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University of Benin (Nigeria)
public university
Year dem found am1970 Edit
Official nameUniversity of Benin Edit
Native labelUniversity of Benin Edit
NicknameUNIBEN Edit
Affiliate plusAssociation of African Universities Edit
Motto textKnowledge and Character Edit
CountryNigeria Edit
Edey de administrative territorial entity insydBenin City Edit
Located in time zoneCentral European Time Edit
Ein locationEdo State Edit
Coordinate location6°20′1″N 5°36′1″E Edit
Member ofAssociation of African Universities Edit
Language of work or nameEnglish Edit
Language dem useEnglish Edit
Dema official websitehttps://www.uniben.edu/ Edit
Official colorpurple, gold (color), yellow Edit

University of Benin (UNIBEN) be public research university wey dey Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.[1] edey mong de universities wey de Federal Government of Nigeria dey own wey dem found am for 1970 insyd.[2] Currently de school dey run two campuses wey dem get fifteen faculties wey dey include central library wey dem name John Harris Library.[3] De buildings wey dey UNIBEN be sparsely built wey dem no dey close to each other.[4]

UNIBEN get teaching hospital wey dem dey call University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).[5]

De School Ein History[edit | edit source]

University Main Gate Ugbowo Campus
Faculty of Management Science University of Benin

Dem found de school for 1970 insyd.[6] E first start as Institute give Technology till dem recognize am as full fledge university wey National Universities Commision (NUC) acredit am for 1st July 1971 insyd.[7][8] E come turn federal government-owned University for 1st April, 1975 insyd.[9]

John Harris Library[edit | edit source]

John Harris Library, UNIBEN

De John Harris Library be academic library wey dey Ugbowo campus insyd. Dem name am after pioneer University Librarian, John Harris.University of Benin wey dem found 1970 wey dem formerly know am as Institute of Technology be de parent institution give de library.[10]

De library dey hold chaw volume of collection give print plus nonprint format wey edey directly opposite de clinical student dema hostel wey dey de university ein premises.De books plus shelves wey dem acquire for de library insyd dey cover all dey courses wey de university dey offer.Ibi University librarian wey dey oveersee de library ein affairs.

Dem establish through de promulgation of de Institute of Technology edict for 1970 insyd but National University Commission (NUC) accord am university status for 1st July,1971 insyd.[11]

Branch Libraries

  • Faculty of Arts Library
  • Faculty of Environmental Science Library
  • Faculty of Law Library
  • Faculty of Pharmacy Library
  • Faculty of Agriculture Library
  • Faculty of Education Library
  • Faculty of Engineering Library
  • College of Medical Sciences Library
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences Library
  • Faculty of Management Sciences Library
  • Faculty of Life Sciences Library
  • Faculty of Social Sciences Library
  • Medical Sub-Library (UBTH)

College of Medical Sciences[edit | edit source]

UNIBEN ein college of Medical of Sciences dey teach medical plus awards wey be professional degree give physicians plus surgeons.De college get three schools plus institute wey dema names be:

School of Medicine[edit | edit source]

Dem establish am for 1973 insyd, wey de faculty of medicine dey run 6year Bachelor of Medicine plus Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) wwy ebi full-time degree programDe school ein first dean be Professor T. Belo-Osagie wey na he be Dean for 1973 wey he end ein tenure for 1975.As Professor T. Belo-Osagie left, Professor K . Diete-Koki wey claim de school ein Dean title.Since then, de school come get chaw Deans plus head of departments for de last years. De school ein immediate past Dean be Prof. Dr. (med) E. Oviasu wey de current Dean be Professor Wilson E. Sadoh.[12]

School of Basic Medical Science[edit | edit source]

Dem establish de school Basic Medical Science for December 2003 insyd by de College of Medical science wey dem launch am finally for January 2004 insyd.De school dey undertake undergraduate programe give B.Sc

Plus,de school dey provide services give de oda school wey dey de college insyd: School of Medicine and Dentistry plus de oda faculties wey dey de University insyd:Science plus school of pharmacy

De school of basic medical sciences get de following seven departments:

  1. Anatomy
  2. Medical Biochemistry
  3. Medical Laboratory Science[13]
  4. Nursing Science
  5. Physiology
  6. Physiotherapy
  7. Radiography den Radiation Science.[12]

School of Dentistry[edit | edit source]

De school of Dentistry dey coordinate courses plus curricula for de college insyd wey edey led to de Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree.Dem establish De school of Dentistry wey na dem no am for 1976 wey dem admit ein first batch of students for 1976/1977 academic session insyd.Dem establish am as integral part of de college of Medical Sciences for 1975 by amendment go de Edict wey establish de University of Benin.For 2012 insyd,with international Federal of Endodontic Associations(IFEA) dema support,Donations wey comot de University of Texas wey dey Houston School of Dentistry plus de Owen family,Dr. Mbachan Collins Okwen BDS.(Benin),DBS,MBA. introduce regenerative endodonticss plus modern microscopic endodontics for de University of Benin Teaching Hospital Insyd.[12][14]

Faculties wey dey University of Benin[edit | edit source]

Code Title
AGR Faculty of Agriculture (AGR)
ART Faculty of Arts (ART)
BMS School of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS)
CBT CBT Practice Categories (CBT)
CED Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED)
CERHI Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI)
CFPDS Centre for Forensic Programmes and DNA Studies (CFPDS)
COEW College of Education Warri (COEW)
CPGE College of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, PTI Campus (CPGE)
DCOEM College of Education Mosogar (Delta State) (DCOEM)
DEN Faculty of Dentistry (DEN)
EDU Faculty of Education (EDU)
ENG Faculty of Engineering (ENG)
ENV Faculty of Environmental Sciences (ENV)
FCETA Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba (FCETA)
FCETAL Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka (FCETAL)
FLC French Language Centre (FLC)
GST Office for General Studies (GST)
ICH Institute of Child Health (ICH)
INE Institute of Education (INE)
INP Institute of Public Administration and Extension Services (INP)
JUPEB Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB)
JUPEB_AK Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (FCET AKOKA) (JUPEB_AK)
LAW Faculty of Law (LAW)
LSC Faculty of Life Sciences (LSC)
MED Faculty of Medicine (MED)
MGS Faculty of Management Sciences (MGS)
NILS The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILS)
PHA Faculty of Pharmacy (PHA)
PSC Faculty of Physical Sciences (PSC)
SAGMS St. Albert The Great Major Seminary (SAGMS)
SAS All Saints Ekpoma (SAS)
SCN School of Science, PTI Campus (SCN)
SSC Faculty of Social Sciences (SSC)
UBITS Office for University of Benin Industrial Training and Graded Reports Scheme (UBITS)
VNM Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (VNM)


De School ein Vice chancellors[edit | edit source]

  • Kenneth Robson Hill, pioneer Vice Chancellor[16]
  • T.M. Yesufu, the first indigenous Vice Chancellor[16]
  • Adamu Baike, 2nd indigenous Vice Chancellor
  • Grace Alele-Williams, Nigeria's first female vice-chancellor. She served from 1985 to 1991[17]
  • Andrew Onokheroraye[18]
  • Abhulimen Richard Anao[18]
  • Emmanuel Nwanze[19]
  • Osayuki Godwin Oshodin, 2009-2014[20]
  • Faraday Osasere Orumwense, 2014- 2019[21]
  • Lilian Salami, 2019–present[22]

Notable alumni[edit | edit source]

  • Enyinnaya Abaribe, politician from Abia State[23]
  • Oladipo Agboluaje,[24] actor
  • Emmanuel Agwoje,[25] banker
  • Winifred Akpani, businesswoman, den founder/CEO of Northwest Petroleum & Gas Company Limited
  • Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede,[26] co-founder Access Bank Plc and founder & chairmo, Africa Initiative for Governance
  • Josephine Anenih,[27] lawyer den former minister
  • Helen Asemota,[28] professor of biochemistry den biotechnology
  • Lota Chukwu,[29] actress
  • George Edozie,[30] artist
  • Abiodun Falodun, rector, Edo State Polytechnic[31]
  • Babatunde Fashola,[32] former Lagos State governor, wey na he serve two terms from May 29, 2007, to May 29, 2015, den current minister of Power, Work & Housing insyd Nigeria
  • James Ibori,[33] former Governor of Delta State from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007
  • Tom Ilube,[34] founder den CEO, Crossword Cybersecurity
  • Wellington Jighere, 2015 WESPA Scrabble champion[35]
  • Patience Maseli, first female deputy director of Upstream Division for de Department of Petroleum Resources[36]
  • Richard Mofe-Damijo,[37] Nollywood actor
  • Darlington Obaseki,[38] medical doctor den professor
  • Gideon Obhakhan, former Commissioner for Education, Edo State, Nigeria[39]
  • Omoni Oboli, Nigerian actress, film director den producer[40]
  • Loretta Ogboro-Okor[41]
  • Bright Okpocha ("Basketmouth"),[42] comedian
  • Suyi Davies Okungbowa,[43] author den scholar
  • Ovie Omo-Agege,[44] senator insyd de Nigerian eighth senate
  • Chike Onuorah[45] artist den painter
  • Osonye Tess Onwueme,[46] writer den professor
  • Victor F. Peretomode,[47] academic den professor
  • Benedict Peters,[48] founder of Aiteo group
  • Amaju Pinnick,[49][50] Presido Nigeria Football Federation
  • Ijeoma Uchegbu,[51] scientist den professor
  • Emmanuel Uduaghan,[52] former governor, Delta State
  • Sabina Umeh,[53] singer

Awards[edit | edit source]

Africa Outstanding University of the Year Award, 2023 [54]

Notable faculty[edit | edit source]

  • Alexander Oppenheim (1973–1977),[55] mathematician

Photo gallery[edit | edit source]

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