A member of the extractive360 Advisory Board, and Chair of TEXEM, UK, Dr Alim Abubakre, has been conferred with the prestigious Senior Fellowship of the Advance Higher Education Academy-The UK’s Gold standard in pedagogy.
The conferment follows a rigorous review of Dr Abubakre’s impressive record of contributing to advancing executive development in the UK, Africa and North America.
The senior HEA fellowship is a UK national recognition for leadership, excellence, expertise and commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning.
Dr 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.
Commenting on the achievement Dr Abubakre, said, “I am humbled that the UK’s Advance Higher Education has accessed my career and the panel decided that there is strong evidence of a sustained record of effectiveness concerning impactful teaching and learning internationally.”
Dedicating the award to all the distinguished Professors from Harvard, London Business School to London School of Economics, Insead, IESE, Oxford, Cambridge and Coventry, Abubakre also recognized all the organizations that TEXEM have worked with as well as other behind the scene colleagues he has had the privilege of working with on about 70 executive development programmes in the past 12 years.
“Our aim has consistently been to stimulate impactful leadership, assist organizations 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,” he said.
Commenting on the achievement, Caroline Lucas of TEXEM, UK, explains that Dr Abubakre was conferred with this highly sought-after professional recognition upon review of his impact by an independent panel set up by the UK’s Advance Higher Education.
The panel based Abubakre”s review on, and found that he had successful engagements across five areas of pedagogy activity which include appropriate knowledge and understanding across all aspects of core knowledge of education; a commitment to all the professional values; successful engagement in appropriate teaching practices; successful incorporation of subject and pedagogic research and scholarship, successful engagement in continuing professional development and successful mentoring of others in relation to learning and teaching.
According to Lucas, the award is a testament to TEXEM’s unquestionable commitment to supporting African and UK private-sector organizations to develop actionable strategies to succeed and win globally through TEXEM’s high-impact services.
Dr Abubakre is a Nigerian-British entrepreneur with an unparalleled passion for Africa and academic. 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, Abubakre 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. He is a Fellow (FIOEE) of the UK’s Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs.
The Advance HE is a British professional membership scheme which champions excellence in higher education via evidence-based teaching methods and awards fellowships as a method of professional recognition for university dons.