University of Port Harcourt Uniport

University of Port Harcourt Uniport

The University of Port Harcourt Uniport is in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt, in the Rivers state. It began as University College, Port Harcourt, in 1975 and received university status in 1977. Times Higher Education ranked the University of Port Harcourt sixth in Africa and first in Nigeria in 2015.

University of Port Harcourt Uniport 

Former namesUniversity College, Port Harcourt
MottoFor Enlightenment and Self-Reliance
Vice-ChancellorProf. Owunari Georgewill
LocationPort Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

University of Port Harcourt Faculties

In the year 1977 when Uniport received the university status, Uniport only had schools before they changed it into Faculties in the year 1982. Now the University of Port Harcourt has twelve (12) Faculties.


University of Port Harcourt Uniport Schools

  • 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)

University of Port Harcourt 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

University of Port Harcourt past and present Vice-chancellors

Prof. Donald E. U. Ekong1977 – 1982
Prof. Sylvanus J. Cookey1982 – 1989
Prof. Kelsey Harrison1989 – 1992
Prof. Njidda M. Gadzama (Acting)1992 – 1994
Prof. Ademola Salau (Acting)1994 – 1995
Prof. Nimi Briggs (Acting)1995 – 1996
Prof. Theo Vincent1996 – 2000
Prof. Nimi Briggs2000 – 2005
Prof. Don Baridam2005 – 2010
Prof. Joseph Atubokiki Ajienka2010 – 2015
Prof. Ndowa Lale2015 – 2020
Prof. Stephen Okodudu (Acting)2020 -2021

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