University of Port Harcourt

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University of Port Harcourt
Motto For Enlightenment and Self-Reliance
Established 1975
Type Public
Vice-Chancellor Professor Joseph Ajienka
Students 35,000–40,000[1]
Location Port Harcourt, Rivers State,  Nigeria
Campus Urban
Former names University College, Port Harcourt[2]
Colours Blue and white[1]
Nickname Uniport[3][4]

The University of Port Harcourt is a university in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt. It was established in 1975[5] as University College, Port Harcourt, and was given university status in 1977.[2]


The university originally had six schools in 1977:[3]

  • School of Humanities
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Chemical Sciences
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • School of Educational Studies

It changed from a school system to a faculty system in 1982.[3] The university now has ten faculties:

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Agriculture

Notable alumni[edit]

  • M-Trill, rapper
  • Emmanuel Agwoje businessman
  • Alex Otti banker
  • Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi politician - Governor of Rivers State and Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum
  • Muma Gee, singer and actress
  • Agbani Darego former Miss World
  • Timipre Sylva Former Executive Governor of Bayelsa State and one time member of Rivers State House of Assembly
  • Rita Dominic actress
  • Hilda Dokubo actress
  • Rogers Frank Geologist, Drilling Fluids Engineer, Consultant and Alumni of Oklahoma Mud School United States
  • Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Current Nigerian president
  • Ann Njamenze actress
  • Charles Okafor actor
  • Sepribo Eugene Briggs petroleum geologist/geophysicist
  • McKenzie Kravitz Hollywood Actor
  • Alale, ebikela Kela Entrepreneur
  • Godswill Uzuegbu Industrialist
  • Engr Charles Njoku (Charlie Champagne), CEO Champagne Productions, Hamburg, Germany, PRO Uniport Alumni Worldwide. Director of Socials, Students Union Government, University of Port Harcourt, 2000-2001,
  • Professor Michael Horsfall Jnr, Professor of Analytical Environmental Chemistry


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "University of Port Harcourt". Review. 4 International Colleges & Universities. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  2. ^ a b "University of Port Harcourt". Institutions. The Association of Commonwealth Universities. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  3. ^ a b c "History of the University". Brief History. University of Port Harcourt. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  4. ^ Oruh, Nnaemeka (4 September 2008). "Revisiting the University of Port Harcourt ‘Gang War’". Nigeria Matters. Nigerians in America. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  5. ^ About Uniport

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