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UNIBEN Partnering With Foreign Universities For Joint Research, Exchange Programmes

Posted: Feb 10, 2016 at 7:03 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Faraday Orumwense has said the institution is partnering with foreign universities to strengthen “joint research and exchange programmes for members of staff and students”.

To this end according to him, a number of foreign agencies have shown interest in supporting the research efforts of the university- amongst these are USAID.

“Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) have also been signed with private developers; based on the Public Private Partnership (PPP)- not just for the development of students hostels, but staff quarters as well,” he said.

Prof. Orumwense  disclosed this while reeling out his achievements to mark his one year  as the 9th substantive Vice Chancellor of the institution.

” My appointment as Vice Chancellor is the climax of several years of experience in University administration.

“And my agenda is to achieve a global visibility for the University of Benin. Of course, this can only come into fruition when critical infrastructure that allows for conducive learning and research are put in place.

“This we have achieved by initiating the construction of more lecture theatres and laboratories.

“The University of Benin as an institution has its own peculiarity. It’s perhaps the most cosmopolitan of all the universities in Nigeria.

“Added to this is the fact that it’s the most sought after by admission seekers in Nigeria,” he said.

On the relative peace in the institution, the VC said: “I operate an open door policy where all stakeholders are carried along in decision making process.

“We also try as much as possible to involve representatives of University based union in administrative process” he further said.