Mrs. Florence Olagbemiro
Mrs Florence Oyefunke Olagbemiro was born in Jos, Plateau State. She attended Baptist Day School, Jos and Idi Aba, Baptist Girls School, Abeokuta, Ogun State, for her primary school education from 1955 to 1961. In 1962, she gained admission into Girls High School, Ogbomoso, Oyo State in 1962, for her secondary School education, and upon graduation in 1967, proceeded to Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo, in February, 1968 for her Higher School Certificate (HSC) education. In September, 1968 Florence began her Prelim adulation at the University of Ibadan. She graduated in June, 1972, with a degree, Bachelors of Arts in History, with 2nd Class Lower Division before proceeding to the United States to join her fiancée, Timothy Olagbemiro in February, 1973. On June, 30th, 1973, she got married to Timothy Olagbemiro in Cincinnati, Ohio. Just after her marriage, she was admitted to the University of Cincinnati for postgraduate MA degree in History in September, 1973, and graduated in December, 1974.
In March, 1975, Florence enrolled for her Ph.D degree at Howard University, where she was appointed Graduate Assistant in the Department of History, Howard University. She immediately took all her required courses and passed them, following which she took and completed her comprehensive examinations. She was at the process of writing her research proposal to begin her PhD research project when her husband, Timothy Olagbemiro, had to relocate to Nashville, then to New York and subsequently to Nigeria, in October, 1978. Florence would no in anyway sacrifice the love for her degree to dwarf her interest or love for her children. She'll rather sacrifice her life's ambition for the care and progress of her children. Florence decided to accompany her family to Nigeria when her husband took up appointment at Bayero University, Kano.
While in Kano, Florence worked as Lecturer at Advanced Teachers, College, Ahmadu Bello University, Kano campus, before joining her husband who had to move from Kano to Abubakar TafawaBalewa University, Bauchi, where he was appointed Professor of Chemistry in 1984. She also joined the staff of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi as Lecturer I. In 1992, she was promoted Senior Lecturer, and remained so until 2004, when she joined the services of Bowen University, Iwo, when Professor Olagbemiro was serving in his new job as Vice Chancellor of Bowen University. She had served as Director of General Studies and Head of The Department of History at Bowen University between 2005 and 2014.
Professor and Mrs Olagbemiro believe in total and quality education, and one which focuses on Christ, based on honesty, hard work, commitment, respect for human dignity, diligence, integrity, discipline, tolerance, and the fear of God! It is this grace which they enjoyed in their educational up-bringing, that served as impetus for them to set up a secondary school as a legacy for tomorrow's leaders, and, in Praise of God!