About The University of Benin, Benin City
The University of Benin popularly known as UNIBEN is a higher institution based in Edo state, Nigeria. It’s one of Nigeria’s first generation federal universities.
UNIBEN was established in 1970; it started as an institute of Technology and was accorded the status of a full-fledged university by the National University Commission (NUC) on the 1st of July 1971.
In April 1972 the then Military Governor of Mid-Western State, Col. S.O. Ogbemudia formally announced the change of the school from the Institute of Technology to the University of Benin.
The motto of the school says “Knowledge for Service.” In 1985, Grace Alele-Williams became Nigeria’s first female chancellor when she became the Vice Chancellor of UNIBEN; she headed the school from 1985-1991. The current vice-chancellor of the university is Professor Faraday Orumwense, and he is the head of all administrative matters in the institution. Also, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and the current Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is the Chancellor of the institution. There are fifteen (15) faculties in this great citadel of learning, and they are:
- Faculty of Agriculture
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Environmental Science
- Faculty of Management Science
- Faculty of Life Sciences
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- Faculty of Physical Science
- College of Medical Science
- School of Basic Med. Science
- School of Dentistry
- School of Medicine
- Faculty of Social Science
As with every other University in the country, admissions to the University of Benin are through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Students of this university come from various parts of the country, and this is in line with the mandate of the institution to make quality tertiary education available to all and sundry.
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