University of Port Harcourt
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|University College, Port Harcourt|
|Motto||For Enlightenment and Self-Reliance|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Owunari Georgewill|
|Colours||Blue and white|
The University of Port Harcourt is located in Choba in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Nigeria. It was established in 1975 as University College, Port Harcourt and was given university status in 1977. The University of Port Harcourt was ranked the sixth in Africa and the first in Nigeria by Times Higher Education in 2015.
School and faculties
The university originally had six schools in 1977:
- School of Humanities
- School of Social Sciences
- School of Biological Sciences
- School of Chemical Sciences
- School of Physical Sciences
- School of Educational Studies
- School of Science Laboratory Technology (SSLT)
It changed from a school system to a faculty system in 1982. The university now has twelve faculties:
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Management Sciences
- College of Health Sciences
- Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Dentistry
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- Faculty of Agriculture
Faculties and departments
List of Faculties and Departments in tabular format:
|1||Faculty of Clinical Sciences||
|2||Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences||
|3||Faculty of Dentistry||
|4||Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences||
|5||Faculty of Humanities||
|6||'Faculty of Social Sciences||
|7||Faculty of Sciences||
|8||Faculty of Education||
|9.||Faculty of Engineering||
|10||Faculty of Agriculture||
Faculty of Management Sciences
- Prof. Professor Georgewill Owunari - 2021 ~ Present
Former vice chancellors
- Prof. Stephen Okodudu- (Acting) 2020 ~2021
- Prof. Ndowa Lale - 2015 ~ 2020
- Prof. Joseph Atubokiki Ajienka - 2010 ~ 2015
- Prof. Don Baridam - 2005 ~ 2010
- Prof. Nimi Briggs - 2000 ~ 2005
- Prof. Theo Vincent - 1996 ~ 2000
- Prof. Nimi Briggs - (Acting) 1995 ~ 1996
- Prof. Ademola Salau - (Acting) 1994 ~ 1995
- Prof. Njidda M. Gadzama - (Acting) 1992 ~ 1994
- Prof. Kelsey Harrison - 1989 ~ 1992
- Prof. Sylvanus J. Cookey - 1982 ~ 1989
- Prof. Donald E. U. Ekong - 1977 ~ 1982
In 1981 an affiliation protocol was approved between University of Port Harcourt and the then College of Education, Uyo in the old Cross River State. That protocol produced graduates in Education in 1985 (see 6th Convocation brochure) and 1986. The affiliation was terminated by the upgrade of the College of Education, Uyo to a State University in 1983 by the Administration of Dr Clement Isong. That University was named University of Cross River State (UNICROSS), Uyo. When it was taken over by the Federal Government in 1991, it became what is today known as the University of Uyo (UNIUYO). Ever since, Uniport has nurtured programmes in other affiliate institutions.
Below are a list of affiliate institutions of the University of Port Harcourt approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
- National Missionary Seminary of St. Paul, Gwagwalada, Abuja
- Methodists Theological institute, Umuahia
- Baptist College of Theology, Obinze, Owerri
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