University of Port Harcourt
|University College, Port Harcourt|
|Motto||For Enlightenment and Self-Reliance|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Ndokwa Lale|
|Location||Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria|
|Colours||Blue and white|
The University of Port Harcourt is a university in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt. It was established in 1975 as University College, PorHarcourt 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 (THE) in 2015.
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
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 Natural and Applied Science
- Faculty of Dentistry
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- Faculty of Agriculture
- Faculty of Law
- Andre Blaze, television personality
- M-Trill, rapper
- Emmanuel Agwoje, businessman
- Alex Otti, banker
- Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, former 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
- Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
- Franklin Erepamo Osaisai, a Nigerian Nuclear engineer, Energy scientist and former Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission
- Kay Williamson, linguist specializing in the Ijaw languages
- C.E. Ekuma, Computational Materials Physics, Department of Physics.
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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- Oruh, Nnaemeka (4 September 2008). "Revisiting the University of Port Harcourt 'Gang War'". Nigeria Matters. Nigerians in America. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
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