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About University of Benin

Filed in School News by on January 27, 2016

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Are you aspiring for University of Benin? If yes, this article will serve a lot of benefits for you. Read everything about UNIBEN here such as; courses offered, cut-off marks and many more.


University of Benin is one of the renowned Federal Universities in Nigeria founded in 1970 with full-fledged accreditation from National Universities Commission (NUC) in July 1971.

NUC is a Nigerian government regulatory commission which specifies certain conditions to be met by institutions before they are issued an operational license.

University of Benin is one of the top ranking institutions of higher education in Nigeria because of the committed of its staff and student to make it a great citadel of learning.

It was initially founded Institute of Technology, but its name was later changed by the then Military Governor of Mid-Western Region Col. S. O. Ogbemudia to University of Benin – a name it has maintained up till today. This epoch marking event took place in 1972.

After an appeal from state government, the university was then taken over by Federal Government in April, 1975 and automatically made it a Federal University. University of Benin offers an array of courses ranging from Engineering to Sciences, from Technology to Management, from Humanities to Fine Arts and so on.

All courses are handled by seasoned lecturers with both theoretical and field experiences. University of Benin stands out as one of the greatest institutions both in Nigeria and beyond. The motto of University of Benin is Knowledge for Service. University of Benin is fondly called UniBen. The current Vice Chancellor of UniBen is Prof. Osayuki Godwin Oshodin.

UNIBEN Accreditation Status

All programs offered at University of Benin are fully accredited by NUC as they are fully reflected in JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculations Board) brochure which is an indication that they are fully accredited. Please refer to the latest JAMB brochure on to be guided accordingly.

The management of the school is steadily making progress to ensure that no department/course of the school loses its accreditation of account of appraisal visit of the Commission.

UNIBEN Location

University of Benin, P.M.B 1154 Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

UNIBEN Undergraduate Courses

Just like every other Nigerian university, the various undergraduate courses offered by at University of Benin are group under different faculties which include Agriculture, Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Life Science, Management Science, Pharmacy, Physical Science, and Social Science.

Below is a comprehensive rundown of all the courses offered by University of Benin at undergraduate level:

A: Accounting, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Analytical and Industrial Chemistry, Anatomy, Animal and Environmental Biology, Animal Science, Applied Mathematics, and Applied Microbiology

B: Banking and Finance, Biochemistry, Biology, Biology Education, Botany, Business Administration, and Business Education

C: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer and Statistics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Crop Protection, Crop Science, and Curriculum Studies

D: Data Processing, Dentistry/Dentistry Surgery, and Drama/Theatre Arts

E: Economics, Economics and Statistics, Education And Accountancy, Education and Chemistry, Education and Edo Language, Education and English Language, Education and French, Education and History, Education and Integrated Sciences, Education and Mathematics, Education and Physics, Education and Political Science, Education and Social Studies, Education and Fine Arts, and Educational Management

F: Fine and Applied Arts, Fisheries, Foreign Language and Literature, Forestry and Wild Life, and French

G: Geography and Regional Planning, Geology, and Guidance and Counselling

H: Health Education, Health Planning and Management, History, Home Economics Education, and Human Kinetics

I: Igbo/Linguists, Industrial Mathematics, Industrial Technical Education, Integrated Science, International History and Diplomacy, and International Studies and Diplomacy

L: Language Education, Languages and Linguistic, Law, Linguistics, Linguistics/Edo Language, and Local Government Studies

M: Management, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics and Chemistry, Mathematics and Economics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine and Surgery, and Microbiology

N: Nursing/Nursing Science

O: Optometry

P: Petroleum Engineering, and Pharmacy.

UNIBEN Hostel And Fees

University of Benin also provides hostel accommodation for all freshmen. Payments for accommodation are made at designated banks announced by the school from time to time and the fees are subject to change.

UNIBEN Ranking

Over the years, different rankings released by NUC and other bodies show that University of Benin does not fall below Top 10 best Universities in Nigeria. Depending on the criteria used in such ranking, University of Benin often comes at point 2 or 5. Thus, it is an indication that it is a university to be reckoned with in Nigeria.


All post UTME registrations are done online on the school’s portal. All candidates who are interested in this university should check the portal from time to time and be guided accordingly.

Candidates are advised to purchase past question papers of UniBen’s Post UTME at designated places in the school or online. it is often graded over 100%.

UNIBEN Cut Off Mark

The Official UNIBEN Cut off mark for JAMB is 200 while the admission cut off point depends on the general performance in the post utme exam.

UNIBEN Post Graduate Courses

Please refer to the university website/portal above for more information.

Part-Time Program

Nigeria Universities Commission suspended all part-time programs in Nigeria

Duration Of Studies At UNIBEN

In line with the national education system of 6-3-3-4 meaning that the list an undergraduate can spend doing a program in the university is 4 years. There are variations in courses like Engineering (5 years), Medicine and Surgery (6/7), etc.

UNIBEN Transcripts

Order of transcript at University of Benin is through ETX-NG. This is an electronic platform that enables all ordered transcripts to be sent electronically to the schools were they are needed. This way graduates don’t have to visit the school.

Visit for more information and financial involvements (which is subject to change).

UNIBEN Grading System

In keeping with national standard for grading in universities, grading determines of students’ Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) determines the class of graduation of a student. Grading system is done on a scale of 5.
First Class Division: (100 – 70 with 5.00 – 4.50 CGPA)

Second Class Upper Division: (69 – 60 with 4.49 – 3.50 CGPA)

Second Class Lower Division: (49 – 45 with 3.49 – 2.40 CGPA)

Third Class Division: (49 – 45 with 2.39 – 1.50)

Pass Degree has been abolished by NUC in Nigeria since December 2012 for 2013/2014 academic session.

UNIBEN Admission Requirement

The admission requirement of University of Benin is at least 5 Credits (including English and Mathematics) in one or at most 2 O’ level sittings.

You can refer to JAMB brochure portal above for additional information concerning your course of choice. All applicants must score at least 200 and above in JAMB (though this score is subject to change depending on student population and JAMB guidelines).

Furthermore, to gain admission into University of Benin, all candidates must score 50 or above in the post UTME test.

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  1. bashir shehu says:

    I graduate from jamia hamdard New Delhi India with bsc optometry in 2010. I wish to apply in your university to study doctor of optometry degree. I need advice and guide

  2. asang says:

    good one. but when will direct entry screening for 2016/2017 take place

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