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Igbo Amaka - Meet Prof Gilbert Onuaguluchi the first African professor of pharmacology and the first (pioneer) Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos.


Prof Gilbert Onuaguluchi is from oji River, Enugu state, Nigeria. (B.SC, PH.D, Physician; Lecturer) was born on January 1st, 1927 in Enugu state.

He married Esther Aneniyah Gundu ( from Benue state Nigeria) in 1956.
The union was blessed with four girls and a son. 


Dennis memorial Grammar school Onitsha, 1941-1944.
Higher college yaba, 1945-1956;
Medical school yaba, 1947-1948;
University college Ibadan 1949-1951;
Institute of chest disease, London university 1956;
University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1959-1961.


Appointed Medical Officer, northern region of Nigeria 1951-58.
Research Assistant and medical Registrar, Stobhill General hospital Glasgow 1959-1962.

Senior lecturer university of Ibadan, 1962-1965.
Honorary consultant physician university college hospital Ibadan, 1962-1966.

He became the first Nigerian prof of pharmacology and therapeutics at the university of Ibadan in 1965-1966.

Honorary consultant physician university of Nigeria Teaching Hospital 1967.
Dean of medicine faculty of medicine university of Nigeria medical school, 1967-1972.
Pioneer vice chancellor university of Jos, 1975-1978.

Professor and Head department of pharmacology and therapeutics, UNN Enugu campus.
Became a professor of medicine, Ebonyi State University in 1999.

Member Royal college of surgeons 1956. Fellow.
Royal college of physicians Glasgow and fellow, Royalcollege of physicians Edinburgh 1972.
Foundation fellow, Nigeria medical council of physicians 1970.

Treasurer, Association of physicians of West African society, 1962-1966.
President West African society for pharmacology, 1971-1977.
Vice president union of African society for pharmacology in 1980 and it's president in 1987.

Member, West African College of physicians. Member, American Association for the advancement of science.
Member, New York Academy Of Science.

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