Prof. Faraday Orumwense, the outgoing Vice Chancellor(VC) of the University of Benin (Uniben) was beside himself with joy on Wednesday as guests at the launch of a book his honour poured endless encomiums on Him.
Orumwense’s five-year tenure at the university, which ends on Nov. 28, was described as very fruitful and rewarding for both staff and students.
The book titled, “Faraday Osasere Orumwense: Footprints of a Vice Chancellor,” was edited by Jacob Ehiorobo.
In his remarks, at the Book Presentation/Launch at the University’s main auditorium, Mr Michael Osasuyi, the institution’s Public Relations Officer, said the book comprised articles by the erudite professors chronicling the milestones of Orumwense’s administration.
Osasuyi said the book contained materials on developmental strides of the University, academic growth, weath creation and how these could further be improved upon by subsequent administrations.
According to him, the book openly presents performance, development and management charts of Orumwense in the areas of infrastructure, health, employment, staff and students’ welfare among others.
Orumwense said he was humbled that the book and its launch had been put together in his honour.
He thanked the committee and the 26 professors for an excellent job, which succinctly captured his achievements and challenges in the book.
Salami, who is currently Director General/Chief Executive of the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA, Ondo, will assume office as the second female VC of Uniben, after Prof. Grace Alele-Williams, on Dec. 4.
According to her, Prof Orumwense has done well for Uniben. “I hope that I will give to Uniben all that I have learnt through my experiences of work in Uniben and different ministries.
“With God on my side, I hope that we can truly move University of Benin to the height and choice of everyone.
“I wish Prof Orumwense well in his life endeavors,” she said.
Salami, professor of Home Economics/Nutritional Education, who hails from Edo was born in Jos, Plateau on Aug. 8, 1956.
Edited by Kevin Okunzuwa/Salif Atojoko (NAN)
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