Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu – Benin City
Exactly 34 years after the University of Benin got the first female Vice-Chancellor in the history of Nigerian tertiary education, another female vice-chancellor has been appointed to run the affairs of the university.
Prof. Lillian Salami was confirmed the Vice-Chancellor of UNIBEN on Saturday and she is the first alumnus of the institution to hold the position.
The Public Relations Officer of UNIBEN, Dr. Michael Osasuyi, confirmed the appointment, saying Prof. Salami would take over from Prof. Faraday Orunwese whose tenure ends on December 2.
The state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has already congratulated Prof. Salami who hails from Edo State and was born in Jos, Plateau State, on August 8, 1956.
She was appointed Senior Lecturer in UNIBEN in 1994 and rose to the rank of a professor in 2005.
Prof. Salami is the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration in Ondo State.
Governor Obaseki said in a statement that he was confident that the new vice-chancellor would deploy her wealth of experience in lifting the fortunes of the great citadel of learning and described her emergence as another great milestone in the history of the university.