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University of Ibadan Mourns as Longest-serving Lecturer Dies at UCH

The Entire University Community of the University of Ibadan, have announced the passing away of the longest-serving lecturer at the University of Ibadan, Mr Nigel Henry Derek.

The University announced the sad news on Sunday through a statement by the Department of Classics in the University.

Before his death, Henry was a lecturer in the Department of Classics.

The statement read, “With a deep sense of sorrow, the Department of Classics announces the passing of Mr Nigel Henry which regrettable event occurred on the night of 30 January 2021, at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

“Mr Henry, our longest-serving academic member of staff, who spent over four decades nurturing students in the various sub-disciplines of Classics, especially in Greek and Latin languages and literature, was an outstanding student of the highest order.

“He took the M.A. (Classics) with First Class Honours (1969 – 73) from the University of St. Andrews, and the B. Phil in Classics (1973 – 75) from the University of Oxford.

“Mr Henry brought to Ibadan the best traditions of Classical scholarship, having been taught by such eminently acclaimed scholars like Sir Kenneth Dover and Prof. Hugh Lloyd- Jones.

“Every current member of staff of the Department is a former student of Mr Henry.”

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