Second female VC resumes office at UNIBEN

Lilian Salami, Professor of Home Economics and Nutrition at the University of Benin (UNIBEN)

The new Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Lillian Salami on Monday resumed office. She becomes the second ever female Vice-Chancellor of the institution after Grace Alele-Williams.

While addressing staff and students of the institution, Salami solicited their support and cooperation to make it compete with other others globally.

The professor of physical and health education is the 10th substantive VC of UNIBEN.

“We must harness our strength through cooperation so that we can take the university to the next level and continue to maintain its pride among the best university,” she said.

“My administration will invest in innovation curriculum and teaching to deliver better ways of teaching and provide practical experience to our students. This will ensure that our student are marketable globally and relevant to present and future demand.”

She said she had always done well in all the capacities she had served in the university before her current appointment.

“There is no doubt we have challenges but those challenges are surmountable and I am here to do justice to those challenges. The reasons why we are here is primarily for the students. We would look into the accommodation, structure as well as staff welfare”. “We must have a very conducive environment. We cannot produce hoodlums.We need to have an environment that is friendly to students in order for them to learn better,” she added.

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Salami promised to build on his predecessor’s achievement to advance the institution to an era of modern and world class institution of learning.

Earlier, the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Prof. Faraday Olunmwense, described Salami as a very proactive and progressive minded person who will take the university to a greater heights.

Until her assumption of office, Salami was the Executive Secretary of the National Institute for Educational and Public Administration (NIEPA).

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