The University of Benin, UNIBEN, has won the Africa Outstanding University Award of the Year, for 2023, in Rwanda.

Prof. Lilian Salami, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, was also honored as Africa Pillar of Education for her impact on education development on the continent.

Prof. Lilian Salami

According to a statement by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, on Saturday 25th, March 2023, in Benin, the awards were presented at the 1st Africa Education  Summit, held at the University of Rwanda in Kigali.

Ehanire said; “Besides her leadership role in the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities,  Prof. Salami was also the Vice President of the Association of African Universities with headquarters in Ghana.

“This position, the vice-chancellor had utilized to protect and promote the achievements of many African universities, including the University of Benin”.

The University of Benin ‘UNIBEN’ is a public research university located in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

It is among the universities owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria and was founded in 1970. The School currently has two campuses with fifteen faculties including a central library called “The John Harris Library”.

Story: Ralia Adama