34 Years After, UNIBEN Gets Another Female VC
A female vice-chancellor, Professor (Mrs) Lillian Salami has been
appointed at the University of Benin, 34years the institution got
its first female Vice-Chancellor.
The new Vice Chancellor was appointed by the Governing Council of
the University of Benin.
Professor (Mrs). Lilian I. Salami, is a Professor of Home Economics/
Professor Salami whose appointment would take effect from December 2nd,
2019, would take over from Professor Faraday Orumwense.
A statement by the university’s spokesman, Mr. Micheal Osasuyi,
said Prof. Salami was appointed 10th substantive VC of UNIBEN at
the 157th regular meeting of the institution Governing Council.
Salami would be the second woman to be the institution’s VC after
Professor Grace Alele Williams in 1985.
Salami hails from Edo State, Nigeria and was born in Jos,
Plateau State on the 8th of August, 1956.
She was appointed Senior Lecturer in UNIBEN in 1994 and
rose to the rank of a Professor in 2005.
Salami is the Director General/Chief Executive Officer,
National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration
(NEPA) Ondo State.
Outside academic, she is a member of the Advisory council to his royal majesty,
the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Ukukpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II.