1. We received Accreditation Team from National Universities Commission for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSN). We are pleased to inform the University Community that the accreditation exercise was concluded successfully.

 2.      We also received a delegation from the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) for the assessment of preventive measures put in place by the University in curbing the spread of COVID 19. They also assessed performance level of COVID 19 testing Laboratory. We are pleased to report that the team was satisfied with our level of compliance.  However, we wish to urge all staff to continue to comply with COVID 19 protocols.

 3.      We inspected the following projects:

a) Prototype building at Ghana-Ama

b) Demolition of abandoned hostels (Aminu Kano Extension and Kwame Nkrumah Medical Hostels) at Choba Campus

c) Renovation and Furnishing of the Pro Chancellor's lodge

d) Renovation and Furnishing of the Council Chambers

e) The provision of borehole at the School of Science Laboratory Technology

f) The supply of 250 units of chairs at the ICTC

g) Renovation of Senate Chambers

 4.  We received a delegation from the Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission who were on ground to inaugurate the Project Steering Committee and the Project Delivery Team for Public Private Partnership projects in the University. The team inspected sites for the proposed 10, 000 capacity hostel bed space amongst others.

5. Tenders Board meeting held on Wednesday, 26th January, 2022 to consider tenders and grant approvals in line with the Procurement Act.

6.  The 150th meeting of Principal Officers held on Monday, 24th of January 2022 to consider and make appropriate recommendations based on requests and submissions brought to the University

 7.  We organized orientation exercise for the 2021/2022 First      Year Students on Tuesday, 25th January, 2022 at the Basic Studies Auditorium. Newly admitted students were enlightened on morals, academic policy, security, health and other relevant issues to improve their studentship in the University. 

8.    The meeting of Committee of Provost and Deans (CPD) held on Wednesday, 26th of January, 2022. After due considerations, the revised Academic Calendar was approved.

9.   The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) paid a solidarity visit to the University, we had fruitful discussions on areas of more friendly environment for both students and staff of the Institution.

10.  The 180th Inaugural Lecture of the University was delivered by Prof. Ijeoma Emele Kalu of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences. While presenting his lecture titled "ELUSIVE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: WHAT DID WE DO WRONG", the Inaugural Lecturer, identified development as the panacea of poverty. He opined that development has been elusive in Nigeria due to the high level of corruption.

 11.  We had Bid Opening for external auditors in line with the stipulations in the Financial Regulations of Nigeria.


Thank you all for the roles played in the week under review.


Professor Owunari Abraham Georgewill, FRSB, FIIA, FWASOT, FCSI, FFs, FWASOP, FECRMI, FIARSA

Vice-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt

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