UNIBEN, Agency harp on research, training

UNIBEN, Agency harp on research, training


The Vice Chancellor of University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Lilian Salami says the University is pre-disposed to efforts that will add value to the Institution’s goals and objectives amongst which, is the production of internationally competitive graduates.

The VC stated this in Benin when she played host to the Management team of the Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority led by the Managing director, Engineer Saliu Ahmed.

Salami who commended the River Basin Authority’s research projects in the University, stated that students in the Faculties of Life Sciences, Agriculture and Engineering were the greatest beneficiaries of the partnership
as their practical knowledge base would be enhanced.

The VC pledged support for any effort geared towards sustenance of the projects; which according to her, has enhanced the students practical base.

Managing Director of the Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority, Engineer Ahmed, who is an alumnus of the University, praised the Vice Chancellor for achieving so much in such a short time of assuming office.

He said he was happy that the partnership with the University, especially in the setting up of a joint Analytical Laboratory at the Faculty of Life Sciences, was yielding the desired results in the quality of graduates being produced by the Faculty.

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Describing the University of Benin as a great resource base, Engineer Ahmed sued for more collaboration in the area of agriculture in order to successfully key into the federal government’s shift of focus from oil to agriculture .

The Managing Director announced that a new borehole project with overhead storage tanks would be connected to the Laboratory building.


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