By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN â€” THE University of Benin, UNIBEN, has commended Zenith Bank Plc for donating to it an ultra modern building estimated at over N30 million.
UNIBENâ€™s Bursar, Mrs May Nwoye, who expressed the appreciation of the university to the bank, said the donation would assist the workforce and enhance efficiency and service delivery, particularly in the bursary department where the edifice is located.
She recalled that during her interview for the position of bursar, her ultimate objective was to build capacity to address the problem of lack of space and other infrastructure deficiencies such as computerisation.
â€œSo I personally wrote to corporate organisations and appealed for help in this regards, because I am aware that the bursary department remains the live wire of every institution. My immediate focus is on the usual process of developing and strengthening the skills and resources which the department needs to survive and adapt to the 21st century.
â€œTherefore, our request should be seen as the beginning of an interactive process and one that will contribute to a better understanding of the important issues involved in the transformation of the university bursary department in the months ahead,â€ she stated.
The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the university, Sir Gabriel Toby, also expressed appreciation to the bank.
Zenith Bank, charging the university management to ensure that students paid their school fees fully before they are certified.