Benin Monarch, Oba of Benin, Named Chancellor of National Open University of Nigeria by President Buhari

Benin Monarch, Oba of Benin, Named Chancellor of National Open University of Nigeria by President Buhari

…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media. President Muhammadu Buhari has given his approval for the appointment of His Majesty, Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin, as the Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), located in Abuja.


This announcement was made during a courtesy visit by the Vice Chancellor of NOUN, Professor Olufemi Peters, to the Oba in Benin City, Edo State.

Introducing the University’s Management Team

The purpose of the visit was to introduce the university’s management team to the Oba, a customary practice when a new Chancellor is appointed.

Professor Peters expressed gratitude to His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II, for granting them an audience and acknowledged the significance of Benin’s culture and traditions.

National Open University of Nigeria’s Role

Professor Peters highlighted that NOUN is the largest university in the country, established with the objective of providing university education to Nigerians regardless of their location, circumstances, or social barriers.

The appointment of the Oba as Chancellor recognizes the importance of the Benin Kingdom and the ongoing contributions made by the kingdom.

Oba Ewuare II’s Appreciation

In response, Oba Ewuare II expressed his appreciation to President Buhari for appointing him as the Chancellor of NOUN.


He viewed this appointment as recognition of the Benin Kingdom and the significant work being carried out within it.

The Oba expressed gratitude to God and their ancestors for this honor, emphasizing the recognition of their cultural heritage and the accomplishments of the Benin Kingdom.


The appointment of the Oba of Benin as Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria signifies the recognition of the Benin Kingdom’s cultural heritage and contributions.

This appointment highlights the importance of fostering education and inclusivity throughout the country, and it represents a significant step towards bridging the gap in university education accessibility for all Nigerians.


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