 15, 1940
in

Ibadan, Oyo State

Prof.

Debo-Akande

Olayinka

A legal icon and an academic giant, widely-acclaimed for her contribution to women development. She was a woman of many firsts and one of the few female academic pillars in Nigeria.
Gender: Female
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Profession Legal Practitioner , University Lecturer
Working Experience She returned to Nigeria in 1965 and worked in the West Regional Civil Service as an Administrative Officer/State Council for a year before proceeding to do the then Statutory three months’ course at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos. Prof. Jade Akande taught law at the University of Lagos Law School for Fourteen years, during which she also worked as a staff candidate for both her Master’s Degree (LLM), 1968 and Ph.D., London. After many years of service, she established a Family Law Center, a part of Ford Foundation funded free Legal Aid Center for poor people which she initiated in 1984.
Previous Appointments:

In April 1989, she was appointed as the second Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University, a position she held till 1993 after which she resigned.

In 2000, Late Prof. Jade Akande was appointed the Pro-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure until 2004.

She attended Ibadan People’s Girls School and St. Annes School, respectively. She obtained her G.C.E. Advanced Level certificate after attending Barnstaple Girls Grammar School, Devon, England, and then proceeded to study Law at the University College, London, where she graduated in 1963, and was called to bar at Inner Temple, London.
Tertiary
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Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) – 1998
National Honour of the Order of the Niger (OFR) – 2002

Jadesola Olayinka Debo Akande (1979). Laws and Customs Affecting Women’s Status in Nigeria. International Federation of Women Lawyers (Nigeria).
Jadesola Akande; Mariame Ouattara (2007). Training Manual for the Participation of Women in Governance: Advocacy, Lobbying Networking, Coalition-building and Negotiation. WiLDAF/FeDDAF West Africa.
Jadesola Akande; Peter O. Adeniyi (2002). Addresses Delivered on the First Day of the Combined 13th and 14th Convocation :: Friday, 1st November, 2002. Federal University of Technology.
Laws and Customs Affecting Women’s Status in Nigeria, International Federation of Women Lawyers (Nigeria), Training Manual for the Participation of Women in Governance: Advocacy, Lobbying Networking, Coalition-building and Negotiation. WiLDAF/FeDDAF West Africa and many others.

Died
April 29, 2008
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