Established in 2011
WHO WE ARE
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.
WHAT WE DO
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 UBTH PARAMEDIC TRAINING PROGRAM
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.
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.