The following events took place in the University from Monday 6th, - Friday 10th, November, 2023.

1. The University of Port Harcourt in collaboration with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps and the Save Nigeria Movement organized a one-day Public Lecture in honour of Dr. Audi Ahmed Abubakar, the Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps. The Lecture "*Prioritizing the Role of the Masses in the Protection of Public Assets and National Infrastructure Towards Sustaining the Vision of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense in Nigeria Security Corps Architecture"* had in attendance Captains of Industry and security experts. 

2. We received the Leader and members of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) Accreditation Team to the University. The COREN accreditation is to re-certify the nine Departments in the Faculty of Engineering and we are glad to report that the exercise was hitch-free and we had a successful exit meeting with the Team.

3. In line with the University Career Structure, we conducted interview for qualified members of staff in the Bursary and Registry departments respectively. One of the core visions of this Administration is the welfare of staff and development of man-power. We are hopeful that this would serve as a motivation to our amiable workforce. 

4. In furtherance of our commitment to staff welfare, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Owunari A. Georgewill, made a written request to the Honourable Minister of Education to send a Representative to participate in Central A&PC Meeting for the purpose of making approvals/confirmation of pending requests. You would recall that the University has been without a Governing Council for some months and we deemed the invite a necessary one to consolidate on our promise towards a more prosperous University. We are glad to report to the University Community that the Minister has responded in the affirmative. Details shall be made known hereafter.

5. We participated in the invigilation of Nursing Professional Examination. We are happy with the quality of student nurses we have and would like to use this medium to commend all staff of the Department, College of Health Sciences and indeed all staff for their tireless efforts thus far.

6. The Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies presented to us an award of Leadership in recognition of our contributions to capacity building in disaster risk reduction.

7. The Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPPTO) in appreciation of our visionary and impactful leadership and promotion of inclusive workforce presented an award of special appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor.

8. The Nigeria Security & Civil Defense Corps and the Save Nigeria Movement conferred on the Vice-Chancellor a public service Award in recognition of our steadfast dedication to public service.

9. The Youth Anti-Corruption Society of Nigeria presented an Award of honour of Inestimable Vice-Chancellor in recognition of our outstanding strides in repositioning the University.

10. The Association of Health Records and Information Management Practitioners of Nigeria, Rivers State Branch presented to us an Award of Excellence in appreciation of our support and contributions to postgraduate program in Health Information Management.

11. As part of her social activities, the Student Union has commenced her week. We performed the kick off ceremony at the Inter-Faculty Vice-Chancellor's football match competition.

12. We participated in the School of Graduate Studies External Defense for Doctoral students. We were pleased at the display of academic originality and depth of research from the students. 

13. The Vice-Chancellor joined other scholars and participants from the Association of African Universities in the closing ceremony of the African Universities Day Celebration in discussing the "Ethics of AI in Higher Education".

We appreciate the roles you all played at your various designated units during the week under review.

Thank you all and have a great weekend.



Vice-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt

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