Prof. (Mrs.) Grace Awani Alele Williams (OFR)
Prof. Alele Williams, the first female Vice-Chancellor of an African university and the first Nigerian woman
to receive a doctorate degree, is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of NNF.
A renowned professor of mathematics, Prof. Alele-Williams was a Vice-Chancellor of the University of
Benin, had served as a member of the African Mathematical Union Commission on Women in
Mathematics in Africa and as Vice President of the Third World Organization for Women in Science.
Presently, she is actively involved in women empowerment and the development, in particular, education,
of the girl-child in Nigeria.