TEXEM UK Chair, Abubakre gets prestigious UK senior fellowship
The Senior HEA fellowship is a UK national recognition for leadership, excellence, expertise and commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning.
An independent panel set up by the UK’s Advance Higher Education after a rigorous review of Abubakre’s impressive record of accomplishment and contributing to advancing Executive Development in the UK, Africa and North America, adjudged him worthy for the UK’s Gold standard in pedagogy.
According to the panel, Abubakre has been able to present a thorough understanding of practical approaches to pedagogy leadership and has been a critical contributor to high – quality executive learning.
The Advance Higher Education Academy in its website noted that those conferred with the prestigious Senior Fellowship recognition are experienced academics able to demonstrate impact and influence through, for example, responsibility for leading, managing, or organising programs, subjects, and disciplinary areas.
The other criteria are the demonstration of experience as subject mentors and academics that support those new to teaching and experienced leaders with departmental and broader education and learning to support advisory responsibilities within an institution.
Commenting on the achievement, Caroline Lucas of TEXEM, UK explained that Abubakre was conferred with the highly sought after professional recognition upon rigorous review of his impact by an independent panel set up by the UK’s Advance Higher Education.
She said the panel confirmed that Abubakre has successful engagement across all five areas of pedagogy activity as well as appropriate knowledge and understanding across all aspects of core knowledge of education.
She also identified: “A commitment to all the professional values; successful engagement in appropriate teaching practices related to the areas of activity; successful incorporation of subject and pedagogic research and scholarship within the above activities, as part of an integrated approach to academic practice.”
Others are “Successful engagement in continuing professional development concerning teaching, learning, assessment, scholarship as well as appropriate, related academic or professional practices and successful coordination, support, supervision, management and mentoring of others – whether individuals and teams, in relation to learning and teaching.”
Lucas added that this award is a testament to TEXEM’s impressive pedigree of inspiring and encouraging public sector leaders to reform and strengthen institutions, develop actionable skills, invest in infrastructure, improve the ease of doing business, and shape inclusive growth.
She further said the award is a testimony to TEXEM’s unquestionable commitment to supporting African and UK private -sector organisations to develop actionable strategies to succeed and win globally through TEXEM’s high-impact services.
In his remarks, Abubakre expressed gratitude, saying, “I am humbled that the UK’s Advance Higher Education has assessed my career and the panel decided that there is strong evidence of a sustained record of effectiveness concerning impactful teaching and learning internationally.
“This award is a tribute to all the distinguished Professors from Harvard, London Business School, to London School of Economics, Insead, IESE, Oxford, Cambridge and Coventry.
“Our aim has consistently been to stimulate impactful leadership, assist organisations in achieving their goals effectively and efficiently and by extension, champion nation-building via executive development programmes, and we hope that this would spur us to do more.”
Abubakre is a Nigerian-British entrepreneur with an unparalleled passion for Africa, academic, and director with active links and engagement with Africa.
He is on the advisory board of the London Business School Africa Society, lectures in Coventry, a top 15 UK university, and founded TEXEM, UK, a consultancy firm 10 years ago, which has trained over 4,000 executives in the UK and Africa.
In 2010, Alim was selected as one of the top 100 Virgin Media emerging entrepreneurs in the UK, and accompanied London’s Lord Mayor on his entourage to Nigeria in 2015.
Abubakre is a Fellow (FIOEE) of the UK’s Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs.
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