University Of Port Harcourt Gets 65 Mew Professors


The University of Port Harcourt has promoted 42 senior academics to the rank of professors and 23 others to associate professors.

UNIPORT’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Sam Kpenu, said this in a statement in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

Kpenu said that the new professors passed through stringent selection criteria set up by the university.

He said, “The promotions followed approval by the Minister of Education on December 8.

“The academics were promoted following the recommendations of the Central A & PC Academic meeting of UNIPORT held on November 23.

“The university hereby announces the promotion of 42 staff nominated as Professors of their various disciplines and 23 others as Associate Professors (Readers),” he said.

A breakdown of the promotion showed the professors’ category has 10 new professors from the Faculty of Education; the Faculty of Science got 10, the Faculty of Humanities, eight, the College of Health Sciences, eight; the Faculty of Agriculture, three; Faculty of Engineering, one; Faculty of Social Science, one, and Faculty of Management Sciences, one new professor.

In the Associate Professor (Readers’) category, the Faculty of Education produced seven new readers; the Faculty of Humanities, five, and the Faculty of Science three.

Others are the Faculty of Engineering, two; Faculty of Science, two; College of Health Sciences, two; Faculty of Agriculture, one and Faculty of Computing one.



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