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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the School of Biomedical Engineering for the 2020/2021 academic session for a two-year National Diploma (ND) Programme.

Admission is through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and is available only to those who have made the School of Biomedical Engineering their first choice. All applicants must:

  • Possess a minimum of five credit passes in not more than two sittings in WASSCE/NECO/GCE O`Level/NABTEB subjects which should include English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
  • Have obtained a minimum score of 120 in UTME.


  1. Pay a non-refundable fee of two thousand naira (N2000.00) only into UBTH Account with TSA under the service type: Training School, School of Biomedical Engineering using REMITA platform in any bank in Nigeria.
  2. Use the print option to select the Microsoft print to pdf (so as to save a copy for your later application upload).
  3. Click on the link ubth.org/schools/bio-medical/ to access application form.
  4. Complete the application form and upload the requested documents with evidence of payment at the place provided.
  5. Print out the application slip.

Note: Candidates with two sittings for O`Level should scan both results as a single document (i.e both certificate in one file)

Time & Date: Will be communicated to qualified applicants.
Venue: School of Biomedical Engineering, UBTH, Benin City.
Candidates should come with original copies of their credentials and their printed application slips.

Call: 07030739962, 07060678769 or Visit www.ubth.org

Joshua Ilesanmi Uwaila, Esq.
Head, Public Relations Unit
For: Chief Medical Director


Dr. Chizoba Barbara Wonodi, MBBS, MPH, DrPH Faculty Member John Hopkins

The Management of UBTH played host to Dr. Chizoba Barbara Wonodi, MBBS, MPH, DrPH Faculty member John Hopkins School of Public Health and Country Director, International Vaccine Access Centre (IVAC). The parley focused on how UBTH can contribute to vaccine access and uptake in Nigeria and beyond, among other issues. A couple of presentations were made and the CMD, Prof D. E. Obaseki, assured her of UBTH’s s readiness to commit more effort and resources to issues of immunization and vaccination in Nigeria.



“Caring for the elderly : Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic”


Dear elders and colleagues.

This year’s celebration of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) on October 1st is unique in many ways:

  • Nigeria turns 60 on October 1st – the cut off age for  “older person” set by the UN.
  • The Year 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of UNIDOP.
  • 2020 is also the 75th anniversary of the UN.
  • On March 9, 2020, the Elder Friendly Hospitals Initiative (ELDFRHI) was launched in UBTH by the Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie E. Ehanire.

We are seeking to raise a critical mass of Elder Friendly Champions across all sectors, beginning in our hospitals.

Please join us!



Transforming Global Health

#WorldPharmacistDay #WPD2020

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Transforming Global Health”. And as usual, Pharmacists in UBTH kicked off the day’s observance with a courtesy visit on the Chief Medical Director, Prof. D.E. Obaseki. The CMD commended the Pharmacists for their dedication to duty and for being very critical and formidable members of the workforce in UBTH. The high point of the visit was the presentation of gifts to members of Management present by the delegation led by the Head of the Pharmacy Department, Pharm (Mrs) C. Olumese.



Transforming Global Health

This World Pharmacists Day is an opportunity to communicate how, together, pharmacists are transforming health through a variety of health services in their communities, including advising on healthy living, vaccinating to prevent disease, and ensuring that medicines are taken correctly. It’s also a chance to let people know how pharmaceutical scientists transform and prolong people’s lives by developing safe and effective medicines and vaccines, and pharmacy educators are transforming outcomes by ensuring that there are enough qualified and competent pharmacists and scientists to meet the growing needs of our societies. (FIP President Dominique Jordan)


This to inform all candidates that, the UBTH School of Post Basic Midwifery Entrance Examination scheduled to hold on Saturday 26th  September 2020, has been postponed to Saturday 3rd October, 2020.

Meanwhile, the sales of form is still in progress till Friday 2nd October, 2020.

We apologize for any inconveniences.

Thank you.

Joshua Uwaila, Esq
Head, Public Relations Unit.


Members of the House of Representative Committee on health institutions were in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital for an oversight function on Wednesday, 16th September, 2020. The House Committee inspected ongoing capital projects in the Hospital. These projects, which are at various completion stages, were evaluated vis-à-vis the amount of money released so far. The projects are;
  • The National Health Insurance Scheme complex (NHIS),
  • The House Officers residence,
  • Renal complex,
  • Brachytherapy complex, and
  • Cardiac centre
Juxtaposing the amount released for these projects with the level of completion and quality of work done, the House Committee was impressed with Management’s prudence.



Rehabilitation After COVID-19

World Physiotherapy Day falls on 8th September every year, and is an opportunity for physiotherapists from all over the world to raise awareness about their crucial role in keeping people well, mobile and independent. The day was established by World Confederation for Physiotherapy (WCPT) in 1996, and marks the date on which WCPT was founded in 1951. Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals that provide services that develop, maintain and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They can help people at any stage of life, when movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, or environmental factors.


In line with the UBTH Management’s commitment to ensure the safety of her staff, pocket-sized hand sanitizers were distributed to all newly employed interns on Friday, 28th August, 2020.

This is sequel to the 2 -day training the new interns received on Infection Prevention and Control in the hospital.

The HOD of Pharmacy, Mrs Olumese distributed the hand sanitizers through the representatives of the medical, nursing, pharmacy, medical laboratory, physiotherapy, radiology, optometry, dietetics, and occupational therapy interns on behalf of management.

We commend the dynamic UBTH Management team for her sustained zeal to ensure a safe working environment for her staff.


The training on Infection Prevention and Control continued today at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital for the newly employed nursing, pharmacy, medical laboratory, physiotherapy, radiology, optometry, dietetics, and occupational therapy interns

The DCMAC clinical services, Prof O. A Akoria who gave the opening remarks on behalf of Management admonished the interns to give their best in their work while ensuring a safe workplace environment.

In total, 195 interns were trained. Facilitators included Dr Esohe Olivia Ogboghodo (Chairman, Infection Control Committee), Dr Otaniyenuwa Eloghosa Obarisiagbon (Consultant, Public Health Physician), Dr Igunma (Consultant, Clinical Microbiologist), ADNS Uwugiaren (Nursing services), Mrs Irabor (Infection Control Nurse, Department of Community Health), Mr Chris Isueken (Snr. Environmental Health Officer), Mr Ibadin (Medical Laboratory Scientist), Dr Orezimena Omo-Ikirodah (Department of Community Health), and Dr Funmilola Adio (Department of Community Health).

E-Certificate of participation will be awarded to all interns.

Kudos to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital Management Team.

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