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University of Benin (UNIBEN) is a research university located in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.[2] It is among the universities owned by the Federal government of Nigeria and was founded in 1970.[3]

University of Benin
University logo
Former name
Institute of Technology
MottoKnowledge for Service
TypePublic research university
AffiliationAssociation of African Universities[1]
ChancellorSanusi Lamido Sanusi
Vice-ChancellorProf Faraday Orumwense
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 Ekenwan Campus
ColorsPurple, Gold



University Main gate Ugbowo Campus

The University of Benin was founded in 1970. The National Universities Commission has accredited faculties and departments in the university.[4][5]

College of Medical SciencesEdit

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

School of MedicineEdit

The School of Medicine was established in 1973, then 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 Dean from 1973-1975. With the exit ofProfessor 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 The present Dean of the School of Medicine is Professor Wilson E. Sadoh .[6]

School of Basic Medical ScienceEdit

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

School of DentistryEdit

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) started in 1976 and the first batch of students were admitted in the 1976/77 Session. It was established as an integral part of the College of Medical Sciences in 1975 by amendment to the Edict establishing the University of Benin. In 2012 with support from the International Federation of Endodontic Associations(IFEA) and donations from University of Texas at Houston School of Dentistry and the Okwen family, Dr. Mbachan Collins Okwen BDS(Benin), DDS, MBA introduced regenerative endodontics and modern microscopic endodontics at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.[6][7]

Notable alumniEdit


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