Ada Priscilla Nzimiro Nigeria

Biography of Ada Priscilla Nzimiro

Ada Priscilla Nzimiro, MB ChB 1950
Ada Priscilla Nzimiro, MB ChB 1950

Ada Priscilla Nzimiro (1923-1950) was a student at the University. She completed her studies in 1950, but died before she could collect her degree. She would have been the first woman from the Igbo region of Nigeria to graduate in Medicine.

Born in Nigeria, the daughter of a businesswoman, Nzimiro came to Glasgow in 1945 to study Medicine.

While at the University, Nzimiro was active in the Glasgow University's African Students' Union. She was the first woman to be an office-holder and a president of the society in 1947.

Nzimiro died on 22 March 1950 at the age of 27. According to medical records, Nzimiro died of pulmonary embolism at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.


Archival Materials

  • DC225/37 Medical Final Year Dinner Books


Ada Priscilla Nzimiro

Born 1923, Nigeria.
Died 1950.
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1950;
University Link: Alumnus
Occupation categories: physicians
English snippet: First female African graduate of Medicine
Record last updated: 1st Apr 2022

Country Associations

Nigeria Nigeria, Idah
Place of Birth

Nigeria Nigeria, Port Harcourt
Place of Death

University Connections

University Roles

  • Alumnus