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. Optometry program was also founded (established) within the Faculty of Science in 1972 under the headship of Dr.Paul Ogbuehi (department of Physics). By 1976, optometry program in Uniben had on its faculty qualified professional with practice licences from Canada, England, and United States of America. The program had a faculty-student ratio of 2:1, many from College of Medicine and Medical Sciences. earned its accredited On 1 April 1975 the University at the request of the State Government, was taken over by the Federal Government and became a Federal University.
Today, the University has continued to grow from strength to strength with a number of Faculties, Departments, Institutes and Units.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).
UNIBEN 2015/2016 Admission into Full-Time Programmes for Institute of Public Administration & Extension Services
UNIBEN 2015/2016 admission into Full-Time Programmes for Institute of Public Administration & Extension Servicesis presently ongoing. University of Benin (UNIBEN) hereby duly invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into full-time Diploma programmes of the Institute of Public Administration and Extension Services for the 2015/2016 academic session.
DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES (duration 1 year)
(i) Diploma in Health Administration and Management (DHAM)
(ii) Diploma in Nursing Administration and Management (DNAM)
(iii) Diploma in Primary Health Care and Statistics (DPHCS)
For details download the entire advertisement at www.uniben-kofa.waeup.org
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Candidates should visit the website www.uniben-kofa.waeup.org and click on Application to initiate their online application process by printing application fee slip of the sum of N12,000.00 and then proceed to any Commercial bank of their choice at the Ugbowo Campus to make payment through Interswitch platform.
Thereafter, candidates are expected to go back for the same website to complete their application online.
Candidates should ensure that forms are clearly filled with all information required on or before 30th October, 2015. Any Application Form not properly filled will not be treated.