University of Port Harcourt

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University of Port Harcourt
Former names
University College, Port Harcourt[1]
MottoFor Enlightenment and Self-Reliance
Vice-ChancellorProf. Ndowa Lale
Location, ,
ColoursBlue and white[2]         

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 of Port Harcourt was ranked the sixth in Africa and the first in Nigeria by Times Higher Education (THE) in 2015.[6]


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 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

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable Faculty[edit]

Former Vice Chancellors[edit]

Affiliate Institutions[edit]

Below are a list of affiliate institutions of the University of Port Harcourt approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).[7]

  • National Missionary Seminary of St. Paul, Gwagwalada, Abuja
  • Methodists Theological institute, Umuahia
  • Baptist College of Theology, Obinze, Owerri

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "University of Port Harcourt". Institutions; the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Archived from the original on 1 December 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b "University of Port Harcourt". Review. 4 International Colleges & Universities. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "History of the University". Brief History. University of Port Harcourt. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ About Uniport
  6. ^ [1]
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