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UNIBEN Accounting Department to Commemorate 40 Years of Founding

The University of Benin’s (UNIBEN) Department of Accounting is poised to commemorate its 40th anniversary and have an alumni reunion on the institution’s main campus in Benin City on February 11.

According to Prof. Peter Ibadin, chairman of the planning committee, and Chief Tajudeen Akande, chairman of the alumni local organizing committee, the anniversary celebration would provide a unique opportunity for past and present students to reconnect, share fond memories, and celebrate achievements.

According to them, the jubilee will mark the beginning of alumni projects for the department, which now consists of five 300-seat lecture theatres, twenty professorial offices, and a bus.

The announcement said, “As part of the occasion, the department will present the Award of Excellence to exceptional alumni and non-alumni of the institution who have made extraordinary contributions to society and humanity in general.”

“The anniversary would be a chance to honor the school’s founders and to recognize the school’s achievements to the community and to the City of Benin.

“The anniversary programme will include a Welcome Cocktail/Alumni Reunion on Thursday, February 10, 2022; a documentary on the history and milestones achieved; and an anniversary lecture on the theme: The Importance of the Fifth Industrial Revolution to Business, Accounting, and Finance – a Humanistic Perspective, to be delivered by Emeritus Professor Abhulimen Richard Anao (Founder of the Department of Accounting and Former Vice Chancellor, University of Benin).

They said that the accounting course was initially taught as part of the university’s B.Sc. Economics program in 1975/76 and later became an integral part of the B.Sc. Business Administration program.

“In October 1981, the department was established to offer a B.Sc. in accounting. The degree has since been offered as a three- or four-year full-time program.

“The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program has generated highly qualified alumni who today hold senior management positions in both the public and private sectors of the national economy. A few have also earned a name for themselves in academia.”

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