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About University of Benin
The University of Benin fondly called ‘UNIBEN’ was founded primarily as an Institute of Technology in 1970 but was accorded the status of a full-fledged University by National Universities Commission (NUC) on 1st July 1971. It was one of the first few Universities operated by the Federal Government as the Federal Government on the request of the State Government took over the affairs of the institution on 1st April 1975.
UNIBEN has a vision to “establish a model institution of higher learning which ranks among the best in the world and responsive to the creative and innovative abilities of the Nigerian people". The University has sought to achieve these by its notable academic adventures trying out a Collegiate system in the early nineties, but reverting back to the Faculty system few years after, leaving out the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Basic Medical Sciences, and the Institute of Child Health, all situated at the College of Medical Sciences. Today, the University has grown in good strides boasting of over 11 faculties, a college of Medicine, a School of Dentistry, a Postgraduate School, and a number of institutes and centers.
UNIBEN offers Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses at various levels accredited NUC and other relevant professional bodies in the Country and Abroad, and is affiliated with local and international bodies such as USAID, Food Foundation, UNCF (United Negro College Fund), RMRDC (Raw Materials Research and Development Council of Nigeria) amongst others in the areas of Agriculture, Public Health and Engineering.
UNIBEN is a very large co-educational institution with an enrollment range of 40,000-50,000 students from every state of the nation, Africa and the rest of the world; and this is due to the fact that it has a less selective admission policy, admitting 90-100% of its applicants. Nevertheless, the University has enough provision for its students as it provides several academic and non-academic facilities including, an extensive library, lecture halls and faculty buildings, halls of residence, staff quarters, sports facilities, as well as administrative services.
The University of Benin currently ranks as the 12th best University in the Country, and 4,681 in the world, and has over the years produced an extensive alumni list of notable Nigerians.
The University of Benin offers a wide range of degree programmes in over 15 faculties. One laudable feat by the University is that it also has over 15 Centres and Institutes offering courses leading to officially recognized certificates and degrees. UNIBEN is undoubtedly one the foremost institutions when it comes to high academic standards and excellence and this is evident in all its activities. Find the faculties at the institution below:
Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Management Sciences
Faculty of Life Sciences
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
College of Medical Sciences; composed of the following schools;
School of Basic Medical Sciences
School of Dentistry
School of Medical, and
Institute of Child Health
It’s going to be a tough choice picking a course to study in this institution because there’s a long list of relevant courses to choose from, to ease your search, find the list of courses offered at the University below:
Courses Offered at University of Benin
The academic departmental courses offered in each faculty is as follows:
Faculty of Agriculture: Department of Agronomy is the only course offered in this faculty for now.
Faculty of Arts; made up of 7 departments spread out across two main campuses, one at Ekenwan, Benin City, and the other at Ugbowo, Benin. The departments are as follows:
-English and Literature
-Fine and Applied Arts
-Linguistics and African Languages
-Philosophy and Religions
-Theatre Arts and Mass Communication.
Faculty of Education, has 10 departments; they are:
-Arts and Non-Formal Education
-Curriculum and Instructional Technology
-Educational Management, which offers the following degree courses:
Early Childhood Education
Economics and Statistics
Library Information Science, and
-Educational and Evaluation Counselling Psychology
-Human Kinetics and Sports Science
-Health, Safety and Environmental Education
-Vocational and Technical Education.
Faculty of Engineering: consists of 8 departments namely;
-Department of Mechanical Engineering
-Department of Electrical Engineering
-Department of Petroleum Engineering
-Department of Chemical Engineering
-Department of Civil Engineering
-Department of Production Engineering
-Department of Structural Engineering, and
-Department of Computer Engineering
Faculty of Social Sciences has 5 departments which include;
-Economics and Statistics
-Geography and Regional Planning
-Political Science and Public Administration
-Sociology and Anthropology, and
At the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, we have:
-Urban and Regional Planning…
Faculty of Physical Sciences offer departmental courses such as:
School of Basic Medical Sciences offer courses such as;
-Medical Laboratory Science
School of Medicine offer specialized courses such as;
UNIBEN also offer departmental courses in the faculties of Life Sciences, Management Sciences, Law, and Pharmacy.
Facilities at UNIBEN include, administrative buildings, lecture halls, halls of residence, staff quarters, faculty buildings, a teaching hospital, an online learning management system, an open courseware portal, a library, information and communication centre, a multimedia centre, an Open Educational Resource which provides an online journal system, University of Benin is also home to
A Radio Station:
The Lagos State University Radio Station 100.1 FM was established in 2014 and started transmission almost immediately; It was established for students of mass communication and other students with a flair for broadcasting to acquire skills and learn as well. The Radio station is situated in Ekenwan Campus, Benin City,
A multipurpose hall
An online service portal for students providing payment services, transcript application, student applications, academic calendars for the academic session;
A Fire Service Unit
An online Student Registration and Information Portal also called UNIBEN.Kofa
And lots more.
University of Benin Admission Requirements
There are a lot of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that you can study at UNIBEN for both full-time and part-time students (DLI). Although the admission requirements may differ in faculties and programmes, there are still some general requirements that you have to be familiar with if you are thinking of pursuing an academic career at the University. Before listing these requirements, it's advisable that you visit the institution regularly, or more conveniently go through the school’s website for precise details on admission requirement by faculties, the sale of application forms, date of entrance examination and lots more.
For Prospective Undergraduates:
As a prospective candidate seeking admission in UNIBEN, its advisable that you go through specific admission requirements for the courses offered in the institution on the JAMB website, or the UTME Brochure published every year. Asides this, here are some general requirements:
You are required to have at least 5 credit passes in your O’level result or its equivalent at no more than two sittings. The subjects passed should include English Language, Mathematics, and any other three, based on the subject combination for your desired course of study.
You must register for JAMB, sit for the examination, and attain the prescribed JAMB cut-off mark for your course. The JAMB Cut-off mark for most of the courses in the institution for the 2017/2018 academic session was placed at 200, but scoring higher in JAMB will give you a better chance of gaining admission. Scoring the prescribed cut-off mark will make you eligible to;
Sit for the Post-UTME examination organized by the institution. Bear in mind that you must attain the exact Post-UTME cut-off mark or preferably score higher so as to increase your chances of getting admitted.
If successful, your name will come out on the admission list released by UNIBEN and you’ll be informed of subsequent steps to take.
Please note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed. The admission list for the 2017/2018 academic session has been released, and academic activities at the institution are in full swing. Further information about admission in UNIBEN and related news would be posted on the University’s website.
For Prospective Postgraduates
The University of Benin offers postgraduate programmes at PGD, Masters, and Ph.D. levels. The courses offered in these levels are relatively the similar offered at the Undergraduate level. The admission requirements for PG students at the institution isn’t so different from the general requirements requested in other universities. These requirements may include, obtaining 5 credit passes in SSCE/GCE or other equivalents, having a Bachelor degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division for PGD and Masters students or having a Masters degree with a weighted average score of 60% for Ph.D. programmes.
Asides all these, you may be requested to write an entrance examination depending on your proposed programme. Other requirements may also include, NYSC Discharge Certificate/ Exemption letter, and also your academic transcript.
It's important to note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed, and the admission list has been released by the institution. More details about the PG school at UNIBEN, PG admission requirements, programmes available and lots more can be found on the University’s website.
The University of Benin website can be found at uniben.edu /.
Other Noteworthy Information About UNIBEN
“Looking at taking a tour around one of the Largest Universities in the country, or are you a prospective student of the institution? Here are a few things to note:
Weather At the University
The University of Benin is located in the Southern Region of Nigeria. The season’s unique to this region are the dry and rainy season. The dry season occurs from the month of October to April, while the rainy season occurs from the month of May until early August, with the Harmattan Season occurring between the month of December and February.
Security On Campus
UNIBEN is located in a very secure location with seasoned security personnel.
What To Bring
Before heading to UNIBEN, here are some useful things to come along with:
Things To Do
Enroll for full-time or part-time course(s)
Attend educational and social events
Best Time To Visit The University
During office hours on weekdays, UNIBEN is open for visits, inquiries, study, and exploration.
Most Common Visitors
At the UNIBEN Campuses, Students, Academic Scholars, Staffs, and Tourists are the most common faces around.
Nigerian personalities on the list include:
-Tom Ilube, Founder, and CEO of Crossword Cyber Security
-Osonye Tess Onwueme, Nigerian Writer, and Professor
-Emmanuel Uduaghan, Former Governor, Delta State
-Richard Mofe Damijo, Nigerian Actor
-Josephine Anenih, Lawyer, and Former Minister
-Bright Okpocha, Nigerian Comedian
-Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), Former Lagos State Government and Current Minister of Power, Works, and Housing in Nigeria.
And a host of other prominent Nigerians.
-A Student of UNIBEN Builds a Torchless Phone From Scratch, according to reports online in 2016.
-UNIBEN signs affiliation and partnership deals with local and international bodies such as USAID, Food Foundation, RMRDC (Raw Materials Research and Development Council of Nigeria), amongst other organizations in the areas of Agriculture, Public Health and Engineering.
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Ambrose Alli University The University was established in 1981 by the then Governor of Bendel State (now Edo and Delta States) Professor Ambrose Folorunsho Alli. Formerly known as Bendel State University, and then Edo State University, following the creation of the state in 1992, the institution was finally renamed Ambrose Alli University in 1999, in memory of the founder. AAU as the University is fondly called was established based on the need to foster knowledge for the advancement of society, and create an indigenous institution in the state. Featuring 12 faculties, with a revered College of Medicine and a postgraduate school, it is an all-around institution providing the best of education to its students. Ambrose Alli University Faculties And Courses Offered The University has about twelve (12) faculties offering accredited departmental courses. Care to know what course falls under what faculty? Find a list below: Faculty of Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Electronics and Computer Engineering Mechanical Engineering Industrial and Production Engineering, e.t.c Faculty of Education Educational Foundations and Management Guidance and Counselling Physical and Health Education, e.t.c. Faculty of Arts English Modern Languages Philosophy Theatre and Media Arts... Faculty of Agriculture Agricultural Economics and Extension Animal Science Crop Science, and Soil Science Faculty of Management Sciences Accounting Banking and Finance Business Administration... Faculty of Law Commercial and Industrial Law International Law and Jurisprudence Private and Property Law Public Law Faculty of Environmental Studies Architecture Building Fine and Applied Arts, e.t.c. Faculty of Social Sciences Economics Sociology Library and Information Science Political Science, e.t.c. Faculty of Physical Sciences Chemistry Computer Science Mathematics and Statistics... Faculty of Life Sciences Biochemistry Botany Microbiology Zoology College of Medicine; consists of the following faculties and courses Faculty of Basic Sciences Anatomy Physiology Medical Biochemistry Faculty of Clinical Sciences Community Health and Primary Health Care Medicine Surgery Pathological Sciences, e.t.c. The University also has a number of institutes and research centres offering certificate programmes in various fields. Ambrose Alli University Admission Requirements Although there are specific admission requirements based on faculties or prefered course. There are still some general requirements set by the institution for prospective applicants in various levels. We’ve compiled useful details about the general admission requirements. Find them below: AAU Admission Requirements For Undergraduates 100 Level Entry Students: Applicants must possess a minimum of five (5) credit passes in SSCE/GCE O’LEVEL/NECO/NABTEB or equivalents at no more than two (2) sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field of study. The 5 credits must compulsorily be in Mathematics, English and 3 other related subjects. In addition, candidates must register, sit for and attain the prescribed cut-off mark (usually 180/200) in UTME, and also prepare for a screening process organized by the school. 200 Level (Direct-entry) Students: Prospective students must have a National Diploma, which should come from a recognized institution in Nigeria. Candidates are required to have a Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in a subject(s) related to the proposed field of study with a minimum of one unit and two (2) advanced level passes. Applicants must also register with JAMB for Direct-entry registration. AAU Admission Requirements For Postgraduates (PG) Ambrose Alli University has only 33 available postgraduate programmes across all its faculties. The types of PG programmes available include, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters degree and Doctor of Philosophy. Although admission requirements differ across these levels, here a few general requirements for prospective applicants. Bachelor’s degree/ HND certificate from the University, or one recognized by the University’s Senate. Masters degree certificate for candidates proposing to pursue M.Phil or PhD. NYSC Discharge/Exemption certificate. Marriage certificate or evidence of a change of name (if applicable). Any other certificate or document(s) relevant to the mode of application. Academic transcript(s) and reference letters from previous University lecturers. It’s also important to note that the College or department, may also require additional conditions such as oral interview, or entrance examination. The University website is a tool which provides up to date information targeted at verified students and members of the institution and can be found at aauekpoma.edu.ng . Facilities At the University In addition to the magnificent structures at the University, the University boasts of other well-structured facilities and service centres, such as an admirable library for research and study, hostel accommodation for students, staff quarters, a medical centre, recreational and sporting facilities, guest houses, cafeteria's, science laboratories, faculty buildings, lecture halls and theatres, a student transport system, a mail office, and lots more . Things To Know About Ambrose Alli University Safety AAU is situated in a secure location. Things To Do Don’t know what to do when you get to the University? Here are a few tips to help: You can enrol in a full-time or part-time programme. Make inquiries and explore the environment. You can also choose to attend educational functions. Best Time To Visit During office hours on weekdays, AAU is open to study and inquiries Most Common Visitors Students and staffs are the most common faces around. AAU School Fees The School fees for the 2017/2018 academic session has been released by the school authorities for both fresh and returning students in all the faculties. Find a list of the school fees schedule below: Arts, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts Old Students: N40,000 New Students: 97,750 Economics, and Management Sciences Old Students: N40,000 New Students: N111,500 Natural Science, Agriculture, Education, Physiology Old Students: N41,000 New Students: N113,500 Medicine Old Students: N47,000 New Students: N161,000 Basic Medical Sciences and Clinical Sciences Old Students: N47,000 New Students: N129,000 Fresh students should also take note of the fact that they would be required to pay an acceptance fee and other miscellaneous fees. A break down of the school fees schedule can be found on the University’s website. Best Features The University over the year has produced quite a number of prominent Nigerians holding it down in their various fields. Amongst them are; Tony Elumelu, Alibaba Akporobome, Omawunmi, Samuel Oboh, Festus Keyamo, and a host of others.
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History of Benson Idahosa University Benson Idahosa University was established in 2002. Built by Benson Idahosa in 2002.
This is a private christian university Security/Safety of Benson Idahosa University This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Benson Idahosa University, here are some helpful things to take along with you: cash/credit cards Best Features I love this place because there is a high performance in interdisciplinary research, addressing national and international problems, eliminating wrong behavioral patterns among students and becoming a storehouse of knowledge to be used for benefit of mankind on Christian ethical principles designed to change the nation and the continent by changing one student’s life at a time. Most common visitors Students and Lecturers.
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History of Samuel Adegboyega University Samuel Adegboyega University was established in 2005. Built by Apostolic Church Nigeria in 2005.
Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, was founded by The Apostolic Church Nigeria, Lagos, Western and Northern Areas (LAWNA) Territory. The University was named after Pastor Samuel Adegboyega(MON) who was one of the eminent founding fathers of The Apostolic Church Nigeria Security/Safety of Samuel Adegboyega University This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Samuel Adegboyega University, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Academic documents Cash Valid Identification Best Features I love this place because it is a world class university, excellent in academic traditions and exceptional in providing university education which empowers the graduates to act with professional competence and ethical steadfastness in fulfilling their obligations to the society. Writer's Review I would recommend this school because they provide wholesome and comprehensive education for intellectual and spiritual development of their students in preparation for leadership roles and service to the society. Most common visitors Lecturers and students.
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About Igbinedion University Established as the first Private University in the Country in 1999, by Sir Gabriel Igbinedion CFR, the University fondly called IUO is located in Okada, Edo State. Offering both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes accredited by the National Universities Commission and other relevant professional bodies, the University has an enrolment of over 5,000 students across its seven colleges. IUO has recorded quite a number of notable achievements including being the first university to produce medical doctors in Sub-Saharan Africa and providing the first private university graduate to bag a first class at the Nigerian Law School in 2006. The University also has established links with International bodies and Universities; One of such is its link to the University of Westminster (UK) in the areas of staff development, diplomatic structures and ICT. With an increased number of membership affiliations with high ranking University bodies, IUO certainly ranks conveniently as one of the most prominent universities in the country. Igbinedion University Colleges and Courses Offered There are seven colleges in the University offering academic programmes in diverse fields. Honourably renamed after prominent Nigerians, the colleges and courses at the University are as follows: College of Arts and Social Sciences English Geography Theatre Arts Economics Political Science... Sanusi Lamido Sanusi College of Business and Management Studies Accounting Banking and Finance Business Administration. Abdul Salam Abubakar College of Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering, e.t.c Oba Okunade Sijuade College of Health Sciences Anatomy Biochemistry Physiology Medical Laboratory Science Nursing Science… College of Natural and Applied Sciences Pure/Industrial Chemistry Computer Science, and Microbiology Oba Erediauwa College of Law, and Dora Akunyili College of Pharmacy. Igbinedion University Facilities Facilities at the University include; lecture halls, academic and college buildings, academic blocks, halls of residence for students, science laboratories, engineering workshops and labs, a state of the art library, which is also an e-library containing an online repository for journals and research theses, standard sporting facilities such as football pitch, lawn tennis, table tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, a guest house, medical healthcare facilities, among others. IUO Admission Requirements The University offers admission into undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across its 7 colleges. Admission requirements across these levels differ considerably. Here are some of them: Admission Requirements For Undergraduates 100 level students: Applicants must possess a minimum of five (5) credit passes in SSCE/GCE O’LEVEL/NECO/NABTEB or equivalents at no more than two (2) sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field of study. The 5 credits must compulsorily be in Mathematics, English and 3 other related subjects. 200 level students (Direct- entry): In addition to having the above requirements, you may also be required to; Have a minimum of two (2) A level passes or other equivalents in subjects related to the proposed field of study. A bachelor degree in relevant discipline is also acceptable. Have a minimum of five O’level credit passes in English and Maths and other related subjects. In addition to all these, candidates must also show evidence of JAMB application. Admission Requirements For Postgraduates At the University, there are relatable postgraduate programmes, across its 7 colleges. As a prospective candidate seeking admission in any of the programmes offered, here are some of the requirements. A minimum of five (5) O’level passes in English, Mathematics and any other three. A bachelor’s degree from the University, or one recognized by the school with a minimum of a second class lower division for masters, third class division for a postgraduate diploma and an average point of no less than 50% for PhD students. Graduate certificate with verifiable grades and required grade point average. Academic transcript from University attended. NYSC discharge certificate. For more information about the admission requirements in the school, details and other information, visit the University’s website at iuokada.edu.ng . Things To Know About Igbinedion University For travellers who intend to visit and for prospective students, here are a few awesome things to know: Security IUO is located in a secure location. Judging by its location in one of the busiest towns in Edo, individuals are still advised to be vigilant. Best Time To Visit The University is open to study and enquiries during office hours on weekdays. What To Bring Before heading to the University, here are a few helpful things to bring along: Books Educational materials A Valid means of identification. Things To Do Here are a few things you can engage in at the University: Enrol in any programme. Receive Lectures Attend social and educational events, e.t.c. Notable Alumni The University has produced an admirable number of reputable Nigerians in diverse sectors. Among them include, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Kingsley Kuku, Ifeyinwa Oguchi, Dr Damilola Sunday Olawuyi, Akhere Ufomaefe Evelyn, and a host of others.