_The following events took place in the University from Monday 13th, - Friday 17th, November, 2023._

1. We received delivery and installation of 32 units of solar panels across streets in the University and the installation of 10,000 watts inverter at the Donald Ekong Central University Library. This kind donation was made by the U86 set of our unique alumni. We are glad with this laudable initiative and  would like to use this medium to once again appreciate the U86 set and assure them of utmost use of these items for the advancement of our dear University. 

2. In recognizing the imperative of training and retraining for optimum service delivery, the University of Port Harcourt through the Registry Department organized an intensive practical training session for senior and junior administrative and technical staff. The training which was job specific had resource persons facilitating on different prospects, innovations and challenges of university workplace demand. We commend the Registrar, Dr. Gloria Chindah, the Association of Nigeria Universities Professional Administrators (ANUPA) Uniport Chapter for a well organized training.

3. Furthermore to the above, we participated in the 12th Annual Registry Day Lecture/Celebration. The well planned and attended event had the guest Lecturer, Barr. Ikem Adiele who delivered the theme of the event  _*Anatomy of a University Administrator*_. 
The Chairman of the Occassion, Prof. Prince C. Mmom, the Honourable Commissioner of Education, Rivers State Government. The Special Guest of Honour, Mrs. Chinwe Owete both commented on the need for administrators to be innovative and efficient. We commend the Registrar and the 12th Registry Day Committee for such a sterling celebration.

4. The Youth Anti-Corruption Society in collaboration with the Student Legislative Council organized a sensitization program on the negative impact of drug abuse. Students were sensitized on several red flags of drug abuse and the panacea for such actions.

5. We held an exit meeting with the 2023 NUC Accreditation Team for the Faculty of Dentistry, College of Health Sciences and we are happy to inform the University community that the exercise was successful. 

6. We held a crucial meeting with a delegation from one of of our affiliate institutions -  National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna  The team which was led by the Institution’s Registrar, Alhaja Fatimoh Abbas Jega had fruitful deliberation with the University Management as it relates to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programme for the Institution. 

7. World class universities thrive on exchange of ideas and as such we received Priscillia and Stephen of the Illumina – a world class Biotech Outfit. The outfit specializes in gene sequencing, a highly desirable biological procedure required for high quality research.

8. In our bid to support indigent students in the University, scholarship award letters were issued to beneficiaries from across all faculties in the University. The Abraham Georgewlll family of Abonnema instituted a scholarship scheme in honour of their illustrious son Justice Biobele Georgewill. It is an annual scholarship scheme.

9. We also received the NUC November 2023 Accreditation teams for the departments of Early Childhood, Health Education & Human Kinetics, Business Education all of the Faculty of Education

10. The National Bioresources Development Agency paid a courtesy visit to the University Management.
We had fruitful discussions and the Agency has promised to complete the Bioresources Centre in the University.

11. The University of Port Harcourt played host to an array of renowned Nollywood actors and actresses as they converged in the University for the 2023 Nollywood Short Film Festival. Some stars of the industry like Hilda Dokubo, Monalisa Chinda, Walter Anga, Mama Gee, Sam Dede amongst others paid a courtesy visit to the University Management where they were formally received before the event. 

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

Thank you and have a great weekend.

Vice-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt

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