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The University of Benin was founded in 1970. It started as an Institute of Technology and was accorded the status of a full-fledged University by National Universities Commission (NUC) on 1 July 1971.

In his Budget Speech in April 1972, the then Military Governor of Mid-Western State, Col. S. O. Ogbemudia(then also Visitor to the University) formally announced the change of the name of the Institute of Technology to the University of Benin.

Following NUC’s directives, the University experimented with the Collegiate System in 1991/92 and 1992/93.


However, in the light of new developments, the University reverted to the Faculty System except for the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Basic Medical Sciences, and Institute of Child Health which reverted to the Collegiate System in August, 1999, with a Provost as its administrative head.

The Faculties as presently constituted are those of Agriculture, Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Life Science, Pharmacy, Physical Science, Social Science, and the College of Medical Sciences (which has three Schools: Basic Medical Sciences; Dentistry and Medicine; and the Institute of Child Health).

The University offers courses at various levels: Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Diploma and Certificate. Presently, the total student enrollment stands at over 40,000 made up of both full-time and part-time students shared among the various Faculties.


In 1985, Grace Alele-Williams became Nigeria’s first female Vice-Chancellor when she was appointed to head the University of Benin. She served as its Vice-Chancellor until 1991.

UNIBEN
Motto Knowledge for Service
Type Public
Established 1970
Chancellor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
Vice-Chancellor Prof Faraday Orumwense
Students 50,000
Location Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
6°20.022′N 5°36.009′ECoordinates: 6°20.022′N 5°36.009′E
Campus Ugbowo Campus and Ekenwan Campus
Colors Purple
Website www.uniben.edu

 

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