_The following events took place in the University from Monday 12th, - Friday 16th, February, 2024_

1. We are delighted to announce the institution of Bro. Felix Obuah Scholarship Scheme for 100 students of the University of Port Harcourt. We have also given award letters to the beneficiaries across faculties and departments. This is the 7th Scholarship Scheme and we are grateful to all strategic partners for their kind gesture and wish to use this medium to call on other well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies to emulate. 

2. We collaborated with the Executive Governor of Rivers State, H.E. Governor Siminialayi Fubara for the provision of a football viewing Centre at the old Convocation Arena for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) football match. We also had medical personnel with necessary medical gadget  for vital checks and first aid. We are grateful to His Excellency for this wonderful innovation.

3. In preparations for the forthcoming 34th Convocation Ceremony, we visited the Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Christopher G. Musa and we are happy to report that he has accepted to deliver the Convocation Lecture on Friday 23rd February, 2024.

4. The 479th Meeting of Senate held on Wednesday 14th February, 2024 to harmonise programme regarding the Convocation and executive approvals by us were ratified by the Senate 

5. The Vice-Chancellor participated as a panellist in the 2024 Eduverse Summit. We are glad to inform the University Community that he incredibly represented the University as he articulated Building Effective Educational Partnerships for Nigeria's Future in an event that had speakers within and outside the continent.

6. The University received laptops, software and other appliances for use by the Department of Geology, Faculty of Science to enhance teaching, learning and research. This provision was made possible by Baker Hughes (one of our strategic partners). The team was led by Peckins Osazuwa and we expressed our sincere gratitude to Baker Hughes for the thoughtful corporate social responsibility. 

7. We participated in the UPWA Group of Schools Inter-House Sports and were thrilled by the display of strength and physical fitness of the students, it indeed featured fantastic talents. We are sure that with the input of our Daycare, Primary and Secondary schools, the future of Nigeria is certainly greater.

8. The Faculty of Law held her year one orientation exercise for newly admitted students. We are hopeful of churning great legal luminaries from this citadel of learning.

9. We participated in the 24th Public Lecture Series of the Faculty of Management Sciences of the University of Port Harcourt with the Theme: Towards Economic Sustainability in Tourism: If I were Bertalanffy. The Lecture by Prof. Eugene Ndu was quite expository as he made brilliant explosion and revealed areas of possibilities of Tourism in Nigeria.

10. Similarly, the 182nd Inaugural Lecture Series titled:  The Creative Force & Artistic Creativity – From Garden of Eden to Garden City of Port Harcourt was delivered by Prof. Julie N. E Umokoro. The Lecture was well presented and   had in attendance dignitaries from various walks of life.

11. We held a Media/Press Briefing and Jumiat Service today Friday, 16th February, 2024 to kick start the Convocation Week. These events held respectfully in honor of the 34th Convocation. We have outlined several activities to mark this year’s event and wish to use this medium to call on every member of the University Community to actively participate in this event. Permit me to drop a few highpoints of the event: 

Friday, 23rd February, 2024

10:00 a.m. - Academic Procession: Award of First Degree and Prizes.

 10:15 a.m. - Convocation Lecture

Guest Lecturer: - Gen. Christopher G. Musa, Chief of Defence Staff - DHQ.

11:15 a.m. - Award of Certificates, First Degrees and Prizes.

Saturday, 24th February, 2024

10:00 a.m. - Academic Procession: Conferment of Post-

Graduate Diplomas and Higher Degrees 

Venue: - New Convocation Arena, University Park.

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

Have a great weekend.



Vice-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt

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