UNIPORT introduces new BSc programme. converts the Ex-Faculty Presidents’ expulsion into rustication for the entire 2016/2017 academic session.

University
of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT Senate approved the introduction of a new
Bachelor of Science degree programme in Public Administration and also
reversed itself and converted the Ex-Faculty Presidents’ expulsion into
rustication for the entire 2016/2017 academic session.




Senate
of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has approved the
introduction of a new Bachelor of Science degree programme in Public
Administration. The new programme is to be demerged from the Department
of Political and Administrative Studies in the Faculty of Social
Sciences, which currently offers Public Administration as Part-Time
programme.

The
approval was given following a presentation by the Deputy
Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Hakeem Fawehinmi, based on a
recommendation by the Senate Committee on Academic Programmes and
Policies (SCAPP). Senate considered and approved the proposal at its 428th
Meeting which held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Professor Fawehinmi,
who is also Chairman of SCAPP, stated that the programme, which was
already being offered at the Part-Time level, had undergone the
processes stipulated by the Senate for the emergence of a new academic
programme. Senate, however, stood down another request for the demerging
of a new programme in Industrial Arts in the Department of Fine Arts
and Design, pending when some grey areas would have been sorted out to
the satisfaction of Senate.

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Considering the letters of appeal by
12 former Faculty Presidents who were summarily expelled for threatening
the peace of the University in writing, Senate reversed itself and
converted the expulsion into rustication for the entire 2016/2017
academic session. Senate observed that the said letters of appeal were
mere prototype letters apparently dictated by academic “consultants” to
which the expelled former Faculty Presidents merely affixed their names
and signature. Senate frowned at the fact the former Faculty Presidents
failed to own up to established cases of gross conduct and also failed
to expressly apologise for threatening peace in the University.

The
highest academic policy-making body directed the students to submit new
individual letters of appeal in their own handwritings, unreservedly
apologising to the Senate of the University for threatening the peace of
the University community and ensuring that the letters reached the
Vice-Chancellor within one week of receipt of the directive from the
Registrar.

Senate also received the report from the Committee on Allegation of Alteration of Degree Results in the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies,
involving two senior academic staff, as presented by its Chairman,
Professor Abdulrazaq Kilani. Senate directed that the Committee should
revisit its recommendations to properly fit the Terms of Reference given
it.
Senate considered and approved the report on the Resource
Verification Visitation to the College of Education, Warri in Delta
State, which was presented by the Director of the University-wide Local
Accreditation Committee, Professor Julian Osuji.
Senate also
approved recommendations from the Faculties of Humanities, Social
Sciences, Science, Education, Engineering, Management Sciences,
Agriculture, School of Science Laboratory Technology, as well as the
College of Health Sciences, as presented be the various Deans and
Provost.

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