Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso on sunday, lost a rare gem as Professor R.O. Ayeni died following a brief illness at the age of 64.
Born on June 9, 1948 at Owode-Ketu, Ogun State, Prof Ayeni attended the University of Ife (nowObafemi Awolowo University) where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1973 in Mathematics, and the Cornwell University, United States for a doctoral programme.
He was the former President, Mathematical Association of Nigeria. Professor Ayeni , who was Pioneer Dean, Students Affairs LAUTECH , Chairman, Committee of Deans and Provosts, also chaired the panel set up by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council ( NERDC ) to provide curriculum on Mathematics for primary and secondary schools, which was later transformed into syllabus presently being used by both WAEC and NECO .
Students and Staff of LAUTECH has been posting messages on social media on how sorely missed the late professor would be.
May his soul rest in peace.
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