By Maryam Aminu
Prof Mashud Aderenle Fashola, Professor of Economics Planning and Director, Centre for Research, Linkage and International Cooperation at Crown University Intl. Chartered Inc., 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 the information garnered by Africa Security Investigation News, the award is accompanied with a Life Fellowship of the Society in the field of Economics Planning.
Prof. Dr Sir S. R. Boselin Prabhu on behalf of the Society, stated that while conferring the awards on Prof Mashud Aderenle Fashola recently, the World Grand President of the Society, UNESCO Laureate Prof. Sir Bashiru Aremu, noted that the recognition was based on Prof Mashud Aderenle Fashola ‘s immense contributions to the global knowledge industry in particular in the area of Economics Planning and religion of Peace ( Islam) .
The insignia of the awards included certificates, Golden Frame, a muffler, a golden 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 Mashud Aderenle Fashola 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 Americas, Prof. Aremu urged the recipient not to relent in his efforts of adding value to humanity.
According to Fellow of Cambridge Scholar Publishing, UK, The UNESCO Laurate , Prof. Sir Bashiru Aremu, who is also the Vice Chancellor Crown University Int’l Chartered Inc, Santa Cruz, Argentina, worldwide partners and constituent campuses and online programs Prof Mashud Aderenle Fashola is a shining example of diligence, excellence and competence from whom the present and future generations will continue to draw inspiration and emulate as well.
While responding to the presentation of awards, Prof Mashud Aderenle Fashola appreciated the World Grand President and the ICWLS World Grand Board of Directors for deeming him worthy of the honour. He stressed that he considered the honour on behalf of his family , Muslim, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community worldwide where he was a leader before (as their former Amir ) is currently serve as one of Member World Grand Board of Trustees apart from been a Professor of Economics Planning .
He also expressed willingness to leverage the membership of the consortium in achieving the tripartite mandate of the incoming university (Proposed Minaret University in Nigeria ) viz teaching, research and community service.
However, in a bide to having a superficial knowledge about the International Chartered World Learned Society, it 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.
His Excellency, Prof. Sir Aremu while giving a brief profile of the award recipient, said, “the recipient has Dual Doctorate Degrees: He obtained Dual Doctorate Degrees (Doctorandus) (Drs.) one in Development Economics and Planning at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands School of Economics and PhD in Economics, University of Lagos, Nigeria as Top-Up Degrees where he formerly bagged Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics with First Class Honors that gave him an opportunity to obtained his Doctorate Degree from Erasmus University at Rotterdam, in Netherlands.
“Productive Professor: Being a Supervisor and Co-Supervisor of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Thesis: As a Productive Professor, he have been supervising and Co-Supervising both Undergraduates and Postgraduates Degree Thesis in which all of them have position in academic world today. He have extensive Academic, Research, Administrative and Publication experiences.
“Recipient of International and National Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards and Prizes:
“he has received several International and national, Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards, and prizes medals, to mention some: Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship for undergraduate studies, The Netherlands Government Fellowship, Best All-round Student, University of Lagos, School of Social Studies, Long and Dedicated Service Award, University of Lagos, Best Lecturer Awards by NESA and Graduate Students, Department of Economics, University of Lagos, Nigeria.,
” Various Appointments and working Experiences: he have various appointments and working experiences such as Head, Department of Economics, University of Lagos, Elected Member of Senate of the University of Lagos, Chairman, Departmental Admissions Committee, University of Lagos, President, Ahmadiyya Youth Organisation of Nigeria, Chairman, Hospitals and Schools Management Board (Nusrat Jahan Board) of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, President (Amir) Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria”, he said.