Georgewill Plans Big for School of Basic Studies

Dr Udeme Georgewill is the new Director of the School of Basic Studies (SBS). The appointment which takes immediate effect is in addition to her position as the President of the University of Port Harcourt Women Association, (UPWA). Speaking in an exclusive interview with UniPort News, Dr Georgewill thanked the University management for deeming her fit to take up the role as Director. She hailed her predecessors for the level of work done, promising to uphold the standards met at the school.

“In line with the Vice Chancellor's mandate that the university transits into a digitalized space, where the administration will focus on the changing trends, leveraging on innovations and new ideas, the School of Basic Studies will key into that vision and go completely digital. Our students should be able to have access to information from anywhere in the world,” she said.

The Director, who is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology, described the school as the oldest pre-degree programme in the region; making it the first port of call for those seeking more knowledge to do well in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). “Students who went through the basic programme find it easier to scale through the year one programme,” she added.

Dispelling misconceptions that students at the School are unable to pass the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination, hence the need for the foundation courses, Dr Georgewill said such comments are untrue and misleading. She said beyond making sure that students at the SBS are guided to pass the admission process, the school still offers counselling on how to choose their career paths.

Dr Georgewill explained that fees at the school are affordable when compared to the gains available for students of the School. “The first semester will cater to the JAMB needs of the students, while the second semester gives them insight into what they should expect in their first year. She however said that her administration will work with the common realities facing the country and the school.

“We will do all we can to boost income first before we cry for help from t h e University. We understand the University is under pressure at this time and this is not peculiar to us, people are facing tough times all over the world. We want to be innovative enough to see to it that we still give the best despite the constraints we may be facing,” she noted.

She further called on the public to visit the official website of the school, www.sbs.org for more information.

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