Previously, he has served as the Kenya’s High Commissioner to India, Deputy Commissioner Secretary (Accreditation and Quality Assurance) at the Commission for Higher Education (CUE), Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Production and Extension (RPE), Director of Post Graduate Studies at JKUAT among others.
He is an accomplished researcher, scholar and educator. He has authored over 15 publications, supervised several PhD, Masters and Undergraduate students in different Universities among them Kenyatta University, University of Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and university of East Anglia, UK
Prof. Kaberia has received several accolades for his exemplary service in academia. Most notably is the Order of Grand Warrior which he received in 2004 for his distinguished service in Higher Education in Kenya.
One does not become an academic general in the ivory tower without any conscious effort and hard work. Several factors interweave to make this possible. They include: determination, sound morality, strength, fidelity, reliability, accountability, show of cerebral profundity, expertise and fear and love of God. Between 2002 and 2014; Samuel Edoumiekumo progressed through the ranks of Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer 11, Lecturer 1 Senior Lecturer to a substantive Professor of Economics at the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State. From 2011 to 2016, he served in various boards within and outside the University such as Center for Education Services, Basic and Pre-degree Programmes, Directorate of Consultancy, Entrepreneurship Research and Development, and Linkage Assurance Plc. Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo has served in various administrative capacities.He was an Acting HOD of Department of Economics, Deputy Director Entrepreneurship and Training, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Member Niger Delta University Governing Council, Member Senate Business Committee, Member Assessment and Graduation Requirements Committee,Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, and in May 2017 he was appointed the Acting Vice-Chancellor of Niger Delta University.
Prof Edoumiekumo’s highest intellectual passion is the search for consumption and production of knowledge. This outright scholar has written and published widely in local, national and international journals, books, book chapters, research reports and monographs. He has also attended and presented seminal papers at several national and international conferences. His web of knowledge has produced scholarly works in economics. Professor Samuel Edoumiekumo presented the 17th Inaugural Lecture in 2015 titled GOD MAN AND THE WORLD: THE NIGERIAN TRIPODIC ‘EXCHANGEOLOGICAL’ DILEMMA at the Niger Delta University. Edoumiekumo is a pastor, teacher, a tutor, a don, a marketer, banker and member of Boards in several reputable organisations. He has consulted for various organisations including some world bank assisted Agencies.His intellectual erection and carriage as a philosopher and professor of economics is a burning endorsement of his monumental contributions to the foundation of economics and social science studies in Nigeria and in the world. The erudite scholar has served as Chairman, National Universities Commission (NUC) Accreditation Team.He is an ASUU veteran. Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo is happily married with children.
Adejuyigbe who was born at Efon – Alaye, Ekiti State of Nigeria on 16th November, 1956 is a Professor in the Department of Department of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, Federal University, Oye, Ekiti, Nigeria. Adejuyigbe has Full Technological Certificate of City and Guilds, London; Higher National Diploma (HND) of Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo, Nigeria; Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) of Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria; Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Production Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.Certificate in Management of Higher Education Institutions – June 28 – July 9, 2012 at Galilee International Management Institute, P.O. Box 208, Nahalal, Bat 10600 (Kibbutz Mizra), Israel.
Adejuyigbe is a known scholar of National and International repute who has contributed very significantly to scholarship innovative inventions and scientific breakthrough in Nigeria and abroad. He has over 30 year’s academic experience at both Polytechnic and University levels. He is a born leader, an assiduous worker, a motivator, an innovator and an academic achiever.
As a very reputable scholar and a hardworking and resilient academician, he has about 156 publications in his area of FOCUS that is, Computer Aided Engineering (CAD, CADD, CAM, CIM, and CAPP), Manufacturing Engineering and Management. He was formerly The Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria and also the former Administrator, (Director) Directorate of Works and Services, and the former Dean, College of Engineering of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. He was the Vice Chairman of Committee of Deans of Engineering and Technology of Nigerian Universities (CODET).
His contribution to academic curriculum development, staff development and capacity building programmes are very well recognized. He has supervised and graduated 12 PhD students, 59 Masters of Engineering students, 32 Post Graduate Diploma students; 51 Bachelors of Science/Engineering Degree students; and 19 Higher National Diplomas students.
He is a Member Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE), Member Ghana Institute of Engineers (MGhIE), Member, Materials Science and Engineering Society of Nigeria (MSN). and Registered with Council of Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
For more than a decade Prof. Singh has been engaged in providing strategic directives at a senior leadership role and ensuring its implementation with determination, while working closely with the University President and senior administrative colleagues. As an active member of the University Accreditation Committee and University Councils, she has been always responsible for the development and management of University’s intellectual property, inclusive of effective and efficient planning and execution of University’s Strategic and Operational plan, Manuals, Policies, Process and Procedures for all the reporting academic and administrative units. While supporting the President in the advancement of the University’s mission, she has been heavily engaged in the national and international academic accreditation in addition to advising the Board on strategic directives and liaising effectively between the President and the members of the Board. She has been leading and developing highly effective team for operational excellence both as the Vice President for Research and Advancement and as Dean for College of Education, in addition to her role as General Secretary of the Board of Trustees at American University in the Emirates.
With a teaching and academic administrative experience spanning more than two decades, Prof. Singh is committed to advance the mission, vision, and short and long-term goals of CFD. She holds a Doctorate in Psychology and also added to her academic credentials an executive program in Human Resource Management from one of the top most business school in India, Indian Institute of Management (IIM-C) and is a Certified Practitioner from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP).
She is also a Certified Licensed Practitioner of EQ-i/ EQ 360 from MHS, Inc., Canada, Certified Trainer from HRD Academy, UK, Certified Professional Assessor from IPM, Canada and a Certified MBTI practitioner by CPP-Asia Pacific and enjoys training and consultancy in Personality Typology, Stress Management, leadership, Team Building, Communication and other Behavioral Aspects.
Prof. Abhilasha is a keen researcher and a prolific writer, and has published more than 30 papers, articles and many case studies pertaining to the GCC region in national and international journals in the area of managing people like talent management, leadership, employee value proposition, stress management, knowledge management etc., while also being engaged in ensuring accreditation compliance documents for national and international accreditation for institutional effectiveness.
Throughout her distinguished career, she has held a series of academic administrative positions at various institutions including Institute of Management Technology, Dubai, School of Management Sciences, India and Effat University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and her experience as a faculty, researcher, academic administrative and scholar has not only resulted in published articles in national and international journals but also frequent invitations to numerous speaking engagements to present to national and international audiences.
She has many awards and accolades to her credit from various national/ international organizations including the recent CMO Asia’s Education Leadership Award in 2017, the best Indywood Award for Educational Excellence-2017, Best Researcher Award in 2015, Asia’s Education Excellence Award, Singapore in 2014, ‘Award for Teaching Excellence’ in the year 2013 by INDUS Foundation USA, and ‘Distinguished Service Award’ in the year 2009 by the Association of Indian Management Scholars-International. Also, she is the first to receive the fellow title from International forums of Management
Scholars (INFOMS), USA award to foster excellence in management education awarded in March 2014. Her commitment to teaching and research excellence led to many research grants, including from the National Research Foundation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research on “From Education to Employment: Identification of Key Priorities for Employability of Emirati Nationals in Public and Private Sector”.
Needless to mention, she shatters the glass ceiling and truly believes in making a difference in facilitating quality education in the Higher Education sector.
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