Meet the Nigerian family with 10 professors who are deans, deputy VCs and senior lecturers

Some states and areas in Nigeria are reputed for glorifying education. This is the story of the Ijaiya family in Offa, Kwara state. This family have 10 professors in different academic fields.

The Ijaiya family in Offa have not only achieved a great feat in academia but they have a rare thing not many families can boast of.

The family is home to 10 professors in different fields. It should be noted that among the professors are former deputy vice-chancellors, deans, and senior academics.


Below, therefore, is a list of the professors and their fields:

  1. Prof. Gafar T. Ijaiya (Economics)
  2. Prof. Sidikat Ijaiya(Mrs) (Education) (First Female DVC, University Of Ilorin)
  3. Prof. Mufutau A. Ijaiya (Finance)
  4. Prof. Munir. A. Ijaiya (Medicine)
  5. Prof. Hakeem Ijaiya (Law), University of Ilorin
  6. Prof. Waheed Olatinwo (Medicine)
  7. Prof. Bayo Lawal (Applied Linguistic /English Education) all in the University of Ilorin)
  8. Prof. Abdulmojeed T. Ijaiya 7(Animal Science/Nutrition): FUT MINNA
  9. Prof. Najeem Ijaiya (Law) Crescent Uni. Abeokuta
  10. Prof. Maruf. K. A Adeboye (Soil science and Land management)

They are all in various Nigerian universities across the federation.