Professor Benjamin C. Ozumba


MD MRCOG FRCOG FACOG FACS Professor Ozumba was appointed the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in June 2014. Prior to that, he was Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria (2004 – 2008) and Consultant for over 20 years in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

He studied medicine at the University of Lagos (1973–1979) where he obtained his MD status. Subsequently, he gained his postgraduate qualifications from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the United Kingdom in 1993 and was awarded the fellowship of American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2005. He was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Dentistry, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 2002 – 2004. He has over thirty years of professional and administrative experience with considerable knowledge of project planning and management gained both in academia and the wider industrial sector. He is an established researcher of international repute with numerous publications in Health Policy, and general gynaecology and author of a number of books as well as editorial member of several journals. He has presented seminar papers in international arenas on a wide range of topics including ‘Provision of Health Related Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Services in Nigeria’ at Abuja (2008), “Malignant Diseases of the Female Genital Tract in Enugu, Nigeria” in Cape Town, South Africa (2007), ‘The burden of malaria to the poorest households at Orlando Florida, USA (2007)’. Professor Ozumba has received numerous awards from Local and International organizations. He is determined to position the University of Nigeria, the first land grant university in Nigeria, midwifed by the Michigan State University as a Global University.