THE UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT is a university in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt. 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 (THE) in 2015.
University College, Port Harcourt
Motto: For Enlightenment and Self-Reliance
Vice-Chancellor: Ndowa Lale
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Colours: Blue and white
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
Faculty of Law
FACULTIES AND DEPARTMENTS
1 Faculty of Clinical Sciences
Paediatrics and Child Health
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Preventive & Social Medicine
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
2 Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
Haematology, Blood Transfusion & Immunology
3 Faculty of Dentistry
Child Dental Health
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Preventive& Social Dentistry
Oral Pathology & Oral Biology
4 Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Clinical Pharmacy and Management
Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology
Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology
5 Faculty of Humanities
Department of Music
Department of English Studies
Department of Fine Arts and Design
Department of Foreign Language & Literature
Department of Religious and Cultural Studies
Department of History & Diplomatic Studies
Department of Philosophy
Department of Theatre and Film Studies
Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies
6 Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Economics
Department of Geography & Environmental Management
Department of Sociology
Department of Political & Administration Studies
7 Faculty of Sciences
Department of Animal & Environmental Biology
Department of Microbiology
Department of Plant Science & Biotechnology
Department of Pure & Industrial Chemistry
Department of Computer Science
Department of Geology
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Physics
Department of Biochemistry
8 Faculty of Education
Department of Adult & Non-Formal Education
Department of Curriculum Studies & Educational Technology
Department of Educational Foundations
Department of Educational Management and Planning
Department of Education Psychology, Guidiance. & Counselling
Department of Human Kinetics & Health Education
Department Library and Information Science
Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education
9. Faculty of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Petroleum Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
Department of Gas Engineering
Department of Environmental Engineering
10 Faculty of Agriculture
Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
Department of Animal Science
Department of Crop and Soil Science
Department of Fisheries
Department of Forestry and Wildlife.
Emmanuel Agwoje, businessman.
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, former Governor of Rivers State and Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum.
Andre Blaze, TV personality.
Agbani Darego, former Miss Nigeria and former Miss World.
Sam Dede, Nollywood actor.
Rita Dominic, Nollywood actress.
Francis Duru, Nollywood actor.
Yul Edochie, Nollywood actor.
Muma Gee, singer and Nollywood actress.
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, former Governor of Bayelsa State and former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Miraboi, businessman and singer.
Patience Maseli, first female Deputy Director of the Upstream Division of the Department of Petroleum Resources.
Franklin Erepamo Osaisai, nuclear engineer, and former Director-General and CEO of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission.
Victor Osuagwu. actor.
Alex Otti, banker.
Timipre Sylva, former Executive Governor of Bayelsa State and one time member of Rivers State House of Assembly.
Basorge Tariah Jr., actor.
M Trill, rapper.
Claude Ake, Political Science & Administration.
George C. Clerk, Botany.
Ogbonnaya Onu, Chemical Engineering.
Ola Rotimi, Theatre Arts.
Kay Williamson, linguist specializing in the Ijaw languages.
Former Vice Chancellors:
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
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