In recognition of the solid legacy, unreserved efforts and initiatives in sustaining the growth and development of quality education in Nigeria, Benson Idahosa University was on Tuesday August 18, 2015 conferred with, “The Most Outstanding and Innovative Best Run Private Institution Award for Excellence, and the “Continental Distinguished Pan African Most Active Vice Chancellor Award” on Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie in recognition of his performance and leadership qualities as Vice Chancellor, as well as his scientific invention by Baseline Global Ventures, publishers of the Nigeria Focus International Magazine, a leading people- oriented magazine with International repute.
Speaking on the awards, the C.E.O of Baseline Global Ventures, Prince J.O Adeleke said the choice of Benson Idahosa University as the Most Outstanding and Innovative Best Run Private Institution was informed by the unresolved efforts and initiative in sustaining the growth and development of education in the country, as well as the transformational, visionary, focused, purposeful and leadership qualities of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie, FNAI. He noted that the special recognition award of excellence was done based on merit.
Highpoint, was the presentation of the Most Outstanding and Best Run Private Institution Award of Excellence to Benson Idahosa University and the Continental Distinguished Pan Africa Most Active Vice Chancellor of the Decade as well as the Achievers International Golden Pillar Grand Commander and Officer of the Decade Awards to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie. Also presented were copies of the Achievers International Magazine.
Receiving the awards, the Vice Chancellor expressed his appreciation to the organization, while noting that the award came as a surprise considering the fact that he was meeting the C.E.O and Executive Publisher of the Magazine, Prince J.O Adeleke for the first time. He said that Benson Idahosa University will continue to strive for academic excellence with godliness, adding that the essence of a university, is for teaching, research and community development.