UBTH Blog & News


The College of Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, formerly School of Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital wishes to inform all intending applicants and the general public that admission into the College is now through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

This is due to the recent upgrade of our Institution to National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) awarding institution by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), which entitles our graduands to be called up for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

All intending applicants should therefore endeavour to enroll in the ongoing UTME registration exercise to be eligible to apply for the Post UTME that will come up later in the year.



The concerted effort of the Chief Medical Director, Prof D.E. Obaseki and Management to make UBTH a centre of excellence in Oncology care has yielded fruit as the new Ultramodern Brachytherapy suite has become functional.

This is sequel to the installation of the Cobalt 60 high dose rate Brachytherapy machine and successful training of personnel to man the Unit.

UBTH is now only the 2nd hospital (Public or Private) in Nigeria to offer Brachytherapy services using the Cobalt 60 high dose rate machine for the treatment of gynecological malignancies such as Cervix, Endometrial and Vagina Cancers.

By this feat, UBTH now occupies a pride of place in Nigeria Oncology space.

Congratulations to Radiation and Clinical Oncology Department!

Congratulations UBTH!!

(C) Public Relations Unit


The appointment of Prof. Darlington E. Obaseki, for a second term as Chief Medical Director of University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin city, has been ratified by President Muhammadu Buhari.

News of his reappointment was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Hospital’s Head of Public Relations Unit, Barr. Joshua Uwaila esq.

“The CMD received the letter of appointment for his second term from the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, in Abuja on Monday.

“Congratulating him, the Minister described the renewal of his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, as an attestation that he has performed well during his first tenure.

“Dr. Ehanire urged him not to rest on his oars and work harder to exceed his achievements,” the statement said.

Prof. Darlington E. Obaseki was first appointed as Chief Medical Director, on 17th August, 2017.

Barr. Uwaila in his statement noted that the CMD has since embarked on a massive transformation of the Hospital’s infrastructure and services.


Prof. Darlington E. Obaseki

Thank You

Dear colleagues,

Almost four years ago, I took on the mantle of leadership of this great and historic hospital.

At that time, I had no doubts about what needed to be done, having previously served as DCMAC in this hospital for two and a half years.

I was acutely aware of the challenges and we had a plan – a plan that was rooted first in engendering staff satisfaction, industrial harmony and interprofessional synergy.

We have achieved much in those regards, as well as in transforming our infrastructure and improving the quality of our services.

We are keenly aware that these could not have happened without the support and prayers of our doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical laboratory scientists, rehabilitation therapists, administrators, accountants, health assistants, security staff, cleaners… the UBTH Team .
I sincerely thank everyone of you!

I pledge to continue to lead with passion, compassion and inclusiveness, and to always put staff welfare and motivation on the front burner.

I trust that you will continue to support us as we lead, working with us to make UBTH greater and greater still.

Thank you!

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