About Us

Welcome to Institute of Public Administration and Extension Services, University of Benin.

Who We Are

1.2 HISTORY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE INSTITUTE The Institute of Public Administration and Extension Services, University of Benin, was established in response to the sound reasoning that in order to achieve substantial improvement of managerial and administrative competence and professionalism in a developing nation like Nigeria, appropriate Institutions are needed for training, education, research, consultancy and development of staff. It was this idea that led to the establishment of this Institute. It was created to serve as a management and administrative center for excellence from which administrative and managerial expertise in the health, socio-economic and administrative areas could be made available to the Nigerian public and interest organizations in particular and the African region in general. The Institute started out in the 1978-79 academic year with the Diploma in Nursing Administration and Management Programme (DNAM). In the 1979–80 academic year, it added the Diploma in Health Administration and Management and the Diploma in Health Statistics both in the Health Management area. Other programmes being offered are the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA) and the Masters in Health Planning and Management (MHPM).


As a group of academics, non-academic staff and students committed to the best tradition of academic practice, we commit ourselves to be guided by the following set of values:

  • Commitment: We shall keep the vision and mission of the institute constantly in mind and work hard to uphold the values at all times.
  • Scholarship: We shall first and foremost be scholars in everything that we do.
  • Team spirit: We shall share information and collaborate in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge.
  • Integrity: We shall conduct ourselves in ways that make us moral exemplars to our students.
  • Mutual respect: We shall respect different viewpoints, different backgrounds and other human differences as we pursue and disseminate knowledge.
  • Creativity and Innovativeness: We shall seek to be creative and innovative in our programmes and constantly develop ourselves and advance our knowledge.
  • Transparency and Accountability: We shall be transparent in everything that we do. We shall give regular accounts of our activities to each other, our students and the larger community.


The Administrative structure of the Institute is as follow

  • Office of the Director The Director manages, co-ordinates and controls the academic and administrative work of the Institute. He is directly responsible to the Vice-chancellor of the University. He is assisted by a Senior Administrative Officer who is centrally deployed form the Registry.

Administrative Studies Division

This Division, headed by a senior academic staff, organizes and runs the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA)

Health Management Studies Division

The Division, also headed by a senior academic staff, runs the following courses:

  • Diploma in Primary Health Care and Statistics (DPHCS)
  • Diploma in Nursing Administration and Management (DNAM)
  • Diploma in Health Administration and Management (DHAM)

Extension Services Division

The Division runs all short-term courses in Health, Administration and related courses. It constantly liaises with the Federal, State and Local Government of the Federation and with the parastatals and interested private sector enterprises in respect of the research, extension and consultancy activities of the Institute. It advises these various organizations on the essence of consultancies and takes up research projects on their behalf. In addition, it publishes the institutes journals, manuscripts, lectures, seminars and other works and tests. It runs the Institute’s special library/reading room.

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