The Vice-Chancellor of Ahman Pategi University, Prof. Mahfouz Adedimeji, has been honoured with the Golden Award as “The Most Notable and Top Distinguished Educator of the 21st Century” by the International Chartered World Learned Society, a United States-based organisation, with offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
According to a letter addressed to Prof. Adedimeji, signed by Prof. Dr. Sir S. R. Boselin Prabhu on behalf of the Society, further disclosed that he was also conferred with the Life Fellowship of the Society (in the field of English Language).
While conferring the awards on Prof. Adedimeji at Ahman Pategi University in Illorin, Kwara state on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, the World Grand President of the Society, UNESCO Laureate Prof. Sir Bashir Aremu, noted that the recognitions were based on Prof. Adedimeji’s immense contributions to the global knowledge industry.
The insignia of the awards included certificates, a half-moon glass, a muffler, a silver medal, a plaque, and other instruments of the Society which were presented in recognition of “the avocation, enthusiasm and reputation” of the honouree.
While congratulating Prof. Adedimeji on behalf of the World Grand Board of Directors, ICWLS, including Prof. Sir Sarfraz Lloyd of Oceania, Prof. Sir Abhiram Kukshreshtha of Asia, Prof. Sir M. Howard Pilley of Europe and Prof. Sir Luis Emilio Abad of the America, Prof. Aremu urged the recipient not to relent in his efforts of adding value to humanity.
According to Prof. Sir Aremu, who is also the Vice Chancellor Crown University Int’l Chartered Inc, Santa Cruz, Argentina, he noted that Prof. Adedimeji is a shining example of diligence, excellence, and competence from whom the present and future generations will continue to draw inspiration.
Reacting to the award presentation, Prof. Adedimeji appreciated the Grand President and the ICWLS Board of Directors for deeming him worthy of the honour. He stressed that he considered the honour to be that of Ahman Pategi University which he is privileged to serve as pioneer Vice-Chancellor. He also expressed willingness to leverage the membership of the consortium in achieving the tripartite mandate of his university viz teaching, research, and community service.
However, it is worthy of note that the International Chartered World Learned Society is a worldwide independent organization, self-governing, pan-discipline educational charity according to the European convention on the recognition of the legal personality of international non-governmental organizations. The society provides public benefits including expert scholars’ advice on a variety of public issues related to sciences, engineering, health sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, and so on. It draws up considerable strength of distinguished scholars all over the world.