The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has retained second position in the National Universities Commission (NUC) programme accreditation ranking of Nigerian Universities.
The giant leap, according to the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Faraday Orumwense, is attributable to the smooth running of both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in the past four years.
He dropped the hint at a Media briefing heralding the 44th Convocation/48th Founder’s Day lecture Ceremonies of the Institution.
“Since the inception of this administration, academic activities in the University of Benin have taken a giant leap. Our academic programmes, both undergraduate and post-raduate have run smoothly, placing the University of Benin on Second position in the National Universities Commission accreditation (NUC),” he said.
The Vice Chancellor said relative industrial harmony among staff, students and management team of the institution, accounted for the achievement.
Orumwense said the ugly incidence of cultism and other associated vices in the University Campuses have been reduced to its barest minimum.
He cited the increase level of security surveillance which was made possible through the procurement of additional six patrol vehicles by his administration.
The VC stated that the University of Benin had successfully launched the Ceemtree for Global Eco-Innovation in collaboration with Lancaster University, United Kingdom.