The Department of Marketing, University of Benin held their first departmental lecture title “The use and misuse of Statistic in Marketing“, the event took place at the Dr Aghahowa ICAN Hall and it had in attendance the university community and general public.
It began with an opening prayer. The master of ceremony at the event Dr. Osifo led guests in singing the Nigerian National Anthem and that of the University of Benin.
Opening Address was handled by the Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences – Ven (Prof.) I.O.Osamwonyi who praised the effort of the current administration in establishing the Marketing Department. He also took some time to go down memory lane. On the topic of discuss, he stated that quacks have entered into the field of marketing which was a bad thing. He also stated that marketing had become a multi-displinary and vastly changing field. His opening remarks where followed with the welcome address by the H.O.D of Marketing – Dr. E.E. Prest who proceeded with giving a brief history of the department of marketing. He described events leading to the creation of the department early 2015 under the faculty of Management Sciences, a department which can now boast of a total of 140 students; 90 students in 200level and 50 students in 100level.