Abayomi Adelaja Arigbabu, a Professor of Arithmetic Schooling, Tai Solarin College of Schooling (TASUED) was born on twenty sixth July 1962 to the household of Pa Alhaji Saliu Kolawole Arigbabu, a retired seasoned Police Officer from the Arigbabuwo Arigbabusile household of Oke Ijasi, within the historic metropolis of Ijebu ode. The little Abayomi was the primary baby of his mom, Madam Jamilat Abebi Arigbabu nee Odutuga of the well-known Odutuga household of Isesi, Ijebu Ife in Ijebu East native authorities space of Ogun State. At present, we have a good time the particular icon who by way of his mental endowment, stint of onerous work and resourcefulness within the Ivory tower had been discovered worthy for appointment by His Excellency,Prince Dapo Abiodun,MFR to occupy the exalted place of Commissioner for Schooling Science and Know-how in our expensive State.

The younger Abayomi started his academic profession at CAC Main college, Ijebu Ode crisscrossing 5 Main faculties at Ode-irele in Ondo State,Ede, Ogbomoso, Aba, Enugu and Afam inside six years length between 1968 and 1974.

He nonetheless, lastly returned to CAC Main Faculty, Ijebu ode the place he obtained his Main Faculty leaving Certificates in 1974. Between 1974 and 1979, he attended the distinguished Ijebu Ode Grammar Faculty, Ijebu Ode and sat for his West Africa Faculty Certificates Examination which he handed with flying colors in 1979.

His quest for additional schooling took him to the then Ogun State Faculty of Schooling, Ijebu-ode between 1980 and 1983. Like most youngsters with burning want to make progress of their academic pursuit, the younger and energetic Abayomi gained admission to the well-known College of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos in 1984 and graduated with B.Sc(Ed) Arithmetic in 1987 with second class higher division and in addition M.Sc (Arithmetic) in the identical College in 1988.

He later proceeded to College of South Africa, Pretoria in 2001 for his Doctoral diploma within the subject of Arithmetic, Science and Know-how Schooling (MST) with specialization in Arithmetic Schooling. He bagged his PhD diploma in 2004.

Distinguished Girls and gents, allow to say right here in a lighter temper that if Secondary Faculty rankings and evaluation have been to be duly adopted, Abayomi Arigbabu within the information of Ijebu ode grammar Faculty would have been tipped to grow to be a Professor of Yoruba language, having been an everyday winner of finest College students award in Yoruba language whereas within the college. How he later turned to be an distinctive scholar in Arithmetic is what additional analysis research will someday need to unwrap in an effort to encourage many who nonetheless have phobia for arithmetic and associated programs.

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Adequately geared up with related tutorial {qualifications}, the youthful Abayomi returned to the Classroom to place into efficient makes use of the talents, data and experiences he acquired from the Ivory tower. He began his job profession with a humble starting within the yr 1989 as lecturer 3 within the Division of Arithmetic on the then Ogun State Faculty of Schooling, his Alma mata and rose to grow to be a Principal Lecturer within the Faculty of Schooling between 2001 and 2005.

Whereas within the Faculty, the dynamic and vibrant Abayomi held numerous positions of duties with landmark achievements and repute for credible management. He was Head, division of Arithmetic, member, Educational Board, member instructing follow committee, Assistant Director TASCE Pc Centre, Assistant Director NCE half –time Programme, member TASCE Employees Faculty Administration Board, Vice Chairman Faculty of Schooling Educational Employees Union, Chairman, Faculty of Schooling Educational Employees Union, Member , TASCE Governing Council, Dean, College students Affairs (TASCE), Member Admissions Committee, Chairman Committee on Appraisal of NCCE Curriculum simply to say a couple of . The information are there that in all of the locations he had served, he left behind an excellent account of himself with excellent legacies of service to humanity, ardour for onerous work, good imaginative and prescient for progress and resourcefulness.

Following the transformation of the Faculty of Schooling to College of Schooling in 2005, Dr Abayomi Arigbabu was absorbed into the workforce of the brand new College and proper positioned to the Place of Senior Lecturer between 2005 and 2007. He was once more promoted to the place of Reader in October 2007 and have become a full Professor of Arithmetic Schooling in 2010.

Prof Arigbabu has served in a number of capacities within the Tai Solarin College of Schooling (TASUED) and the bigger group. He was the pioneer Dean of College students in addition to the pioneer Director, Info and Communication Know-how (ICT), the place his overwhelming initiatives and contributions impacted positively on the development of the College typically; and notably within the space of scholars’ administration and ICT. Throughout his tenure as ICT Director, TASUED earned 14th place, on the webometric rating, out of the 117 Universities in Nigeria (in 2010); and ninety fifth place in Africa.

He has been concerned in Arithmetic, Science and Know-how (MST) schooling and pedagogical preparation programmes in Nigeria virtually for over three many years. He’s keenly serious about e-learning and notably methods and means by which ICT may improve instructing and studying on the whole.

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He was an Affiliate Lecturer within the Division of Arithmetic, Olabisi Onabanjo College, In the past Iwoye, Nigeria (1993-95) and a member of Tai Solarin Faculty of Schooling (TASCE) Governing Council (2000-2002). He’s additionally a member of many tutorial {and professional} our bodies just like the Mathematical Affiliation of Nigeria (MAN), Science Academics’ Affiliation of Nigeria (STAN), Nigerian Mathematical Society (NMS), Southern African Affiliation for Researchers in Arithmetic, Science and Know-how Schooling (SAARMSTE) and the Science Affiliation of Nigeria (SAN).
Prof Arigbabu was the Nationwide Secretary of Ijebu Ode Grammar Faculty Outdated Boys’ Affiliation (JOGSOBA) between 2001 and 2006.

His glorious efficiency earned him unanimous election into the workplace of the Nationwide Vice President of the Affiliation (2006 – 2009). Presently, he’s an Ex-Officio member of the JOGSOBA Nationwide Government Council. He has additionally acquired quite a few benefit awards and held distinguished management positions in a lot of different organizations and associations.

Within the pursuit of linkages for TASUED, Prof Arigbabu led the TASUED crew to College of Schooling, Winneba, Ghana in 2006. He was on the College of Northern Colorado (UNC), Greeley, USA in 2008 and 2009 to understudy the IT division of UNC. He was additionally within the forefront of TASUED’s tutorial collaboration with College of Ghana, Legon, College of Cape Coast in Ghana and Mt Sierra College, Los Ageles, USA.

As Dean, Faculty of Science and Info Know-how (COSIT), he achieved 100% accreditation (by the Nationwide Universities Fee) of all programmes run by the Faculty. Sequel to his spectacular efficiency as Dean of COSIT, he was appointed the Director of the upgraded and rebranded Directorate of Educational Planning, High quality Assurance and Analysis (DAPQAR). Between Jan 2014 and Jan 2015, he was a Visiting Professor within the Division of Science and Know-how Schooling, College of Lagos. Earlier than his appointment because the 4th however 1st indigenous Vice Chancellor of TASUED, he was Deputy Vice Chancellor (nineteenth Might 2015 – eighth Jan 2018) and Appearing Vice Chancellor (ninth Jan 2018 – 18th March 2018).

Prof Arigbabu has been a co-promoter (co-supervisor) of doctoral thesis of the College of South Africa (UNISA) since 2006 thus far. He’s additionally an exterior examiner (of doctoral thesis) to Rhodes College, Grahamstown and Tshwane College of Know-how in South Africa and College of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has additionally been a member of the accreditation panel of the Nationwide Universities Fee to many universities in Nigeria for nearly a decade.

His analysis acumen is emphasised in his contributions to many worldwide journals and a bunch of Nationwide/Native journals and books. He’s an exterior examiner to a lot of establishments and a Advisor to some nationwide and worldwide organizations, like Study Africa Plc, Pearson Instructional Companies, and United Nations Inhabitants Fund (UNFPA). He’s additionally a reviewer to many respected nationwide and worldwide journals, notably these cited within the index of Scientific Info (ISI) like: African Journal of Analysis in Arithmetic, Science and Know-how Schooling (Revealed in South Africa); Intercourse Roles – A Journal of Analysis (Revealed in america); South African Journal of Schooling (Revealed in South Africa); Computer systems in Human Behaviour – (Revealed in England); Journal of Science Schooling and Know-how [Published in Netherlands]; and so forth.

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When clearly the tenure of Professor Oluyemisi Obilade ended early within the yr, the College Governing Council by way of a clear choice course of beneficial Professor Abayom Arigbabu to the Customer for appointment because the fourth Vice-Chancellor and the primary Vice-Chancellor from inside the ranks of the 13 years outdated College. His two and a half years within the saddle because the Vice Chancellor had been fairly spectacular with nice strides in developmental initiatives . The College beneath him has sustained the envious custom of 100% accreditation of her tutorial programmes with approval to run tutorial programmes Schooling mixed honours, single honours diploma and Postgraduate programmes as much as PhD degree in 59 programmes.

Prof Arigbabu was fortunately married to his late spouse, Alhaja Folake Rashidat Arigbabu and the wedlock is blessed with youngsters. At leisure he performs desk tennis and soccer

Girls and gents, I current to you Professor Abayomi Adelaja Arigbabu FMAN, the person who had seen all of it within the transformational historical past of our College , TASUED.

A distinguished Comrade with excessive integrity and legacy of service, a pacesetter and energetic builder of dynamic constructions, a distinguished tutorial whose contributions to data are fairly excellent , an excellent listener and energetic workaholic, filled with zeal and dynamic improvements, a self motivated chief, a person who had held many positions of excessive standing with nice reputations of landmark achievements, a profitable household man and lover of kids proudly beloved by many.

All hail the Governor’s nominee to fill the exalted place of Hon. commissioner for Schooling ,Science and Know-how in our nice State , the fourth and first indigenous Vice Chancellor of Tai Solarin College of Schooling, the person with imaginative and prescient and mission to take our schooling trade to the subsequent degree of worldwide excellence and recognition within the transformational agenda of the Administration of His Excellency,Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR

God bless Ogun State.

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