Izeze, Enabulele get UNIBEN alumni awards

University of Benin (UNIBEN)

University of Benin (UNIBEN)

EMINENT personalities, alumni, friends and associates of the University of Benin, including the Managing Director, Guardian Newspapers Limited, Mr. Emeke Izeze, were at the weekend conferred with ‘Friend of the Association Award’ by the University of Benin Alumni Association (UBAA).

They were honoured for their outstanding personality and contributions to development of the society.

Izeze was represented at the Global Home Coming (GHC)/Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony held at the Banquet Hall of the University of Benin, Ugbowo Campus, Edo State by Justin Imodu.

Speaking at the event, President Worldwide, UBAA, Ifaluyi Isibor, while lamenting the decline in the number of members of the Association, said UBAA has only 5,000 active members even when the university have since inception graduated no fewer than 300,000 alumni.

He tasked alumni of the institution to show interest in the activities of the Association by contributing their quota to the development of the university, stressing the need for members, “to support the school in any way.”

Others presented award in the category of Distinguished Alumni (DA) include, a former President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Osahon Enabulele.

Others are, the Chief Medical Director of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Prof. Michael Ibadin, former Vice-Chancellor, Benson Idahosa University (BIU), Prof. Macdonald Idu, Prof. Joseph Osemwenkhae, a professor of Mathematical Statistics in the Department of Mathematics, University of Benin and Senator Ighoyota Amori, among others.

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