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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Adewale Solarin into the Academic Board of The Naija Mathematics Championship.
Professor Solarin brings to the Naija Mathematics Championship over 40 years experience in Mathematics education.
Below is the full resume of Professor Adewale Solarin:
ADEWALE SOLARIN, FMAN, FNMS, a Professor of Mathematics was the Director/Chief Executive Officer, National Mathematical Centre (NMC), Abuja, from 31st March, 2013 to 1st August, 2016. He was elected the President of African Mathematical Union (AMU) in July, 2013. He was appointed COMSATS Distinguished Professor of Mathematics in 2014. He was appointed a member of the Scientific Board of UNESCO’s International Basic Science Programme, Paris, France on 28th January, 2015 and UNESCO Chair of Mathematics the same year. Before his appointment as CEO, he was the Dean, School of Mathematical Studies; Coordinator, Tertiary Institutions Students Mathematics Competitions; Principal Trainer, Nigerian Team for International Mathematics Olympiads; Coordinator, Mental Mathematics for Basic Education Programme; all at the National Mathematical Centre, Abuja, Nigeria. At the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, he was Deputy Vice – Chancellor (Dec. 2004 to Dec. 2006), a member of the Governing Council of (2000-2006); Director, Academic Planning, (2000-2004); Head, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria ( 1997-2000 ). He was the brain behind the creation of the Centre for Human Resources Development (CENHURD), which became the highest IGR point in the University.
Adewale, with background in Statistics and a Ph. D. in Mathematics, has for 40 years taught various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, in the university system in Nigeria and outside the country. He was one of the prime movers of the inauguration of the Quality Control Society of Nigeria (QCSON) in 1990. Consequently, he became the foundation National President of the Society in 1990, a position he held till December 1994.
2. TRAINING AND CONSULTING EXPERIENCE
Adewale, a Quality and Productivity Improvement Consultant, had his first encounter with Quality Control in 1978 and Total Quality Management (TQM) in 1989. Since then, he has participated in national and international conferences, seminars and workshops on Quality Control, Total Quality Management, Productivity Improvement and related topics. These were organised Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON); National Productivity Centre (NPC); Federal Ministry of Commerce and Tourism and Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) to mention but a few. His participation was in various capacities, including Facilitator, Guest Speaker, Coordinator and Convener. Since 1991, he has been the Principal Consultant in TQM Implementations in many companies in Nigeria, including UACN Plc, which is ranked the biggest private conglomerate in Africa.
He has been Principal Facilitator to foremost consulting outfits on TQM in Nigeria to design and run workshops on topics including TQM for Managers; Training-The- Trainers in TQM; Building World-Class Customer-Oriented Culture in the Banking Industry to mention but a few. Adewale was the Team Leader of the Inter-university Research Team on Quality Management (IRTQM). IRTQM was a university-based Team, involved in conducting research into TQM Implementation and Development in Nigeria. IRTQM was responsible for organising annual national and international conferences on TQM in Nigeria. These activities were carried out with support from many organisations in the private sector, including Chevron Nigeria Ltd; The Document Company – H. S. Xerox; Shell Development Company; and a host of others.
He played leading role in the design and execution of eight training-related activities for blue chip companies in Nigeria including: Bordpak Premier Packaging (BPP), Apapa ( A division of UACN Plc) (1992-1996); Eagle Package Printing, Otta (1993-1995); Lion of Africa Insurance PLC; First Bank PLC (1994-1995); Vita Foam Nig. PLC (1999-2000) and Flour Mills Nig. PLC (2012).
3. COORDINATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
Adewale coordinated CTA Central and West Africa Anglophone Regional Training Course on Scientific Data Management for five years (2001-2006); He has organized the AMU – ICMS and Young African Mathematicians Medal Awards twice (UNAAB 2003, NMC 2009). He has also organized workshops numerous research workshops at NMC including, 2009 NMC-ANGAAD Workshop on Algebra Applied to Development; and 2010 London Mathematical Society-National Mathematical Centre Lectures on Banach Algebra.
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