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The Orapuh College of Scholars (OCS) is a Postgraduate College of Oral and Public Health professionals who are passionate about contributing astutely to oral and public health scholarship and discourse.

Governance and Structure

The College is overseen by an Oversight and Academic Board (OAB) and run by the OCS Leadership Team:

1. The President

2. Registrar

3. Divisional Directors

4. Chief Fellow (CF)/Secretary

5. Finance & Public Relations Officer (FPRO)

Division of Oral Health


Samuel Oko ARUA, R.D.Th., F.O.C.S. – Zoom Healthcare, Abuja, Nigeria. [email protected]; +234 813 265 5860

Deputy Director

Kehinde Raphael FALEGBE, R.D.T., F.O.C.S. – Precision Dental Laboratory, Lagos, Nigeria. [email protected]; +234 703 230 7358


  • Oral Health Research
  • Oral Health Promotion
  • Allied Dental Education
  • Community Oral Health
  • School Dental Health
  • Oral Health Education
  • Primary Oral Health Care
  • Digital Dentistry

Division of Public Health


Silas HAGGAI, M.Sc., M.O.C.S. – Gombe State Hospital Services Management Board, Nigeria. [email protected]; +234 803 312 6675

Deputy Director

Chinazom Rita AGBAKOBA, C.H.P., M.O.C.S. – Ashaka Hospital, Wari, Delta State, Nigeria. [email protected]; +234 703 747 3917


  • Health Research
  • Health Promotion
  • Allied Health Education
  • Primary Health Care
  • Community Health
  • School Health
  • Digital Health
  • One Health


a) Advocating for oral and public health

b) Providing industry leadership

c) Mentoring students and professionals

d) Involvement in active ongoing research

e) Publishing research outputs

f) Promoting oral and public health

g) Serving as Orap Lit Rev authors

h) Serving as Panelists at Orapuh School Alumni Seminars and other events

i) Networking with colleagues, individuals, training schools, ministries, government and non-government agencies and parastatals, professional associations, and other organizations

j) Evolving innovative ways to engage research and other scholarly activities

k) Catalysing Learning and Research Centres
Supporting the translation of research inferences into policies

l) Learning, growing, building great careers

m) Receiving life-long career support

Join the College

You can become a member of the College by:

1. Taking an Orapuh Scholar Master Class (for students)

2. Participating in the Postgraduate Fellowship

3. Doing a Postdoctoral Fellowship

Attend Events



Fellows Retreat


Submit a research proposal to the OREB for review

Report an issue to the ORDC

Join The Orapuh Community

Read a book

Internship Opportunities


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