The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has announced the promotion of 42 senior academics to the prestigious rank of professors and 23 others to associate professors.
Dr. Sam Kpenu, UNIPORT’s Public Relations Officer, released a statement in Port Harcourt, stating that the elevation of these academics resulted from a rigorous selection process defined by the university.
“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.
The breakdown of the promotions reveals that the professor category includes 10 new professors from the Faculty of Education, 10 from the Faculty of Science, eight from the Faculty of Humanities, eight from the College of Health Sciences, three from the Faculty of Agriculture, one from the Faculty of Engineering, one from the Faculty of Social Science, and one from the Faculty of Management Sciences.
In the associate professor (Readers’) category, the Faculty of Education produced seven new readers, the Faculty of Humanities produced five, and the Faculty of Science produced three. Additionally, the Faculty of Engineering contributed two, the Faculty of Science added two, the College of Health Sciences provided two, the Faculty of Agriculture added one, and the Faculty of Computing contributed one.