University of Port Harcourt

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University of Port Harcourt
Motto For Enlightenment and Self-Reliance
Established 1975
Type Public
Vice-Chancellor 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]
Website http://www.uniport.edu.ng

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]

Faculties[edit]

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]

Faculty[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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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