The University of Benin has been recognized with the prestigious Africa Outstanding University Award of the Year for 2023 at the 1st Africa Education Summit, held at the University of Rwanda in Kigali. The institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami, was also honored with the Africa Pillar of Education Award for her significant impact on education development across the continent.
In a statement released on Saturday by the University of Benin’s Public Relations Officer, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, she highlighted Prof. Salami’s extensive contributions to education in Africa. Prof. Salami not only leads the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities but also serves as the Vice President of the Association of African Universities, headquartered in Ghana.
According to Dr. Ehanire, Prof. Salami has utilized her position to champion and promote the achievements of numerous African universities, including the University of Benin. The awards presented at the 1st Africa Education Summit acknowledge the university’s exceptional contributions to education and research, as well as Prof. Salami’s unwavering commitment to advancing education on the continent.
The Africa Outstanding University Award and the Africa Pillar of Education Award stand as testaments to the dedication and hard work of the University of Benin and its Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami, in their pursuit of excellence in education and their positive impact on the lives of students across Africa.