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Education and entrepreneurship are key factors to sustainable development. Benson Idahosa University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in conjunction with Building Bridges offer exclusive training programmes focusing on the Israeli experience as a point of departure and partnering with institutions on the road to excellence
The programme will be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and lectures will be given by the University’s top professors. The Hebrew University is Israel’s premier university where nine (current and past) faculty members won the Nobel Prize or the Fields medal.
Programmes include lectures, workshops, networking meetings and excursions to religious and historical sites
Discover how Israel became the “Startup Nation “by understanding the social, cultural, political, and economic factors that created it.
Get deep and rare exposure to the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Israel, analyzing each variation: from early-stage startups, through incubators and VC funds, to multinational companies.
Learn various strategies to drive innovation and creativity from the perspective of both the entrepreneur and the investor.
Entrepreneurs | Private Sector Professionals | Academics | Government officials
The above curriculum/study tour outline is intended as a guide only. The sequence of offerings is subject to change at the discretion of the administration
Seminar Fee: USD 3,950 per person.
The above fee includes:
Tuition Fee, study material, health insurance (citizens up to 64 years old), accommodation, (based on double occupancy) transport, full board, excursions
Additional fee for accommodation based on single occupancy: USD 570
The above fee does not include:
Visa * processed through Israeli Embassies upon admission to the programme and payment of participation fee, with support and guidance from Building Bridges
Air ticket to Israel
Payment terms & Details
Payment of programme fees in full is processed through international bank transfer, prior to course commencement.
All fees can be transferable to another intake or to a qualified candidate upon approval of the Admissions Committee
Details of Visa Application
N.B: For more information call the Israel embassy in Abuja – 094605515,094605508
Details of Air Tickets from Lagos and Abuja to Israel (Economic Class) 12/10/2017 24/10/2017
Flights tickets for Single (Round Trip) Lagos Tel Aviv Lagos
Turkish Airline – N382, 100
Ethiopian Airline – N328, 100
Flights tickets for Single (Round Trip) Abuja Tel Aviv Abuja
Turkish Airline – N349, 100
Ethiopian Airline – N394, 100
Hotel Reservation will be made available upon payment of the Seminar fee.
Benson Idahosa University recently emerged top private university at the 25th Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) Games, which was held at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue. Benson Idahosa University was the only private university that participated at the NUGA Games with a total of 47 athletes, 8 coaches and 5 officials. Out of the 16 NUGA events, Team BIU participated in 7 events namely; Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.
According to records by the NUGA secretariat in Makurdi, a total of 57 universities competed for medals at the sports fiesta and amidst stiff competition, Team BIU emerged second runner-up with 10 gold, 7 silver and 9 bronze medals.
Benson Idahosa University proved its superiority by defeating 55 state and federal universities, which included, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), University of Nigeria (UNN), University of Benin (UNIBEN), University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), University of Calabar (UNICAL), University of Jos (UNIJOS), and University of Ilorin. However, Benson Idahosa University won 8 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals in swimming, while in tennis (male single and female single) they garnered 1 gold and 1 bronze medal respectively.
Also, the students established their supremacy in badminton, by winning 2 bronze medals with an additional gold and silver in chess. Two of our athletes, Amukali Evans and Mohammed Lawal, won Most Valuable Player awards in swimming and tennis respectively. It will also be recalled that in 2011, Benson Idahosa University emerged second runner- up in the West Africa University Games held at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria.
Expressing her gratitude to the University Management, the Director of Sports who led and supervised the team from Benson Idahosa University, Mrs. Eunice Adebayo-James, attributed her team’s brilliant performance to God, and to the athletes’ gross discipline. “We came this far because my players performed according to the laid down instructions given to them, hence, God crowned our efforts. I want to appreciate the University Management for their unrelenting encouragement to sports and on behalf of the Sports Unit, we promise to continually strive to achieve greater feats in future competitions,” she said.
The Most Valuable Player (MVP) in swimming, Amukali Evans, said the team prepared adequately for the competition. “I feel very excited and great. We trained very hard and our Director of Sports took very good care of us,” he said. He explained that they passed through a lot of difficulties before and during the competitions. “However, that notwithstanding, we are all happy with the turnout of events,” he added.
Meanwhile, the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), garnered 70 gold, 47 silver and 33 bronze medals to win the 25th NUGA Games. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), came second with 11 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals.
The Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University (BIU), Benin City, Archbishop Margaret Benson Idahosa, on Thursday commissioned a 1 Kilometer dual carriage road that is being constructed and donated by the Managing Director of Ray Royal Construction Company, Rt. Rev. (Dr.) Matthew Okpebholo, at the legacy campus of the University in Okha, Benin City.
Speaking at the flag off, Archbishop Margaret Benson Idahosa commended the philanthropic gesture demonstrated by Okpebholo, describing him as a humble and godly man whom the University will continue to hold in high esteem. The visitor to the University, expressed her delight at the spate of work at the permanent site of the University at Okha. She commended the University Management, staff and students for the developmental strides of the Institution and steadfastness on the part of staff for making the Church of God Mission Intl proud.
Cutting the ribbon, the Chancellor appealed to other well-meaning individuals to emulate the kind gesture of Rev. Okpebholo, while praying that Benson Idahosa University will continue to sour higher and live up to her expectations.
According to Rt. Rev. (Dr.) Matthew Okpebholo, who is a pastor at Church of God Mission International (CGMi), the road, which will cost him about N300 million, is expected to be completed in 2017 and maintained by him for 25 years.
The philanthropist, who had in the past donated building to the University of Benin, road to Samuel Adegboyega University, mentioned that generosity was a way of life for him because he wants to be remembered for his good deeds.
“No individual can do what we are seeing now if God is not involved as it is Government that builds road for citizen” he said.
Okpebholo, who said the road will be constructed with kerbs and walkways, disclosed that road construction in the country is expensive; hence the need for philanthropists to assist in such project is needed.
Earlier in his welcome remarks, the President of Benson Idahosa University, Bishop F.E.B. Idahosa said that the flag off is the beginning of great things to happen this year.
“We are here to mark a legacy that started in 1978 and continue the vision of our founder who passed on 19years ago” he said.
“Resources will move to you when you begin to move towards your vision but if you sit still, your vision will sit still, as we moved towards this vision, God sent so many people to sow seed on this campus that is a reality today”
The Chairman of the Governing Council, Engineer Goddie Isibor, disclosed that the University had started moving to its permanent site with the completion of the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences, recreational facilities, as well as the hostels. He noted that the Institution will commence; Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Energy Engineering, Computer Engineering, Architecture, as well as Sandwich programme for pastors.
Engr. Isibor thanked Bishop Matthew Okpebholo and Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy Church for their contributions to the development of the Institution. He also used the occasion to thank the President of the Institution for keeping the vision alive, adding that there are more hurdles to be crossed.
After the official flag off, the Chancellor alongside Bishops from Church of God mission Intl were taken on a tour round the legacy campus by Management and the University project team.
The Vice Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University, Prof. Ernest Izevbigie has said that the University will partner with Edo State Government to generate electricity from accrued waste in the state. He made this known at the Edo State Government house during a meeting with the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
The Vice Chancellor who was in the company of the President, Bishop F.E.B. Idahosa as well as top management staff said the visit was to seek the government’s permission to get access to its waste dumpsites for the University’s ‘Waste to Wealth Initiative’.
Prof. Ernest also explained that the initiative aimed to facilitate youth employment, income generation and conversion of waste to electricity in the state.
“We want to partner with the state in the area of waste management; we want to convert waste into wealth. A Switzerland based company will fund the project with no financial commitment on the part of the government. We are building a waste recycling machine which will have a bioreactor that will act as an artificial stomach to digest the carbon base material” he revealed.
He mentioned that the initiative will help reduce health hazards and increase the state’s GDP. Meanwhile, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki said his administration is willing to collaborate with the Institution to convert waste for wealth creation in the state.
Speaking on why he decided to meet the Management, he noted that waste management was a priority in his administration and he was ready to team up with investors interested in converting waste to wealth. He also said that his administration, in its effort to make the state clean, will unveil its environmental strategy in less than two months.
“We will be launching a massive environmental campaign because our goal is to make the state and Benin City the cleanest capital in the country. It will involve massive citizen participation and we will be counting on the support of the University when we unveil the strategy”, he said.
The Governor however urged the institution to finalise plans with its other partners in order to facilitate a proper Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government.
In furtherance of a partnership between Benson Idahosa University and Delaware State University, The president of Delaware State University, Dr Harry Lee Williams and his team recently paid a courtesy visit to the campus to strengthen partnership talks on research, seed technology, forage production, Live-stock breeding and curriculum development with the University management.
Speaking during the visit The President Delaware State University, Dr Harry said the visit was to discuss possible areas of partnership that will be beneficial to the two Universities.
The Vice-Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University, Prof Ernest Izevbigie, who spoke during the collaboration talks, gave the developmental strides of the University reiterating the importance of staff and students exchanged programs amongst the Universities
The President of Benson Idahosa University, Bishop F.E.B. Idahosa, who led the Delaware State team on an inspection tour around the University, expressed satisfaction and confidence of the University Management that the partnership would play a great role in moving the University closer to its core purpose of changing Nigeria.
He noted that this partnership was part of the transformation agenda of the University to reposition Nigeria and make it a hub in Africa
Also at the meeting were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University, Professor Sam Guobadia; Registrar of Benson Idahosa University, Rev Mike Okagbare, Director Campus Life Division, Rev. Laurie Idahosa, Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Prof Bamidele Sanni, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural technology, Prof. Williams Molindo, Director of Academic Planning, Dr Mark Ighile, Chairman of the Board, Delaware State University, Dr. Claiborne Smith, Associate Vice President of International Affairs, Dr. Fengshan Liu, and Associate Dean of College of Agriculture, Dr. Marikis Alvarez amongst others.
In a bid to awaken the spirit of mentorship in humanities and exposure of students to new skills in paper presentation and academic writing, the Centre for Language Research and English Proficiency (CLAREP), Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Education recently held an international conference for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Nigerian leaders at all levels of governance have been urged to promote inclusive growth in charting a way forward for the country. Prof. Sam Guobadia, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Benson Idahosa made this known at a leadership summit organized by a non-governmental organization, Strategic Leadership Academy, SLA, in conjunction with Scripture Communication Network, SCN, at Benson Idahosa University.
A United Nations backed committee in 2009, predicted an impending food crises in Africa by the year 2020.In lieu of this, Benson Idahosa University gathered global icons under the THINKERS’ NEST Forum to proffer possible ways to avert this impending epidemic.
Happy 15th wedding anniversary to the President of Benson Idahosa University, Bishop F.E.B Idahosa and his lovely wife, the Director, Campus life Division, Rev. Laurie Idahosa.
We pray that the bond of love between you gets stronger every day and may your every anniversary be more exciting as ever.
Happy anniversary to both of you.
We love you.
Strategic Leadership Academy, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), in conjunction with Scripture Communication Network recently organised a leadership summit for staff and students of Benson Idahosa University, administrative staff and youth leaders.
The event with the theme: Communicating Leadership had industry top-rated leadership experts and academics as keynote speakers.
In his welcome address, the convener of the leadership summit, Dr. Mark Ighile, said the event was held to equip students with leadership skills and qualities of progressive leadership for success in various aspects of life.
According to him, if you can speak to a leader, you have spoken to hundreds of people. Leaders must learn to speak right in other to lead right.
Dr. Ighile said the summit would challenge students to strive for excellence and relevance, especially in this age of moral relativity.
Explaining the theme of the summit, Dr. Ighile, who also doubles as the Director of Academic Planning, Benson Idahosa University explained that many leaders are not productive because they lack the ability to communicate. It is effective presentation of ideas and vision that precipitates followership and fulfillment
Speaking on “work ethics and leadership branding,” one of the plenary session speakers, Dr. Isaac Awotanmi said: “ethical life helps your spiritual life and makes the evil depart from you.” He added that not all values are ethical values.
He told the participants that for them to become good leaders; they must first be good followers.
The former Provost of Apostolic Church Theological Seminary noted that there are many books on leadership but few books on followership.
Awotanmi advised youth leaders and scholars to treat people with dignity and be fair in all their dealings.
The Director, HR, Friesland Campina WAMCO, Tominiyi Oni, who spoke on “Raising talents through coaching and mentoring,” said that coaching and mentoring help to nurture young people for all they need in life to be successful.
Oni added that the world is changing, and because of this, the people of the world are changing too.As a result, he urged the students to find their purpose while they are still young.
“You can be good but with your purpose you will be great,” he said.
He advised leaders across the country to mentor and coach young people so that the future can be bright for all Nigerians.
On his part, the resident Pastor, Church of God Mission International, Rev. Dickson Ogbahon mentioned that leadership is an influence and is not being imposed.
He said a lot of people attend leadership summit but fail to exhibit the characteristics inherent in a leader.
“There are people with various leadership certificates but are not really leaders,” he said.
He reminded them that even though they are not leading anybody, they are leading themselves to a destination.
Present at the summit, were the former Vice Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University, Prof. Oyedeji, Dean College of Agriculture, Prof. Williams Molindo, Senior Pastor of Unique Christian Assembly, Pastor Joseph Abraham, staff and students leaders of Benson Idahosa University.
7th Moot Court Competition: Benson Idahosa University Set to Defend Title
Benson Idahosa University, winner of the 6th edition of the International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition which was held at Lagos State University, is set to defend their title as champions at the ongoing 7th edition of the Moot court competition taking place in Port Harcourt.
The coach and lecturer who is supervising the team from Benson Idahosa University, Dr. (Mrs.) T.U Akpoghome said that the expectations are very high; though they are ready to defend their title.
“The expectations are high, we believe that having won the title last year, God is going to take us there again and give us victory as it is neither by power nor by might.”
Every other school is preparing, they all want to go to Tanzania, and there is no crime if we go to Arusha twice.
The students are ready and are in high spirit and I strongly believe that what God has started he will be faithful to finish.
On preparations, she said they have being practicing since the beginning of the year and the memorials which are the arguments both for the applicants and the prosecution are well arranged.
“Our earnest prayer is that when we ballot , we should pick applicants because the applicant’s case is usually very stronger and it helps to build a good foundation for the students. Benson Idahosa University has always shown to be one of the best universities with the knowledge of International Humanitarian Law,” she said.
One of the representatives, Abbey Ngwiate said it is a great opportunity for her to represent her school in such a big competition.
“Since we resumed we have being preparing for this competition and i believe God will crown our efforts with success.”
It will be recalled that last year Benson Idahosa University was represented by, Iheaturu Jane (500L Law student), Osike Edward (500L Law student) and Babajide Love (500L Law student), who proved their superiority over their counterparts during the intellectual scuffle.
Benson Idahosa University emerged victorious amidst stiff competition from nine other universities, which included, Lagos State University (LASU), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Bayero University Kano (BUK), University of Benin (UNIBEN), University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), University of Uyo (UNIUYO), River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), and University of Jos (UNIJOS).
The Moot Court competition helps to introduce students and budding lawyers to the practical aspect of the study of law, as well as create a healthy rivalry amongst sister Faculties of Law from several institutions.
PROF. GUOBADIA TO DELIVER 7TH INAUGURAL LECTURE
Benson Idahosa University is set to hold its 7th Inaugural Lecture. The title of the lecture is, “It’s the environment” and will be delivered by an erudite scholar, Prof. Sam Guobadia from the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences.
The event would hold on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the University Auditorium by 1pm. The Vice Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University, Prof. Ernest Izevbigie is to chair and preside over the occasion.
Prof. Guobadia, who is the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Benson Idahosa of University, is a top research scholar, teacher, editor and facilitator.
The Professor of Economics boasts of innovative ideas in economic development, corporate governance and organizational management. He received his undergraduate and postgraduate training in Nigeria and the United States of America.
The astute scholar’s academic qualifications include baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Economics with emphasis on economic forecasting, economic development and financial economics. His academic and professional affiliations have included the American Economic Association, Nigerian Economic Society and the Nigerian Statistical Association.
He played instrumental role in the new Federal Government’s Youth-with-Innovation programme; coordinating Edo and Delta States – receiving commendations from the National Coordinators of these programmes.
The 7th inaugural lecturer is actively engaged in capacity building for the enhancement and development of various sectors of the Nigerian economy.
Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 5, Benin City, Mr. Abubakar Adamu Mohammed, has commended Benson Idahosa University for the peace enjoyed in the University. He gave the commendation when the University Management paid a courtesy visit to him at the Nigeria Police Force, Zone 5 headquarters, Benin City.
He said he is pleased with the way the University is handling its security matters as there hasn’t been any major case of armed robbery, unrest, kidnapping or cultism in the institution.
He noted that the police was doing its best to prevent crimes in the State and mentioned that crimes have drastically reduced to the barest minimum. However, he advised the Management to keep doing the good work, adding that his command will continue to support and cooperate with the University to further ensure peace and tranquility. “Cultism is a phenomenon attached with tertiary institutions and we try to make sure such is not perpetrated in universities.
This is one of the major reasons we partner with various universities in the country.” Mr. Mohammed emphasized the need for academics to come up with ideas that can assist the police in combatting crime; stating that policing has evolved over the years due to technological innovations.
He said the zone looked forward to the continued support of the University towards the operations of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). Speaking during the visit, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ernest Izevbigie lauded the police boss for ensuring that there was peace and security in the state.
He described the visit as a landmark because of the cordial relationship between the Police Force and the University.
Prof. Izevbigie mentioned that the University is making plans to partner with the Nigeria Police Force in terms of Forensic Science. Commenting on crime waves, he said the University has a robust security system that has helped curb the spate of crime in the state.
He prayed the AIG to use his office to keep the tempo high. The Vice Chancellor expressed his appreciation to the AIG and wished him success in discharging his duties to the State.
The educational sector has received a major boost as Benson Idahosa University and the Royal Exchange Prudential Life recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
This is to help bona fide students of Benson Idahosa University who are unable to complete their fees as a result of demise of their sponsors. The University Management took this step further to ensure that student who gain admission into the University, graduate without any financial hindrance.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University, Prof. Ernest Izevbigie said it is a welcome development as the University had continued to demonstrate capacity in learning.
Following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding and exchange of documents between the leaderships of Benson Idahosa University and Royal Exchange Prudential Life, Prof. Ernest Izevbigie, attributed that the collaboration features the University’s core areas, which are Research, Teaching and Service.
He further expressed his excitement at the opportunities which the product will primarily accord the affected students with hope that greater things will come from the collaboration.
On his part, the Head of Technical Operations, Royal Exchange Prudential Life, Wale Akinrotimi said the collaboration is one of their company’s product called the Royal Tuition Plan.
This product/plan he explained will ensure that every student remains in school uninterrupted as long as the partnership with Benson Idahosa University exists. Akinrotimi said, “We are faced with a lot of contingencies in life; contingency of death and permanent disability, and we are here to partner with Benson Idahosa University to help students whenever such occurs.
For instance, if a parent dies while the child is still in this school, we would pay the school fees till he/she graduates.” He commended the University saying it’s a laudable effort because very few institutions have keyed into this.
He reiterated that the partnership is in a bid to ensure that the studentship of any child is not jeopardized as a result of the death of his/ her parents” he said.
Royal Exchange Prudential Life is the life arm of the Royal Exchange Plc. The company is licensed to underwrite life insurance and related risks.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University, Prof. Sam Guobadia has advised final year students to develop a positive attitude towards entrepreneurship as it is one of the major ways of attaining self-fulfillment.
The don who gave the advice while speaking at the Life Success Centre programme said being an entrepreneur would help them meet their financial
goals and increase their self-confidence.
Speaking on ‘why start a business’ he told the students that it will enable them become job creators rather than job seekers after their graduation. “Starting a business helps you to make money and do well for society.
He reminded them that successful businesses are not always about the money as some of the biggest businesses today started with little or nothing. “Before you start a business, you must develop pre-requisite skills” he said.
He urged them to also develop a globalised mindset which entails being creative and spending on assets rather than on liabilities as the former will help increase cash flow.
The Professor of Economics urged the students to acquire more knowledge by attending workshops and conferences organized for startups.
Speaking on “Home training” the Director, Campus life Division, Rev. Laurie Idahosa said that effective time management is the major key in home training. “Time management is the key in home training. A good host prepares ahead of time and anticipates the needs of his/her guest,” she said.
“As a lady, you should know the kind of man you are going to marry. Remember that men like surprises, therefore don’t expose your body just to entice them.” She added.
The Life Success Centre (LSC) is a career training centre that helps to train, equip and challenge Benson Idahosa University final year students.