Strike: UNIBEN VC gives update on lecture, projects, others

FROM THE VICE CHANCELLOR’S DESK.

Dear colleagues,

It is no news that ASUU, SSANU, NASU and NAAT in most Universities are on strike. We will continue to hope that areas of grievances are resolved soon so that normalcy returns to our institutions. I, however, urge lecturers and students to use the period to update their notes, and work towards breaking new grounds.

Update on recent developments:
1. The remains of our late icon, amazon and pacesetter, Prof. Grace Awani Alele-Williams, have been successfully buried. The Uniben family participated actively in the ceremonies. May God rest her soul.
2. A Confederation of over 40 universities has signed an MoU in Brazil with the FG(Tetfund) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), for postgraduate training of junior and medium cadre lecturers in Agricultural fields using the 6 Tetfund Centres of Excellence, Uniben inclusive. The trainings are expected to be expanded to include other programmes.

3. On-going projects:
● Optometry building
● Daisy Danjuma Female Hostel building
● Centre of Excellence in Geo-sciences Legacy building
● Work on arresting Ikpoba River gully erosion by FG facilitated by our amiable alumnus, Hon Min. Babatunde Fashola, SAN.
● Work on arresting Ekosodin gully erosion by Edo State government
● Rt. Rev. Dr. Matthew Okpebholo Legacy building
● NPDC (2) number hostels and office complex
● CERHI building extension
● The comprehensive renovation of the Lagos Office/Guest house. Members of staff are encouraged to continue to use the facility.
● Uniben Mosque multipurpose building being undertaken by the Muslim Community.

Other Projects In View:
● Central Bank Office Complex building
● Roads rehabilitation network, Ekehuan Campus
● BUA (2) number Legacy buildings
● Students detached toilet buildings(7)
● Students recreation Centre
● Staff Office Complex

We will continue to pray for added goodwill to our dear university.

Yours always,
Professor Lilian Salami
Vice Chancellor
2/5/2022

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