UNIBEN grants amnesty to over 500 overstayed students

By Moyosore Salami The 10th substantive Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Lilian Salami, disclosed that cases of more than 500 students, who had overstayed in the institution, were looked into by the university’s Senate and granted amnesty to graduate from the system. She said during the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 academic sessions, 282 students graduated with first class, comprising 125 for the 2018/2019 session and 157 for the 2019/2020 session. Salami who is the second female VC of UNIBEN, after the strict Prof. Grace Alele-Williams, spoke at…

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UNIBEN, ATBU pick holes in FG’s sharing formula of earned allowance

By Opeyemi Babalola Members of staff of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), under the aegis of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), have rejected the proposed sharing formula of N21 billion earned allowances for teaching and non-teaching staff of Universities. The workers, at an emergency Congress of the Unions in the institution, vowed to embark on a three-day protest if the federal government fails to change its decision before the funds allocated for the earned allowances of the workers are disbursed.Addressing the meeting, Chairman…

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6 universities selected for standards enhancement program

By Opeyemi Babalola Six universities in Nigeria have been selected by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement (SPESSE) Project.SPESSE is a multi-sectoral project, with support from the World Bank, which seeks to address training, professionalisation and research in procurement, environmental and social standards, through certification, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies.Dr Joshua Atah, Project Coordinator, SPESSE Project Implementation Unit, National Universities Commission (NUC), who made the disclosure in a statement obtained by University Times International (UTI), said that  the project is scheduled to be…

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Discouragement not to embark on the project inspired me, says Corper who donates boreholes in Ondo

By Opeyemi Babalola A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Osaretin Micheal, who donated hand pump boreholes to two communities in Akure has finally shared his experience before and after the project completion.The 22-year-old, who served in one of the two communities where he built the borehole while speaking with BBC Pidgin and monitored by University Times International, said words of discouragement he received from people about the project inspired him till he finally achieved his aim. He donated the hand pump boreholes to Origere and Ajipowo communities and also gave…

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Prof Lilian Salami Becomes Uniben’s 10th Vice Chancellor

Uniben News/UTI The Governing Council of the University of Benin at its 157th Regular Meeting held on Friday 25th October appointed Prof. (Mrs.) Lilian Imuetinyan Salami as the 10th substantive Vice Chancellor of the University. Prof. Salami is a Professor of Home Economics/Nutrition Education. She was born on the 8th of August, 1956 in Jos, Plateau State. She hails from Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State. Prof. (Mrs.) Lilian Imuetinyan Salami She joined the services of the University of Benin in 1994 as a senior lecturer having gained teaching…

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