In My Salad Days: The Primary School Years, most Adelola Adeloye, one of Africa’s distinguished neurosurgeons, takes us back to the 1940s and St Paul’s Primary School in Ikole-Ekiti. He recalls the exemplary dedication of hís class teachers who diligently prepared students and would trek very long distances These teachers were so extraordinary to the author, that he was sure they did not even eat! Indeed, this book is dedicated to Mr. Reuben Bolarinwa Akeredolu, the headmaster at St. Paul’s, a formidable disciplinarian, who never spared the rod, but loved his pupils, and without whom, the author may never have had the chance of with them to exam centres. entering Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti.
Professor Adelola Adeloye is presently living in Ibadan where he is actively engaged in a number of writing projects. His office, The Aqueduct’, at 17 University Crescent, Old Bodija, Ibadan, is a resource centre for the promotion of neurosciences and historical research on medicine and medical practitioners in Nigeria.