UNIBEN partners Germanagency on capacitybuilding
Authorities of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in
collaboration with German Academy Exchange Service,
Alexander Von Humboldt, has held a capacity building
workshop aimed at enhancing academic growth for
Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Faraday
Osarumwense, who declared the three-day workshop
open, stated that the programme would strengthen
prospective scholars/fellowships and applicants on
how to write winning proposals that would aid their
Besides, he said the workshop is meant to boost
lecturers’ capacity development, Scholars and
Researchers in UNIBEN.
Represented by the Deputy VC (Academics), Prof.
Abiodun Falodun, Orumwense this opportunity was to
key into the vision statement of the German
embassies in Nigeria.
“Right now, we have strong collaboration and strong
partnership for the overall good of the University of
Benin,” he said.
In his address, the Consul-General, Embassy of
Germany in Lagos, Ingo Herbert, expressed his
country’s readiness to partner with UNIBEN in areas
of academic development such as: special programmes,
scholarships for prospective scholars, lecturers and
“We are very grateful for the initiative of the
University of Benin for organising this workshop in
collaboration with the relevant institutions in
Germany which are responsible for special
programmes and scholarships for academic
Researches. We hope to strengthen this relationship,”
According to him, the German embassy in Nigeria has
the highest number of applicants in the globe seeking
Germany scholarship to study in Germany, while India
and China have the largest number of foreign
students at Universities in Germany.