The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), has approved forty (40) Institution Based Research (IBR) grants worth sixty million Naira (N60,000,000), for the University of Benin.
This follows efforts by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Lilian Salami, to reposition the Institution’s research innovations for effective service delivery.
The Vice Chancellor was briefed by the Director of Research and Development, Professor M.A. Bamikole, who also delivered the letter of award from TETFUND to her. The number is unprecedented in the history of IBR grants in the University of Benin.
The Vice Chancellor commended the University’s Research and Development Committee (URDC) for the thorough screening and peer review process of the research proposals submitted by staff before they were presented to TETFUND.
Since research is central to innovations and development, the Vice Chancellor reaffirmed her commitment to research revolution in the University and congratulated the 40 Lead Researchers and their teams for making the University proud.
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