Monday, March 1, 2021

UNESCO Laureate Hails Brother, Prof Mahfouz Adedimeji As Pioneer VC, Ahman Pategi University.

By Victor Bieni, Asaba

UNESCO Laureate, and World Acclaimed Distinguished Professor of Information Communication Technology (ICT), Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu has congratulated his brother, Prof Adedimeji Mahfouz, a professor of Pragmatics and Applied Linguistics, who until his appointment as the pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Pategi University, was a lecturer and one of the most respected academic figures at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State.

Our reporter learnt this from the Vice-Chancellor, Crown University International Chartered Inc., Argentina and other partner campuses Worldwide, Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu via telephone conversation as the Emeritus Professor thanked God for Prof Mahfous Adedimeji's upliftment.

In his words: "The pro-chancellor and chairman of the council of the new university, Aliyu Pategi, presented an appointment letter to Prof Adedimeji recently at the university’s permanent site. The ceremony was attended by the university’s board of trustees chairman, Isah Mohammed, and the acting registrar, Mustapha Abdullahi.
Prof Adedimeji is a professor of pragmatics and applied linguistics, was until his appointment a lecturer and was regarded as one of the most respected academic figures at the University of Ilorin".

"He holds a B.A. (Honours), M.A. and Ph.D. in English Language from the University of Ilorin. He studied Media and Communications at Governors State University, Illinois, USA.
He also received training in peace studies at Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame University, Indiana, USA. He is a former Director of the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies of the University of Ilorin and ex-member of the Governing Council of the International Peace Research Association.
Prof Adedimeji is also a Fulbright scholar who holds a certificate of the Virtual Institute for Higher Education Pedagogy (VIHEP) of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria".

"He is also a UNDP consultant, columnist and public speaker.
UNESCO Laureate Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu , described the new VC as a “renowned distinguished orator and one of the most promising son of Iwo Land. He said further that Prof Adedimeji is a great educator of 21st Century, very dynamic researcher, wonderful writer and administrator.
UNESCO Laureate said that Prof Adedimeji is a foremost newspaper columnist and very brilliant academic, hardworking administrator and a stalwart researcher”.

"He also congratulate Ahman Pategi University Board of Trustees for discovered a good professor that possesses every good quality needed to succeed in his new task of assisting the new university to lay a healthy, strong and sustainable foundation, which will stand the test of time. I,
UNESCO LAUREATE, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu wishes the new Vice Chancellor of the new University very long life, good health, wisdom, prosperity and future success! Ahman Pategi University is one of the 20 new private universities recently approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. The institution is located in Patigi, Kwara State".

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