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CENTRE FOR MARINE POLLUTION MONITORING AND SEAFOOD SAFETY (CMPMSS)

UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT

CENTRE FOR MARINE POLLUTION MONITORING AND SEAFOOD SAFETY

                                                                    (CMPMSS)              

                                                                                     

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION INTO GRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION STUDIES FOR

2018/2019 SESSION

                                                                                                   

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) and the Master of Science (M.Sc) Programmes of the Centre for Marine Pollution Monitoring and Seafood safety (CMPMSS) for the 2018/2019 Academic Session.

 

INTRODUCTION

The National Centre for Marine Pollution Monitoring was established at the University of Port Harcourt in April 2009 for the implementation of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA Technical Cooperation projects on the Environment with the emphasis on marine pollution monitoring. The projects are jointly supported by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The Centre’s operation includes; Research, pollution and seafood safety monitoring, capacity development and information dissemination.  Its programmes are centered on the conservation, protection and management of our aquatic resources

 

PHILOSOPHY

The Programmes are based on the philosophy of training graduates with the knowledge on scientific principles that underpin 20thcentury environmental pollution issues. There has been a growing concern for many years over the impact of environmental pollution. Therefore, the programmes; M.Sc. and PGD in Environmental Pollution Studies aim to be ranked among the best environmental investigation, research innovation and knowledge transfer Centre in Africa. Emphasis will be based on offering standards that would enable graduates to build further upon their knowledge, skills and contribute to national development, self-reliance or entrepreneurship as well as propagation of knowledge in the field of environmental pollution studies. The

Programmes will offer sound training with relevant practical exposure that will enable students to develop skills which will significantly improve intellectual capacity and critical reasoning required in every facet of the environment to address pollution issues.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Post- Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Environmental Pollution Studies

Candidate must possess 5 credits in relevant subjects (Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry or Physics and one other subject) at ordinary level School Certificate, in addition to B.Sc in Fisheries, Biochemistry, Crop and Soil Science, Animal and Environmental Biology, Microbiology and Chemistry, obtained from institutions recognized by the Senate of the University of Port Harcourt. The degree should not be less than Third Class with a CGPA of 2.00 on a 5-point scale.

  1. Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Environmental Pollution Studies

Candidates must possess 5 credits in relevant subjects (Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry or Physics and one other subject) in addition to B.Sc in Fisheries, Crop and Soil Science, Biochemistry, Animal and Environmental Biology, Microbiology and Chemistry or in any other relevant course obtained from institutions recognized by the Senate of the University of Port Harcourt. The degree should not be less than Second Class  Honours or equivalent level with a CGPA of 3.00.

DURATION OF PROGRAMME

The minimum and maximum length of time for a full-time PGD and M.Sc. Degree candidates are 12months and 24months respectively. In certain exceptional instances arrangement for Part-Time may be considered.

STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMME

The programme structure is modular for each course highlighted below. Each module is taught alongside with continuous assessment, intensive practical and examination. In addition to course work, there are group projects; field trips to relevant sites to obtain practical experience and conduct research.

 

 

AWARD OF DEGREE

Successful students at the end of the programme shall be awarded PGD or M.Sc. Degree in Environmental Pollution, applicable.

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Application Forms can be obtained online at www.cmpmss.uniport.edu.ng. on payment of a non-fundable application fee of twenty-five thousand Naira (N25,000.00) for applicants

within Nigeria and USD200 for overseas applicants.  Payment can be made directly into CMPMSS Account: UBA Account

Number: 1021589727 (Naira) UBA Account Number: 3002580408 (USD).

 

 

Deadline for submission of Application Form is February 15, 2018

 

ENQUIRIES

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Signed:

Mrs. Dorcas D. Otto

 Registrar

 

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