The official launching of the 2022-2023 academic year of the National University of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (UNSTIM) Abomey took place on the university campus of Lokossa on Wednesday 30 November 2022. This was an opportunity for the rectoral team to hand over certificates and letters of congratulations to the teacher-researchers admitted on the various CAMES aptitude lists.
Following the launching of the official opening of the national universities of Benin on October 13 in Kétou, by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, it is the turn of UNSTIM to officially open the activities of the academic year 2022-2023. For this edition, the university centre of Lokossa was the setting for the ceremony. Clotilde Tognon Guidi, director of the Institut National Supérieur de Technologie Industrielle (INSTI) of Lokossa, is delighted: “Thank you to the entire rectoral team for choosing the university centre of Lokossa,” she declared. The start of the academic year marks the beginning of a new academic year. On the eve of this year, the director has already expressed her best wishes to all those involved in the chain. “I wish all the actors of the system a good and happy academic year 2023. I invite us to be assiduous throughout this academic year so that it will be crowned with success,” said Mrs. Clotilde Tognon Guidi.
Rector’s assurance and exhortations
Courageously committed since October 15, 2021, to make Unstim a reference university in the sub-region, the rector of Unstim, Professor Joachim Djimon Gbénou reassured all actors. “We have a vision before we take over Unstim. Whatever the tremors and difficulties, we are going to complete our vision and we are going to complete our programme for which we have been selected,” he said.
Addressing the students, the Rector of Unstim urged them to show more determination and self-sacrifice for a successful academic year. “Dear students, I urge you to work, work hard and you will succeed. Be courageous, diligent and insightful. Do not leave any place where intelligence does not come and go,” he urged.
As for the teachers, after having whetted their appetite for research, Professor Joachim Djimon Gbénou called on them to invest much more in the training of other doctors. “There is no point in being a general without troops. Pass on knowledge, work as a team,” he recommends.
Presentation of certificates and letters of congratulations
In addition, it should be noted that the ceremony was coupled with the presentation of parchments to Unstim students at the end of the cycle and also letters of congratulations and certificates to teachers-researchers registered on the various lists of aptitude for the functions of different CAMES grades in 2021 and 2022. A total of 55 teacher-researchers have been promoted to the various CAMES grades at Unstim for the two years, 24 in 2021 and 31 in 2022. These different results testify to the commitment not only of the rectoral authorities but also of the teachers to raise the torch of innovation in STEM.
Created in 2016, UNSTIM is a thematic university that offers training in the field of science, technology, mathematics, engineering, processing industry, production and education. As an outstanding training institution and a major scientific and technological research centre, it will soon be putting its first doctors on the market. “By the end of January 2023, the first PhDs will defend their unique Unstim doctoral theses in various specialties. There are thirteen of them”, announced the rector Djimon Gbénou before wishing a good academic year to all.