Central to the University’s mission of assisting students in their intellectual, physical, emotional, social and moral development.
The Student Affairs Division of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office is located in a building near the Physical Planning Unit and opposite the School of Postgraduate Studies at Ugbowo Campus. The Division is central to the University’s mission of assisting students in their intellectual, physical, emotional, social and moral development.
The Student Affairs Division is responsible for the quality of the informal learning environment that students experience in the University community. Its functions which are administrative, educational, and supportive include:
The primary concern of the Student Affairs Division is the student. In cooperative efforts with students, Faculties and other administrative units of the University, the Division endeavors to provide the atmosphere and humane relationship that are essential for the students’ overall adjustment, provision of equal opportunity to realize their potential as enlightened individuals and responsible members of society.
The mission of the Student Affairs Division is to provide conducive environment and orientation of students, their welfare, and their development. Implicitly, the Division takes cognizance of changing interests and needs of students, and endeavours to adapt its programmes appropriately to their orderly development at the University.
When students are in doubt about any matter, they should consult the Student Affairs Division. The Division will be glad to offer necessary advice and information.
The Division is divided into sections, namely: Halls of residence handled by the Dean’s office; Prizes/Scholarships/Bursary Award/Orientation/Students’ Welfare; National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) mobilization; Clearance; and Student Union Election/Registration of Association.
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the University of Benin, one of the most sought after public Universities in Nigeria. As you begin another phase of your academic pursuit, it is expected that you organize your time, tasks and take responsibility of your actions and inactions. It is important you obey school regulations, attend every class in every course you registered for, do your assignments and submit before deadline.
The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs is committed to working with you and encourages you to take full advantage of the opportunities you will find in this University. If you have doubts on what to do and where to do it, this office is there for you. Feel very comfortable to walk to the offices or call when necessary to seek clarification.
The office oversees students’ activities, their Student Union and socio-cultural organizations, residential life of students, grievance issues among students and their Associations as well as other sundry issues related to students.
I advise you to study hard in order for you to realize your dreams.
There are eight major routine areas of activities in the Student Affairs Division, viz
University of Benin provides accommodation for fresh and returning students; especially those from other States, to enable them carry out their academic pursuit. The University has two categories of hostels in both campuses (Ugbowo and Ekehuan). They are:
Accommodation is done on-line with the help of CRPU reduce the stress of students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) queuing to pay for their maintenance charges.
This unit is saddled with the following responsibilities:
Verification of clearance papers sent from Exams and Records Division.
This unit is responsible for facilitating Scholarship awards to academically outstanding students in the University. Different organisations also render financial assistance to indigent students who are in dire need. The Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for the processing of all kinds of awards from different state governments, Federal governments, Organizations, Foundations, Clubs, NGO’s and individuals that are willing to support in various ways.