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New UNIBEN’s Chancellor advocates peaceful conflict resolution


The  new Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof. James Ayatse, has advocated peaceful conflict resolution.

Ayatse, who is also the Tor Tiv was installed as the new Chancellor of the university at the 51st Founders’ Day and 47/48 convocation ceremony of the school.

The Chancellor said he was excited to the entrusted with the huge responsibility, saying he was committed to discharging his responsibilities diligently, effectively to the benefit of staff and students as well as the overall progress of the country.

He said, “I am aware of the challenges currently being faced by government-owned institutions and the enormous expectations on the school’s management to deliver on their objectives. Let me assure you that I will use my wealth of experience and resourcefulness to partner with the Governing Council to make the university a citadel of excellence.

“As a traditional ruler whose primary responsibility is to maintain peace and harmony among the people and an Ambassador of Peace, I want to assure the university community that fairness, equity and inclusiveness, which are the bedrock of sustaining peace, will be upheld. I enjoin stakeholders and members of the university community to embrace peace and adopt dialogue as the only route to resolving our areas of dissension in a sustainable manner.”

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