University of Port Harcourt

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University of Port Harcourt
Former names
University College, Port Harcourt[1]
Motto For Enlightenment and Self-Reliance
Type Public
Established 1975
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ndowa Lale
Students 35,000–40,000[2]
Location Port Harcourt, Rivers State,  Nigeria
Campus Urban
Colours Blue and white[2]
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.[1]


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
  • School of Science Laboratory Technology

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
  • college of natural and applied science
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Agriculture

Notable alumni[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "University of Port Harcourt". Institutions. The Association of Commonwealth Universities. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  2. ^ a b "University of Port Harcourt". Review. 4 International Colleges & Universities. 15 February 2010. 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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