Your admission a rare opportunity, UNIBEN VC tells new students


The Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Lilian Salami, has urged new students to work hard to achieve their dreams saying that the institution is one of the most sought-after universities in the country

The Vice-Chancellor who was represented by Prof. Osamade Omorogiuwa, spoke last Thursday  during the institution’s matriculation for degree programmes students Federal College of Education (Technical) FCET, Akoka, Lagos run in affiliation with UNIBEN.

She said graduates of the institution were competitive in the labour market and excel in postgraduate studies at home and abroad. He, therefore, charged the freshers to emulate them and make history.

“I urge you to see your admission as a rare opportunity for which you must be grateful, and a privilege which you must protect and guard jealously throughout your stay here because not all your peers have been lucky. I am sure all of you will opt to work assiduously to achieve your dreams and aspirations,” he said.

Earlier in his remarks, the Provost, FCET, Dr. Wahab Azeez congratulated the 319 matriculating students and urged them to pay maximum attention to academic excellence, set high moral standards and be focused.

Urging them to make use of the opportunity they have, he said: “As you would have discovered, our staff are well trained both locally and internationally. The university and college have the focused and committed philosophy and values upon which they are established, to provide qualitative science and vocational and technical education to students who in-turn, will impart the knowledge to larger societies.”