Paramedic Students Association Of Nigeria (PaSAN)

Paramedic Students
Association of Nigeria

Established in 2011


Paramedic Students Association of Nigeria (PaSAN) is a registered students’ enterprise established in 2011 in School of Paramedic Training, Institute of Health Technology (IHT) in University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). We are tasked with the utmost responsibility of unifying paramedic students across Nigeria.

PaSAN is set to foster unity and cooperation among paramedic students in Nigeria.

Our vision is a unified paramedic students association across Nigeria ; a world where the
populace has good knowledge on Emergency Medical Service (EMS) System and Paramedic


The School of Paramedic Training was established in University of Benin Teaching Hospital in
2008 as part of the Institute of Health Technology. The school was established by the then
Chief Medical Director Prof. Eugene Okpere and the Director of the Training till date is Prof. 
Pius Iribhogbe.
In 2014 the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and National Board for Technical Education
 (NBTE) launched the National Curriculum for Paramedic Training in Nigeria, which has been
adopted by UBTH Paramedic school.
The UBTH paramedic training programme spans for five (5) years; two (2)years National Diploma, a
year internship and two (2) years Higher National Diploma. The first year, the students engage in
only theory work, the second year involves theory work and clinical postings, the third year is a
year industrial training outside the institute while the fourth and fifth year involves both theory
works and clinical postings within the hospital units.


Fountain of Living water (FLW) an NGO based in New Jersey, USA have made several onsite
visits to UBTH and trained paramedics students based on the courses they are being taught in their respective levels. Such courses include Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced
Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Prehospital
Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), amongst others.

The UBTH Paramedic programme partners with Fountain of Living Water, Bergen County EMS and Professor Bryan Bledsoe a paramedic and professor of Emergency Medicine at Nevada School of Medicine. This has led to the donation of mannequins, textbooks and several other training equipment to the UBTH paramedic programme. The partnership has also enabled some Paramedics trained in UBTH travel to the United States of America (USA) for onsite training in more advanced paramedic care and after which, returns to impact the knowledge and skills acquired. 

Organizing Basic Life Support /First Aid trainings for the populace in a bid to reduce the severity of most medical emergencies.