Last week witnessed a series of noteworthy events at the University of Port Harcourt, spanning from significant donations to impactful training sessions and collaborations, showcasing a myriad of activities enriching the academic landscape.
The University received an impressive donation from the U86 Set of alumni, involving the installation of 32 solar panels across the campus streets and a substantial 10,000-watt inverter at the Donald Ekong Central University Library. The institution expressed heartfelt gratitude and pledged optimal utilization of these valuable contributions.
Acknowledging the paramountcy of continuous skill development, the Registry Department conducted a comprehensive training program for both senior and junior administrative and technical staff. This specialized training focused on various aspects, innovations, and challenges encountered in the university workspace, underlining the commitment to enhancing expertise.
Additionally, the University hosted the 12th Annual Registry Day Lecture/Celebration, featuring an insightful discourse by Barr. Ikem Adiele on “Anatomy of a University Administrator.” Notable figures such as Prof. Prince C. Mmom and Mrs. Chinwe Owete emphasized the necessity for administrators to exhibit innovation and efficiency.
In an effort to address prevalent societal concerns, the Youth Anti-Corruption Society in partnership with the Student Legislative Council organized a sensitization campaign on the adverse effects of drug abuse. The initiative aimed to educate students about the warning signs of substance abuse and potential remedies.
Another pivotal development involved a successful exit meeting with the 2023 NUC Accreditation Team for the Faculty of Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, signifying the positive outcome of the accreditation exercise.
Furthering collaborations, a constructive meeting transpired between the University Management and a delegation from the National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna, focusing on the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) program.
In a stride toward academic enrichment, the University hosted Priscillia and Stephen from Illumina, a reputable Biotech Outfit specializing in gene sequencing, essential for high-quality research initiatives.
Moreover, the University emphasized its commitment to supporting underprivileged students through the annual scholarship scheme instituted by the Abraham Georgewlll family, honoring Justice Biobele Georgewill, offering educational opportunities across faculties.
Continuing with accreditation proceedings, the University welcomed NUC November 2023 Accreditation Teams for various departments, consolidating its commitment to academic excellence and compliance with regulatory standards.
Additionally, the National Bioresources Development Agency engaged in productive discussions during their courtesy visit, promising the timely completion of the Bioresources Centre at the University.
Wrapping up the eventful week, the University played host to esteemed Nollywood actors and actresses at the 2023 Nollywood Short Film Festival. Notable personalities like Hilda Dokubo, Monalisa Chinda, Walter Anga, Mama Gee, and Sam Dede graced the event, visiting the University Management in an official capacity prior to the festival.