The Governing Council of the Tai Solarin University of Education,Ijagun,Ogun State has approved the appointment of Professor Abayomi Adelaja Arigbabu as the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University.
Prof.Arigbabu who is a Professor of Mathematics Education,is the 3rd Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University and was until his appointment, the Director of Academic Planning,Quality Assurance and Research (DAPQAR) of the University.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Education) in Mathematics (Second Class Upper) from the University of Lagos and Master of Science in Mathematics from the same University.
Prof.Arigbabu later proceeded to the prestigious University of South Africa. Pretoria for his Ph.D in Mathematics, Science and Technology with specialisation in Mathematics Education.
As a Mathematics theorist, Prof. Arigbabu has been involved in Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) education and preparation programmes in Nigeria in the last two and a half decades. He was an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, Olabisi Onabanjo University between 2000 and 2002.In addition to this, he was a visiting Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Education,University of Lagos between January 2014 and January 2015.
As an Erudite schorlar and educationist par excellence,the new Deputy Vice Chancellor has been a co-promoter/co-supervisor of Doctoral thesis of the University of South Africa (UNISA) since 2006 till date while he was also an external examiner (of Doctoral thesis) to Rhodes University, Grahamstown and Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa, as well as postgraduate programmes at the University of Ibadan.
Prof. Arigbabu belongs to numerous academic and professional Associations like Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN), Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (STAN), Nigerian Mathematical Society (NMS), Southern African Association for Researchers in Mathematics,Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE) and the Science Association of Nigeria (SAN) among others.
Moreover,Prof. Arigbabu,a Consultant to international journal as well as local and international organisations, is a Master Trainer on the United Nations Population FUND’s (UNFPA)population and family life education programme.This includes Longman Plc, Learn Africa Plc,Pearson Educational Services,UK.
He is, however, a reviewer to highly reputable local and international journals, particularly, those cited in the Index of Scientific Information(ISI.) They include African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (South Africa), Sex Roles-A Journal of Research(United States), South Afrian Journal of Education(South Africa), Computers in Human Behaviour (England), Journal of Human Ecology(India) and Journal of Science Education and Technology (Netherlands), among others.
Prof. Arigbabu, at leisure, enjoys playing table tennis and football.