The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), on Sunday described the recent appointments of eight of its academic staff as heads of various institutions across the nation as unprecedented.
This is contained in a statement signed by UNIBEN’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Farady Orumwense and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Sunday in Benin.
Orumwense, while congratulating the appointees on behalf of management urged them to be guided by wise counsels.
He described the feat, “as a demonstration of the pedigree of UNIBEN, which has re-enforced its positive presence in the public domain globally.
“If nothing else, these appointments have gone a long way to demonstrate the testimonial of the university and re-enforced the deployment of quality service delivery epitomised by the appointments.
“This is a clear testimony of robust and undisputed quality service to the Nigerian nation in particular and the world at large,” the statement said
Those appointed include: Prof. Akii Ibhadode, V-C, Federal University of Petroleum Resources and Engineering (FUPRE); Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, V-C of newly established Edo State University, Iyamho; Prof. Sunny Onoheabhi, Rector, Institute of Building Technology, Uromi.
Others are: Prof. Frank Otunta, V-C, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike; Prof. Austin Asagba, V-C, Western Delta University, Ogharra; Prof. Friday Okonofua, V-C Medical University, Ondo State; Prof. Samuel Aduwa-Ogiegbaen,V-C, Tayo Akpata University of Education, among others.