Prof Olabisi Ugbebor is the first woman to be a Professor of Mathematics from the University of Ibadan, her alma mater.
Born in Lagos and educated at Queen’s College, she gained admission to study Mathematics in 1969 at the University of Ibadan.
In 1969, she won a Federal Government scholarship to study mathematics at University of Ibadan, where she was the only female student in her class of seven, and graduated in 1972 with Second Class Upper Honours degree in mathematics.
The University of Ibadan later sponsored her to the University of London, the First University Statistics Department in the world, for her masters programme in 1973 and her PhD in 1976 at age 25
Professor Olabisi is also the first Nigerian woman to be appointed Ag. Head, Department of Mathematics, University of Ibadan.
She is a Reciprocity member of the London Mathematical Society; she is also a member of the Nigerian Mathematical Society, member of the Mathematics Association of Nigeria, member of the African Economic Society, and a member of the Third World Organisation of Women in Science, Italy.
An associate Professor of the Mathematics Department in University of Ibadan, she still derives pleasure in imparting knowledge.