OLUMBE, (Prof) Bassir

Nutritional biochemist, educationist, professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry, University of Ibadan, Born May 20, 1919 at Louga, Senegal; Education: Prince of Wales School, Freetown, 1933-36; Yaba Higher College, Yaba, 1938-41; King's College, Lagos, Liverpool University, England, 1946-49; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London University, 1949- 57; London Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, holds the B.Sc, Ph.D and D.Sc degrees, was teacher, King's College Lagos; Prince of Wales School, Freetown; Bo School, Sierra Leone, 1937-46; served as Director, Human Breast Milk Research Unit, West Africa Council for Medical Research, 1955, senior clinical biochemist, Beverley Hospital, Yorshire, England, 1952-55; acting vice-chancellor, Uni versity of Ibadan, 1969 and 1970; dean Faculty of Science, 1964- 65 and 1968-70; honorary fellow Nigerian Medical Council; president Nigerian Council for Africa; president Nigerian Afro-Asian Solidarity Organisation; member Fabian Society London; executive member International Peace Research Association; member, International Commi ttee of Universities and Quest for Peace; author of "Universities (1960)" "Anthology of West Afri can Verse" (Ibadan University Press 1957), "Handbook of Practical Bio chemistry" (Ibadan University Press, Developing Nations" (Pergamon Press, 1971); Married; Address (Home), 5, Lander Road, Univer sity of Ibadan, Ibadan; (Office): Chemistry Department, University of Ibadan; Hobby: walking, table-tennis broadcasting, writing.
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