Babatunde Kwaku Adadevoh

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Babatunde Kwaku Adadevoh
Vice chancellor of the University of Lagos
In office
November, 1978 – 1980
Succeeded by Akinpelu Oludele Adesola
Personal details
Born (1933-10-04)October 4, 1933
Lagos state, Nigeria
Died October 5, 1997(1997-10-05) (aged 64)
Political party Non-Partisan

Babatunde Kwaku Adadevoh (October 4, 1933 – October 5, 1997) was a Nigerian physician, educational administrator and former Vice chancellor of the University of Lagos Nigeria.[1] He was a professor of Chemical pathology[2]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Lagos, Nigeria to a Ghanaian father (Julius Gordon Kwasi Adadevoh)[3][4] and a Nigerian mother (Sarah Abigail Idowu Macaulay, the daughter of Herbert Macaulay who was regarded as the founder of Nigerian anti-colonial politics.)[5][6]


Babatunde Kwaku attended Baptist Academy, Lagos and Igbobi College, Lagos state Nigeria. He studied medicine at the premier University of Ibadan college of medicine and the University of Birmingham. He also attended the postgraduate medical school and the Hammersmith hospital in London.[7]


He began his career in a general hospital in Birmingham. He worked as a physician at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and the Hammersmith hospital in London, where he was a house physician to Thomas Russell Cumming Fraser. [8] He was a research fellow for two years at Harvard medical school and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston before he returned to Nigeria as a senior lecturer in medicine at the University of Lagos. He became a professor in 1968 at the University of Ibadan. He was the first director of medical research and secretary to the Medical Research Council of Nigeria.[9] He was appointed as the vice chancellor of the University of Lagos in 1978 until he was succeeded by Akin O. Adesola in 1980. He was the first editor-in-chief of the Nigerian journal of medical sciences and also a former secretary to the Nigeria Medical Council Board in Medicine.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Babatunde Kwaku was the father of the late Dr. Stella Shade Ameyo Adadevoh who was responsible for treating and containing Nigeria's Ebola virus index case, the Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer.[10][11]


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