East/West Road, Choba, Port Harcourt
Founded in 1975, the University of Port Harcourt, fondly called ‘UNIPORT’ is a second generation University with over 40,000 students and a strong focus in Petroleum Engineering. Formerly regarded as a University College, UNIPORT attained its University status in 1977 and is currently ranked amongst the top ten Universities in the Country. The University has recorded some groundbreaking achievements, one of such is its recognition as being the first University to train the first set of nuclear engineers in Nigeria. The University also won a grant from the world bank to build a centre of excellence in oilfield chemicals and is noted as one of the best institutions in Nigeria, involved in the study of business ethics and indigenous entrepreneurship development.
Switching from the school system to the faculty system in 1982, UNIPORT has about twelve (12) faculties, offering academic departmental courses in various levels. They include the following:
Faculty of Humanities
Fine Arts and Design
Faculty of Education
Educational Management and Planning
Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology
Human Kinetics and Health Education, e.t.c.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Geography and Environmental Management
Political and Administrative Studies
Faculty of Agriculture
Crop and Soil Science
Animal Science and Fisheries
Agriculture Economics and Extension
Forestry and Wildlife Management...
Faculty of Engineering
Environmental Engineering, e.t.c.
Faculty of Law
Public Law and Private Law
Faculty of Management Sciences
Banking and Finance
College of Medicine; is composed of the following faculties:
Faculty of Clinical Sciences
Paediatrics and Child Health
Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry
Child Dental Health
Preventive and Social Dentistry, e.t.c., and
Faculty of Pharmacy
The University also boats of having a number of centres, institutes, including a business school.
The Institution is home to a lot of standard facilities and service utilities. Amongst them include student halls of residence, a guest inn, staff quarters, online portals, administrative buildings, faculty blocks, lecture theatres, sports facilities, a health service centre, a park (called Choba Park), an arts theatre (called the Crab) and so much more. Students and staffs of the institution can boast of having a nice learning environment that also supports extracurricular activities.
Admission into the University is highly selective, as only about 10% of applicants are successfully admitted, hence, extra care should be taken to pay attention to admission requirements and processes. The University offers admission for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.
100 Level Entry Students:
Applicants must possess a minimum of five (5) credit passes in SSCE/GCE O’LEVEL/NECO/NABTEB or equivalents at no more than two (2) sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field of study. The 5 credits must compulsorily be in Mathematics, English and 3 other related subjects.
In addition, applicants must register, sit for and attain the prescribed cut-off mark (usually 200 for sciences and 180 for non-sciences) in UTME, and also prepare for a screening process organized by the school.
To better your chances of gaining admission, its advisable to choose the institution as your University of first-choice, and also perform very well in the Post-UTME examination.
200 Level (Direct-entry) Students:
Applicants must have a National Diploma, which should come from a recognized institution in Nigeria.
Applicants are required to have a Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in a subject(s) related to the proposed field of study with a minimum of one unit and two (2) advanced level passes.
Prospective students must also have an acceptable score in the Direct-entry screening exercise, and satisfy all the certificate requirements.
Applicants are required to have a first degree from a University recognized by the Senate of UNIPORT in a related field of study. A Postgraduate Diploma in a related field from a University recognized by the school would also be an added advantage.State University
Candidates applying for the Doctor of Philosophy degree programmes must possess a master's degree with a minimum score of not less than 60% or a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 5-point scale, in a relevant field of study from a University recognized by the Senate of UNIPORT.
Applicants are to also forward transcripts of their academic records, three (3) referee’s reports, with (2) preferably acquainted with the candidate's academic works.
Applicants are also advised to prepare for an interactive session with the school of postgraduate studies.
Applications for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed, but the University is open to inquiries on admission details, process and inquiries, and sale of application forms into Undergraduate, Masters and PhD programmes.
The University of Port Harcourt website is a tool which provides up to date information targeted at verified students and members of the institution and can be found at uniport.edu.ng.
Looking at taking a tour around the University, or are you a prospective student of the institution? Here are a few awesome things to know:
It is located in a secure place, individuals are still advised to be vigilant.
During office hours on weekdays, the University is open to inquiries, study and exploration.
Be sure to find students, staffs and education enthusiasts around the campus.
Educational materials and books
The University has churned an extensive list of reputable Nigerians. Amongst the notable alumni include the following:
Rita Dominic, Nollywood actress
Agbani Darego, former MBGN, and former Miss World
Timipre Sylva, Governor of Bayelsa state
Timi Dakolo, Nigerian songwriter/ singer
Orji Uzor Kalu, former Governor of Abia state
Monalisa Chinda, Nollywood actress
Goodluck Jonathan, former President of Nigeria
Alex Otti, banker
Emmanuel Agwoje, businessman
And a host of other prominent Nigerians.
The University has released its school fees schedule for the 2017/2018 academic session, and it varies across faculties. Here’s a list
Science: N115,500 - N125,000
Management Sciences: N92,150
Social Sciences: N111,150 -N112,100
College of Health Sciences: N97,700
Pharmacy: N111,100 - N112,100
It’s important to note that an online payment option has been provided for students who wish to pay online.
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East/West Road, Choba, Port Harcourt
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