Thursday, July 24, 2008

Women & Education

Two women have been honoured in the field of Education.

In Nigeria, Dr. Ijeoma Patience Obuh of the University of Benin has been awarded as having the best PH.D thesis in science - this was out of all Nigeria's universities - and for the year 2005.

According to an article first published in This Day then republished online at allafrica, the National Universities Commission [NUC] presented the award "at the 2008 Nigerian Doctoral Thesis Award Scheme [NUDTAS] held at the Usman Dan-Fodio University, Sokoto."

Dr. Obuh's thesis 'Fishes of Jamieson River, Delta State: Gonadal Development and Fecundity', "examined some aspects of the water quality and the reproductive biology of four fish species from the river."

A great achievement for not only both women and science, but for the environment as well.

In Canada, a story from CNW Group, reports that prominent lawyer and author Maureen McTeer was recently "awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Sheffield at its Convocation on July 22nd.

The honour is offered for her work in international law, public policy, and ethics, and is the first honourary doctorate which the University of Sheffield has conferred upon a Canadian woman."

Kudos to both women for their achievements.

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