Kehinde Laniyan pays tribute to Chief (Mrs.) Gladys Aduke Vaughan, founder of Omolewa School, Otun-Iyalode of Ibadanland, pioneer educationist and a devoted a humanitarian.
ON 15 April 2014, Mrs Gladys Aduke Vaughan passed away into eternity at the age of 93, leaving behind children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and more importantly, a legacy of service to people. She pioneered one of the oldest private elementary schools in the city of Ibadan, Omolewa Nursery and Primary School, established in 1962. .
On Wednesday, 7 May, a commendation service was held at All Saints Church, Jericho, Ibadan for a foremost educationist and Otun Iyalode of Ibadan, Chief Mrs Gladys Aduke Vaughan, who died last April 14. She founded Omolewa Nursery and Primary School, Orita Mefa, Ibadan, arguably the largest private nursery and primary school in Ibadan. In his sermon at the service, Venerable G.B. Daramola described her as a devoted child of God, adding that ‘’it is not an occasion to mourn but to rejoice and thank God for the glorious life she lived.’’ He said that “Mama was pleasant, soft spoken and a cheerful giver.
A FOREMOST Nigerian educationist and pioneer of quality private schools in Nigeria, Chief Mrs. Gladys Aduke Vaughan, 93, (nee Akinloye) passed away on April 15, this year, in Ibadan. She was the founder and proprietress of Omolewa Nursery and Primary School, Oritamefa, Ibadan, where folks like me learned about the strength of character, picked up the finer elements of self-confidence and where many of us reinforced the value of faith.
Education pioneer, fighter for women and children’s rights, traditional icon sat pretty for her 90th birthday picture; she would have turned 94 in July. The death has occurred at Ibadan of Gladys Adukẹ Vaughan (nee Akinloye) of Ibadan; she died of old age last night at her Bodija, Ibadan home.