The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology was established in 1972.  The Pioneer Head of Department doubled as the pioneer Provost of the College of Medical Sciences, in the person of Prof. T. Bello-Osagie.  Since its inception, the Department has achieved great strides attracting renowned teachers to join its academic profile.  In the years to follow, the transformation in the Department led to the establishment of clinical subspecialties, a situation that gave birth to hi-tech treatment modalities like invitro fertilization and endoscopy.  Currently, the academic environment in the department thrives on a tripod of daily reviews of clinical cases, weekly structured in-depth academic exchange involving faculty and students, and a mentorship training based on student attachment to an individual lecturer or a group of lecturers.


To develop the human mind to be creative, innovative and competent in areas of specialization, knowledgeable in entrepreneurship and dedicated to service.


The MBBS programme, with respect to undergraduate Obstetrics and Gynaecology, is intended to train the students to be locally relevant as well as internationally competitive in their future quest for postgraduate training and job application.  Those trained will be better equipped to consider the various sub-specialties in the discipline in their choice of future career in both academic and clinical medicine.


The primary objective of the undergraduate programme of the Department is to provide students with a strong understanding of the scientific basis of Obstetrics and Gynaecology so that they will be able to meet the challenges of today’s competitive world. Without a good foundation, our students will not be able to cope with the rigors of future academic work in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, neither will they be able to provide good leadership needed to improve maternity services in our environment.


Lecturers and Consultants in the Department operate with interest and knowledge in the specific areas of specialization depicts by the spread of the sub-specialties into:

  1. Fertility regulation, Family planning and Adolescent reproductive health

2.         Reproductive endocrinology, infertility and gynecologic endoscopy

3.         Materno-fetal medicine.

4.         Urogyrecology and pelvic surgery

5.         Gynaecologic oncology

6.         Fetal medicine and obstetrics ultrasound

Students are provided with a handbook set out to guide them step by step through the unique concepts that define the specialty of Obstetrics and gynaecology at beginning of their journey through the department at 300 level; in addition to the other concept of available to the student.  Some specially selected lectures are given to the students at their final year modern, intended to expose them to landmark research outputs of the lecturers, and also introduce them cutting-edge information on emerging trends, in the area of expertise of the individual faculty.


Students are trained in the department as part of the final award of the MBBS degree by the University of Benin.

Course Structure (details available in the students hand book)

1.         Fourteen (14) days introductory course at 300 level

2.         Eight (8) weeks of posting (Junior posting) at 500 level

3.         Eight (8) weeks of posting (senior posting) at 600 level

During the introductory posting, the students are exposed to the rudiments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the form of didactic lecture.  At 500level (junior posting), they receive indepth lectures emphasizing theoretical basis and clinical approach.  At the 600level (senior posting), the are given lectured in selected areas of modern obstetrics and gynaecology. They also have their seminar topics where the students present and the academic staff moderate. This allows for students in small groups to have assignment for presentation. They are also exposed to more clinical work.

At the end of the course in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the student would have acquired the knowledge, skills and attitude which would enable him/her to:

1.         Lay the necessary foundation and understand the principles and practices of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

2.         Obtain a good history and carry out a systematic physical examination of any patient presenting with an obstetrics and gynaecological problem.

3.         Recognized and manage the common gynaecological diseases in the community.

4.         Understand the mechanism of normal and abnormal labour and recognize and manage the             common complications of labour and puerperium.

5.         Be familiar with the techniques of pain relief in labour and the use of local anaesthetia for minor obstetrics and gynaecological procedures.

6.         Identify high risk obstetrical problems and refer to the appropriate units for specialized             management.

7.         Be familiar with the techniques for the skillful performance of the common gynaecological and             obstetrical procedures and be able to assist effectively in their management.

8.         Be familiar with the common laboratory and other diagnostic procedures in obstetrics and gynaecology.

9.         Be familiar with the concept of sepsis and antisepsis during gynaecological and obstetrical procedures.

10.       Perform all clinical procedures with ethical bedside considerations and treat his/her patients with understanding, respect and concern.

11.       Be familiar with the medico-legal aspects of gynaeological and obstetrical practice

12.       Pursue a long life commitment to continuous education and training.


1.         Fertility regulation and various form family planning commodities including implant and surgical conception.

2.         Obstetric ultrasound and high-risk pregnancy management

3.         Infertility management including In-vitro fertilization

4.         Gynaecologic oncology including management of the terminally ill

5.         Gynaecologic endoscopy

Postgraduate Training in Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Master and PhD in Reproductive Health

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Master and PhD in Reproductive Health

The department in conjunction with the Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI) at the University of Benin has Masters (MSc) and PhD programs in Reproductive Health as well as Short Courses in Reproductive Health policy topics. CERHI is a World Bank-supported program aimed at building capacity within West and Central Africa for addressing the region’s reproductive health and related issues such as safe motherhood, high rates of fertility, maternal mortality, unsafe abortion and HIV/AIDS.


Designed to provide students with detailed background knowledge and skills required to formulate and execute preventive programs and to carry out applied research in Reproductive Health and critically appraise the findings. Linkage to industries is an innovative objective of these programs.


The expected learning outcomes include:

  1. Understanding the main Reproductive Health challenges: Obstetric morbidity and mortality, unsafe motherhood; unwanted pregnancies; reproductive tract diseases including cancers, sexually transmitted infections, gender issues, adolescence, the concept of planning for the family which consists of family planning and infertility treatment.
  2. Obtaining skills for analyzing the determinants and consequences of reproductive ill-health: epidemiology, statistics, demography, and social science.
  3. Ability to design research intervention focused on improving Reproductive Health through services and policies emphasizing preventive measures and mindful of socio-cultural peculiarities.
  4. Acquisition of skills in protocol design, grant applications and presentations of research findings; monitory and evaluation of Reproductive Health programs.
  5. To provide high profile services in reproductive health that would address some of the existing gaps in service delivery in the region

All Courses have been accredited nationally by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria. We have received international institutional accreditation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA), and the HCERES based in France has also given international accreditation to MSc in Reproductive Health.

Academic programme

Since inception in 2015 and we’ve had 53 students (43 National students and 10 International students) in the Master program and 11 students (National students) in the PhD program at the various stages of the programs.22 students (17 National students and 5 international students) in the master’s program have graduated. While the others are at the final stage of the program. While the final defense for the PhD students has been scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.

We have a rich collaboration between national and international academic staff. Also, innovative to this is the compulsory internship period in the industry both at home and abroad where our master’s students are involved in the translation of research to industry. In this regard, we have both regionalcollaboration with the University of Ibadan, University of Medical,  Sciences, Ondo, NIMR, Ahmadu Bello University, Kwame Nkrumah University, University of Ghana, University of Niamey, Niger, Ghana Health Service,  CEA-SAMEF, Senegal, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and international collaboration with Queen’s University, Belfast, Harvard School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, University of Ottawa, Canada, University of Leeds, UK, and the University of Alabama. Also, with the multinational groups, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

The postgraduate programme of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology (MSc, PhD Reproductive health) is hosted in a state of the art complex, with Well-furnished lecture halls, Admin offices, Library with e-learning materials, Video-conferencing facilities, Free internet access and Well equipped laboratory. Also has international hostel accommodation for international students.



Prof. A.A. Orhue (Emeritus Professor)

S/NName of StaffStatusQualificationAreas of Specializationurl link to Google Scholar account
1Prof. Friday. E. OKONOFUAProfessorMB,BS, FWACS, FMCOG, FRCOG, FICS, Ph.DGynae-Oncology &Urogynaecology 
2.Prof. (Mrs.) ADEREMI. O. AisienProfessorMB.BS, FMCOG, FICS  Fertility Regulation and Adolescent Reproduction Health
3.Prof. Michael.E. AZIKENProfessorMB,BS, FWACS, FMCOG, MPH, D, MAS,  Cert Sonology, Cert Art.              Reproduction Endocrinology infertility and Gynae Endoscopy  
4.Prof. Adedapo. B. A. ANDEProfessorB.Sc (HONS) MB, CHB, FWACS, FICS, MPHMaterno Fetal Medicine & Reproductive Health
5.Prof. Alfred E. EHIGIEGBAProfessorMB, BS, FRCOG, FWACSFertility Regulation and Adolescent Reproduction Health$authuser=7&user=GjQFnNcAAAAJ
6.Prof. Chukwuendu A. OKONKWOProfessorMB, BS, FMCOG, FICS, D,MAS, Cert. Cancer SurvivalGynae-Oncology & Urogynaecology
7.Dr. (Mrs) Abieyuwa. P. OSEMWENKHAAssoc. Prof.MB, BS, FWACS,  FICS, D, MAS, Cert SonologyReproductive Endocrinology & Infertility 
8.Dr. James A. OSAIKHUWUOMWANAssoc. Prof.MB, BS, FWACS, F,MAS, F, ARTInfertility and Reproduction Endocrinology and Gynae Endoscopy
9.Dr. Nosakhare ENARUNAAssoc. Prof.MB,BS, FMCOG, FWACSMaterno-Fetal Medicine and Obstetric ultrasound
10.Dr. Ehigha ENABUDOSOSenior LecturerMB, BS, FWACS, FMCOG, MPH, Cert. Fatal Med.Fetomaternal Medicine, Community Obstetrics and  Obstetric ultrasound
11.Dr. Kehinde. OSAZEESenior LecturerMB, BS, FWACS, M.SC.Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
12.Dr. Jedidiah D.K. SODJELecturer 1MB, BS, FWACSFertility Regulation and Adolescent Reproduction Health
13.Dr. Edwin.O. OLOKORLecturer 1MBBS, FWACSGynae Oncology Urugynaecolgy 
14Dr. Michael. C. EZEANOCHIEAdjunct LecturerMB.BS, FWACSGynae Oncology Urugynaecolgy
15Dr. Oseihie I. IRIBHOGBEAdjunct LecturerMB.BS, FWACS, FMCOG, DRMInfertility and Reproduction Endocrinology and Gynae Endoscopy 


S/NName of StaffStatusQualificationAreas of Specializationurl link to Google Scholar account
1.Patience A. IYOHA (Mrs)Principal Executive Officer II (Sec.)B.Sc.Statistics with Computer       Science. 
2. Iroroturi OGBEBOR (Mrs)Principal Executive Officer IIHNDBusiness Administration 
3.Grace N.UYI-OSAYAMENDA  (Mrs)Higher Executive OfficerB.Sc.Social Work