Do note that most fact and figures stated are based the recently conducted Uniben post utme. Any changes made later on will be updated on this page. Aspirants are advised to visit this page regularly.
Introducing University of Benin
How can I complete my informative series on some of the best universities in Nigeria without talking about the prestigious university of Benin? An institution that has left her marks in the sands of time.
For any Jambite (prospective student) who is considering applying for a first degree in one course or another of choice. I have done some research about the school and this piece is a simple summary of all that a prospective student needs to know before he/she applies for admission in the school.
The article highlights the following:
- Various courses offered by the school and the O’level requirements and jamb cut-off mark
- Post-utme application and examination process
- Other means of getting admitted into UNIBEN
About the University of Benin
The University of Benin is a federal university located in the south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria, in Edo state and situated in the state capital Benin, hence its name University of Benin.
The school was formerly known as an Institute of technology before being renamed to the University of Benin after it was changed to a federal University. As of today the university has a population of about 50,000 students.
Below is a comprehensive list of all courses offered in UNIBEN, their O’level requirements and Jamb cut-off mark.
UNIBEN Jamb Cut Off Mark and O’level Requirements
|Faculty||Departments||O’level requirements(minimum of credit at not more than two sittings in SSCE)||Jamb cut-off|
|Agriculture||· Agric econ
· Animal science
· Crop Science
· Forestry & wildlife
· Soil science
|Maths, English, physics, chemistry, agricultural science and any one from biology, geography or any other science subject||190|
|Arts||· Philosophy & religion
· Linguistics & African Languages
· Fine & Applied arts
· History & international studies
· Theatre Arts & mass communications
· Philosophy and full religion
· Foreign languages and French
· English and literature
|English language, literature in English, commerce, and any other 3 arts or social science subject. A pass in maths is also required.||180|
|Physical sciences||· Analytical and industrial chemistry
· Computer science
· Mathematics & geography
|English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and geography||200|
|Education||· Adult & non formal education
· Educational studies and management (various option)
· Vocational & technical education
· Educational psychology and curriculum studies.
· Environmental education
· Health education
· Human kinetics
|English, maths, and 3 other subjects relating to course of choice||180|
|Engineering||· Chemical engineering
· Civil engineering
· Computer engineering
· Electrical & electronics engineering
· Mechanical engineering
· Petroleum engineering
· Production engineering
|English, mathematics, physics, chemistry and any other science subject||220|
|Law||· Private and property law
· Public law
· Business law
· Jurisprudence & international law
|English, Maths, literature in English, commerce and any other social science subject at a single sitting||220|
|Environmental Sciences||· Architecture
· Estate management
· Quantity survey
|English, maths, physics, geography and any other science subject||200|
|Pharmacy||· Clinical pharmacy & pharmacy practice
· Pharmaceutical Chemistry
· Pharmacology & toxicology
|English, maths, physics, chemistry, biology||220|
|School of basic medical sciences||· Medicine / surgery
· Medical biochemistry
· Medical laboratory science
· Nursing science
|English, maths, physics, chemistry, biology||230|
|Social Sciences||· Political science and public administration
· Social and Anthropology
· Economics and statistics
· Geography and regional planning
|English, Maths, biology, geography, economics||180|
|Life Sciences||· Microbiology
· Science laboratory technology
· Environmental science
|English, maths, physics, chemistry, biology||200|
|Management Science||· Accounting
· Banking and finance
· Business Administration
|English, maths, commerce, government and any other social science subject||180|
|School of dentistry||· Restorative Dentistry||English, maths, physics, chemistry, biology||210|
UNIBEN Post-utme application and process
UNIBEN conducts her post-utme using the computer based test (CBT) method, date time and registration process is always publicised on the university’s web page at www.uniben.edu.ng | Uniben Past Questions
Candidates who score above the specified cut-off mark in jamb are eligible to apply.
UNIBEN Aptitude Test Past Questions
Get the University of Benin Post UTME Past Questions here.
Other means of getting admitted
The University of Benin also runs a pre-degree programme but the programme is a bit different from what is obtainable in other schools. At UNIBEN the pre-degree programme when successfully by a candidate grants him/her an admission into 200 level to study any of the numerous courses offered in UNIBEN. A joint university preliminary examination board (JUPEB) certificate is awarded to such a candidate.
The programme runs for 2 semesters and a total of 12 courses is taken by any candidate admitted into the programme.
The application form goes for N15,000 and is sold on the university website at www.uniben.edu.ng
Minimum of 5 credits including mathematics and English in either WAEC, GCE, NECO or NABTEB at not more than 2 sittings is a criteria of admission.