About ASMAF

AJESOLA SOLARIN MAJEKODUNMI FOUNDATION (ASMAF) is a non-profit non-governmental organization founded and duly registered under the laws of Nigeria, dedicated to raising funds for, and awarding scholarships to bright but financially handicapped young Nigerian females for tertiary level education in professional courses, and leadership and life skills development.

ASMAF was founded by Prof. (Mrs) Ajesola Majekodunmi in the realisation that it is essential to provide financial assistance to talented female students pursuing courses leading to professional careers like Accountancy, Architecture, Engineering, Law and Medicine to increase female representation in the professions, and in leadership. She herself was the first female undergraduate of the University of Lagos; she was registered as a medical student in 1962.

After a successful career in academics and upon retirement from Lagos University Teaching Hospital and College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Prof. Majekodunmi has set up ASMAF for the benefit of mankind in appreciation of the immense kindness shown to her by Almighty God and to affect, positively, successive generations of Nigerians.

Our Scholarship Award provides financial assistance for a professional course of study at a public Nigerian University covering tuition, board and upkeep for a period of up to 6 years, depending on the course and year of award.

What We Do

ASMAF is dedicated to raising funds for, and awarding scholarships to bright but financially handicapped young Nigerian females. The scholarship award covers financial assistance for a professional course of study at a public Nigerian University, and for life skills and leadership development programmes. It also provides for access to useful information and tools that encourage academic excellence and lifelong learning.

Our Goal

The goal of ASMAF is to promote, facilitate and contribute to the development of qualitative female Nigerian professionals and leaders. The combination of approaches and the structured support of this programme differentiate it from typical scholarship awards in Nigeria. In providing these awards, ASMAF will achieve the following objectives:

  • Reduce financial barriers for young women with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need and enable them complete tertiary education;
  • Increase the representation of females in the professions, where they are currently severely underrepresented;
  • Build a bridge for greater female participation in our economy; Develop a diversified cadre of future leaders for Nigeria.
  • Ensure a better future for successive generations of Nigerians.

In pursuing its goal, ASMAF partners with industry, academia, government agencies, non-profit organizations and individuals that complement and/or share its objectives. The additional resources, networks and capabilities that these partners bring enhances ASMAF's impact and its sustainability.

Our BOT

Prof. O. A. SOFOLA, MBBS, Ph. d., FAS (Nig.)

Chairman

The Chairman of Board of Trustees of Ajesola Solarin Majekodunmi Foundation. Professor of Physiology & former Provost of Colledge of Medicine, University of Lagos. He was former Deputy Vice Chancellor - University of Lagos and currently Ag. Vice Chancellor, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.

Prof. (Mrs). A. A. MAJEKODUNMI

Founder

Professor of Ophthalmic and former head of Guiness Eye Center at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital and Colledge of Medicine of University of Lagos. She is currently the Medical Director of Sajato Eye Hospital, Surulere, Lagos.

Hon JUSTICE YETUNDE ADESANYA(Mrs.)

Member

She is a serving Judge at the High Court of Lagos State, before her appointment to the bench; she was a notable academic and holds a Master of Law of the University Colledge, London.

Dr. (Mrs.) NADU DENLOYE

Member

She was a Director and former Managing Director, Telnet Nigeria Ltd. She holds a Ph.D in Electronic Engineering from the Unversity of Hull, United Kingdom. She is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.

Prof. Udeani

Member

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OLUKAYODE ARIBABA, Esq

Member

Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He is currently the Managing Partner of ARIBABA LEGAL AND ADVISORY, firm of Legal Practitioners. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

OLAJIDE MAJEKODUNMI

Member

A fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries (FFA) and Alumnus of Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh where he bagged MSc. in Actuarial Science with Distinction. He currently works in the U.K as an Actuarial Scientist.