The organizers of the Global Heal Awards have nominated and awarded Akintunde M Ajagbe for the “Brilliance in Education Award.”
The award was conferred on Ajagbe at the inaugural commencement ceremony of the organization that was held from 28th July to 30th July 2023 at Marriot Airport Hotels, Tampa, Florida, USA.
The HEaL Conferences are attended by high achievers in the industry who are honored for their efforts and also serve as a space for networking and knowledge exchange among the selected group of delegates from successful organizations from different countries.
In a letter of evaluation parameters signed by the events manager Sidhartha Kapil, the organization acknowledged the roles played by the awardee in the education sector and the lofty heights he has attained in academics, research, industry, and community development.
The Chair and Management of the evaluation team revealed that this year, they received a lot of outstanding applications, making it difficult for the evaluation team to select the awardees for the Global Heal Awards.
However, all nominees were adjudged on 4 parameters, namely: Impact, Innovation, Scalability, and Leadership. Upon final assessment, every candidate was rated upon every criterion to reach the final list of awardees following research and analysis.
Specifically, the Global Heal Awards indicates that the award tagged “Brilliance in Education award was in recognition of Professor Ajagbe’s passion for quality education, research, and mentoring of scholars in journal articles writing publications, and community development.
During the panel session, Professor Ajagbe wowed the attendees by discussing the broken educational systems and the way forward.
He mentioned several factors that have contributed to the broken educational system but dwelled more on how the introduction of technology in teaching and learning has negatively impacted on the education system, including some solutions for educational policymakers, implementers, and parents and guardians.
Professor Ajagbe bagged a Ph.D. in Technology Management at one of Malaysia’s top 5 Universities (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia).
With a cumulative work experience of about 26 years in industry and academia both in Nigeria and abroad. After his doctoral degree in 2014, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Covenant University, Nigeria.
In 2016, he was head-hunted as a Senior Lecturer at Ritman University, Nigeria, where he served as the Head of the Department of Business Management and Director at the Office of Research and Innovation.
Ajagbe also served as an Adjunct Professor with Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, Gambia University GTTI Republic of Gambia, ICT University Cameroon, and POMA International Business University, Republic of Benin, and currently with Rudolph Kwanue University as a Professor of Technology Management.
Has participated in academic conversations globally and has written well over 100 articles published in international journals, conferences, book chapters, and a textbook.
His scholarly publications have been cited about 2500 times on Google Scholar by authors globally. He is currently the President of Maryland Publishing and Research Institute Inc USA.
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