The University of Port-Harcourt, according to reports, has secured the establishment of another World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE), designed to focus on Public Health and Toxicological Research (PUTOR).
The Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Professor Ndowa Lale, disclosed this in his New Year message to the management, staff and students of the university. He however expressed regrets that the university lost the bid for a World Bank Centre for Economic Analysis and Training.
“I am particularly delighted that we secured another World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence, this time in Public Health and Toxicological Research.
“We regrettably lost our staunch bid for a World Bank Centre for Economic Analysis and Training, and this inspired the quality of our proposal and presentation,” he stated.
Lale, expressed optimism that the university is strong as the world enters into New Year and urged the university community to forge stronger ties that would focus their individual and collective energies on how to move the institution to the next level of development.
“In 2019, I expect us to forge stronger ties that would focus our individual and collective energies on how to move the university to the next level of development. We need to guide our students to develop new skills that would unleash the ‘can-do’ spirit in them, while our research must be capitalized to solve problems in the society. That is the only way we can remain relevant and be recognized for what we do,” the VC added.
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