Nigeria’s first private university, the Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO), has been declared the winner of the Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited (a Chinese multinational technology Corporation) Best Academy Award for the year 2022.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the institution’s registrar, Friday Benji Bakare, and made available to newsmen in Edo State on Sunday.
According to the statement, the recognition which is contained in a letter from Huawei Technologies to the vice-chancellor is part of the activities lined up by Huawei Technologies to mark the 2022-2023 Huawei National ICT Competition Award Ceremony.
The statement added that “the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye, is also to be honoured with an award as the Most Supportive Vice Chancellor for the Year 2022 at the ceremony.”
“For this exceptional and uncommon feat, the first private university in Nigeria, Igbinedion University Okada (IUO) no doubt is blazing the trail in private tertiary education in the country following the IUO Smart Campus Wide digital transformation,” the statement added.