Archives for the Month: December 2013

The State of Israel is well renowned for its vibrant agriculture. It is in fact a world leader in agricultural technologies despite its small and not so favourable geographical location. The country, which produces 95% of its own food requirement, has been battling with its neighbours  in the Middle East for about sixty six years since independence. The Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Amb. Uriel Palti, was hosted by Benson Idahosa University recently, where he delivered a public lecture on ‘The Middle East Peace Process and Implications for Nigeria’.  For a world class university like BIU which aspires to be a model for academics, professionals and entrepreneurs, the visit of the ambassador was historic and highly significant. It was not just an avenue to foster a lasting relationship with the State of Israel,  but also an enlightening moment, where the resilience of Israel was critically discussed. Read More

A private University, Benson Idahosa University (BIU), Benin City, Edo State at the weekend lauded the National Universities Commission (NUC) for its partnership with agencies to boost research which it said constitutes 30 percent of university education.

Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie stated this during the school’s 9th convocation ceremony where he added that there was partnership between the school, edo state government and israel in the area of agriculture.

“there are benefits for a university to rank high because prospective student and funding agencies that fund research projects tend to have affinities for universities with high ranking”.

The recent move by the NUC to forge partnership/collaboration with other institutions or organisations to conduct a workshop titled “Paradigm Shift: Let your Knowledge and Research create wealth for you”  held on november 26-27, 2013 in abuja further underscores the importance of universities

culled from guardian newspaper (monday, december 16, 2013)


The Vice Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University, Prof Ernest B. Izevbigie, on behalf of Council and Senate, invites the general public to the 9th Convocation Ceremonies of the University. For the award of Post Graduate Degrees, First Degrees, Diploma, and Presentation of Prizes.

Programme of Events:

a. Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013
Convocation Service
Preacher: Bishop John Bienose, Church of God Mission International Inc.
Woji Port Harcourt.
Venue: University Auditorium, Ugbor Road, G.R.A, Benin City.
Time: 10.00 am prompt

b. Thursday Dec. 12, 2013

Convocation Lecture, to be delivered by Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, the Executive Governor of Edo State.
Venue: University Auditorium
Time: 10:00 am

c. Friday Dec. 13, 2013

“CHANGE NIGERIA AWARD”, Award of Postgraduate Degrees, First Degrees, Diploma and Presentation of Prizes.
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: University Auditorium

Presidential Banquet
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: Metro Plaza, Ugbor Road, GRA, Benin City

Download our Convocation Ceremonies Brochure

For inquiries call: 08037240911, 08104671978

Benson Idahosa University…. Lead the Change