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Uniport Will Re-open When the School Environment is Conducive – Deputy Registrar




uniport logoThe Senate of the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport) might consider reopening the institution soon if the school environment was conducive for learning, Uniport’s Deputy Registrar (Information), Dr. Williams Wodi has said.

Wodi disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Friday.

He said the Senate which met recently only deliberated on results and administrative matters.

The Senate of the university will meet at the appropriate time and when they meet, if the school environment is conducive, they will fix a resumption date. But for now, the last meeting they held considered result only – which means that they did not fix a resumption date based on the variable information available to them.

The Senate meets almost every month, and also meet in emergency session and extra ordinary session if there is any reason for such meeting.

So next time they meet, if they feel it is appropriate and the time is right, they will direct us to announce the resumption of the university,” he said.

Recall that on April 11th, some students of the university protested over a “No Tuition, No Examination” policy, which compelled defaulting students to repeat a whole academic session. This resulted in the closure of the university by its management.

The violent protest led to the death of a final year student, Peter Ofurum, who was of the Faculty of Management Sciences.

The students had demanded the withdrawal of the policy, which they argued, was unfair to the poor.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. teejay

    June 11, 2016 at 9:55 am

    This is quite sad, we”v been home for damn near two months now and it doesn’t seem to bother the authorities, all they have to come u with is “it’s not conducive for learning”.

  2. Tosin

    June 11, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    another Naija-English pet peeve: “conducive” full stop? conducive to learning? conducive to what?

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