THIS WEEK IN RETROSPECT IN THE UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT (Monday 29th August — Friday 2nd September, 2022)



_Monday 29th August  – Friday 2nd September, 2022_


We are glad to report the following activities that occurred in the University during the week:

1. We graced the meeting of the National Association of Academic Technologist (NAAT) to welcome them back to work and to address their Congress. We prayed  that issues pertaining to the industrial action be resolved speedily so their return to work will be permanent. 

2. Similarly, we visited offices in the Central Administrative Building to officially welcome them back to work. 

3. We inspected the newly renovated School of Graduate Studies Complex and commended the Management of the School for such a facelift. 

4. We hosted a reconciliatory meeting with an aggrieved TETFund Contractor who charged the University to court. We are glad to report that the matter has been amicably resolved out of court.

5. The Principal Officers’ of the University received the Association of Heads of Federal Government Establishment Executives, Rivers State Chapter. Highpoint of the event was the official presentation of the certificate of membership to the University of Port Harcourt. 

6.  We visited the University Health Centre (Lulu Briggs Medical Centre) to ascertain their level of preparedness to attend to patients after the long period in which the place was under lock and key. We are happy to report that the Health Center and its environs have been fumigated and  ready for use.

7. We were at the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences to receive and inspect laboratory equipment and furniture supplied to the Faculty under the NEEDS Assessment Intervention Fund.

8. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Owunari A. Georgewill received members of the Branch Executive Council of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) led by the Chairman, Dr. U.D.  Chima and had fruitful discussions with them.

9. The Centre for Logistics & Transport Studies (CELTRAS) donated 10 (ten) solar-powered flood lights and four (4) solar-powered street lights to the University. The street lights are located along Kumasi Drive through parts of Accra Circle, down to Ghana-Ama Junction. We are very pleased with the development.

We are hopeful that all pending issues bothering on the ongoing negotiations between the Federal Government and her Universities would be resolved in the shortest possible time to enable all unions return to the University

Thank you.

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

Vice-Chancellor, University of Port Harcou

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