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Saturday, October 26, 2019

University Of Benin Appoints 2nd Female Vice Chancellor....

 Prof. Lilian Imuetinyan Salami has been appointed the new Vice Chancellorof the University of Benin (UNIBEN).  .

The Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Michael Osasuyi, confirmed the appointment.

She will take over from the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Prof. Faraday Osasere Orumwense, who will bow out at the end of November.

Mrs. Salami, a Professor of Home Economics/Nutritional Education and Nutrition, becomes the second ever female Vice Chancellor of UNIBEN after Prof. Alele William, a Professor of Mathematics.

Born in Jos, Plateau State on August 8, 1956, Prof. Salami, (nee Emovon), hails from Benin.

Her early schooling started in Jos but was truncated by the Nigerian Civil War. She later completed her primary and secondary education in Edo State.

She obtained her West African School Certificate (O’ levels) from Baptist High School, Benin City.

She proceeded to the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point Campus, United States of America, in 1975. She had her summer schooling in the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. She later transferred to North Dakota State University, Fargo after she got married in 1977, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in 1979 in Home Economics and Master’s degree in Nutrition in 1982.

She returned to Nigeria in 1983 and enrolled to serve in the National Youth Service Corps in Benin City.

Upon completion of the national service, she made a brief start of her teaching career with the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University).

Between 1985 and 1994, she lectured Nutrition at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

This was interjected when she gained admission into University of Nigeria, Nsukka for a doctoral degree in Human Nutrition in 1989 which she obtained in 1991.

In 1994, she was appointed a Senior Lecturer with the University of Benin, and acted as a Head of the Department, between 1996 and 1998.

She rose to the rank of Professor in 2005.

She gained and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education in 2001 from the University of Benin.

In 2004, Prof. Salami proceeded to the Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa as a Post-Doctoral fellow which she obtained in 2005.

She has held numerous positions at the prestigious University, namely, Director of General Studies, Part-Time programme and Chairman of the Board of University of Benin Integrated Enterprise. She has also served as a member in many other committees.

She is the immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Education and was a member of the Governing Council of the University.

Prof. Salami has taught numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Home Economics and Nutrition. She has successfully supervised over 40 masters and 15 Ph.D students.

She is a fellow of Nutrition Society of Nigeria and International Federation of Home Economics/Home Professional Association of Nigeria.

As an administrator, she has held numerous administrative positions in the University of Benin and currently the Director-General/Chief Executive of the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA, Ondo).

She has to her credit over 75 peer reviewed articles in national and international journals.

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
from pmnews


  1. Replies
    1. Hmm what? Say congrats and move on.

    2. Hmmm what ? See her loaded Cv

    3. Very loaded cv. So proud of her

  2. Wow. Nice one. Make she give student hostel oo

  3. Wow!! "She has to her credit over 75 peer reviewed articles in national and international journals" I'll get there someday. Amen

    1. The 75 per reviewed journal tick my interest. I go Google her journals. Well don Ma. She like book sha.

  4. Congrats to her.
    To attain this position I need to join their cult!

  5. She has over 75 peer reviewed articles in both national and international. I like that. I think I might just have to start writing all these stored stuff in my head.
    Congrats Ma. I hope she will do a good job there.
    The first was Alele Williams, I think?

    1. Yep. Prof Alele Williams.

      The 75 reviewed articles are not "stored stuff o".

      Congrats Prof.
      Not an easy feat.

  6. Chaiii I love seeing women excel.congrats ma

    1. Yes o!!! She has done so well for herself. She deserves more.

  7. Well deserved, congratulations Ma...i will get there someday.

  8. the world is coming to an end.
    women are now VC.
    ordinary woman.
    association of terrible Men.president.

  9. red mama. iya pupa

  10. Oboy!! All this for one woman, she tried nobi small.

  11. Congratulations ma. I feel proud when I see women achieving greatness

  12. Alternative Facts26 October 2019 at 17:34

    Stella it’s Professor. Grace Alele-Williams

  13. Congrats to her never heard of her all my 5 years in UNIBEST..All the best ma...

  14. Congratulations to the new VC. All those women displaying their nakedness in the internet how many men have you seen stark naked? Does it mean they're not sexy? Let's have some shame and respect our femininity.

  15. Beautiful woman Congratulation...

  16. A big congratulations to to my former dean, faculty of education has done it again 👍👍👍👍💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

    1. She is not only academically good she is a beautiful soul inside out I remember when I was having my induction in ministry of education my friend and I met her and she politely assisted us and gave us her comimentary card to reach her anytime for advice and encouragement she is actually a nice woman Gos bless her I say a huge congratulations to her may God that has taken her to this level continue to take her higher and keep her for us all the days of her life till Jesus comes in Jesus Mighty Name Amen. We love you ma.


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