University of Benin (Nigeria)

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University of Benin
Other name
Former name
Institute of Technology
MottoKnowledge for Service
TypePublic research university
AffiliationAssociation of African Universities[1]
ChancellorSanusi Lamido Sanusi
Vice-ChancellorProf. Lilian Imuetinyan Salami[2][3]
Students75,000 (estimate)
Location, ,

6°20.022′N 5°36.009′E / 6.333700°N 5.600150°E / 6.333700; 5.600150Coordinates: 6°20.022′N 5°36.009′E / 6.333700°N 5.600150°E / 6.333700; 5.600150
CampusUgbowo Campus and Ekehuan Campus
ColorsPurple, gold, yellow
Faculty of Engineering University of Benin

University of Benin (UNIBEN) is a public research university located in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.[4] It is among the universities owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria and was founded in 1970.[5] The School currently has two campuses with fifteen faculties including a central library called John Harris Library.[6]


University Main gate Ugbowo Campus

The University of Benin was founded in 1970. The National Universities Commission (NUC) has accredited faculties and departments in the university.[7][8]

College of Medical Sciences[edit]

The UNIBEN College of Medicine teaches medicine and awards a professional degree for physicians and surgeons. The College of Medical Sciences is made of three Schools and an Institute, namely:

Faculty of Management Science University of Benin

School of Medicine[edit]

The School of Medicine was established in 1973, then the Faculty of Medicine to Medicine to run a 6-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) full-time degree program. The first Dean of the School was Professor T. Belo-Osagie. He was the Dean from 1973 to 1975. With the exit of Professor T. Belo-Osagie, Professor K. Diete-Koki became the Dean of the School. Since then, the School has had various Deans and Heads of Departments in the last 30 years. The immediate past Dean of the School was Prof. Dr. (med.) E. Oviasu while the present Dean is Professor Wilson E. Sadoh .[9]

School of Basic Medical Science[edit]

The School of Basic Medical Science was established in December 2003, from the College of Medical Sciences and was finally launched in January 2004. The school undertakes undergraduate programs for B.Sc.

In addition, the school provides services for other schools within the college: Schools of Medicine and Dentistry as well as other Faculties in the university: Sciences and School of Pharmacy.

The School of Basic Medical Science has the following seven departments:

  1. Anatomy
  2. Medical Biochemistry
  3. Medical Laboratory Science
  4. Nursing Science
  5. Physiology
  6. Physiotherapy
  7. Radiography and Radiation Science.[9]

School of Dentistry[edit]

The School of Dentistry coordinates courses and curricular within the College leading to the award of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree. The School of Dentistry, as it was known then, was established in 1976 and the first batch of students was admitted in the 1976/77 academic session. It was established as an integral part of the College of Medical Sciences in 1975 by an amendment to the Edict establishing the University of Benin. In 2012, with support from the International Federation of Endodontic Associations(IFEA), donations from the University of Texas at Houston School of Dentistry, and the Owen family, Dr. Mbachan Collins Okwen BDS. (Benin), DDS., MBA. introduced regenerative endodontics and modern microscopic endodontics at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.[9][10]

Vice Chancellors[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

Photo Gallery[edit]


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