Welcome Note from the Pioneer Provost, Prof (Mrs.) Roseline S. Konya JP, KJW
I welcome all postgraduate students to the College of Graduate Studies, University of Port Harcourt. The last few years have been very busy at the College. The School of Graduate Studies was restructured to give better service to all students and transformed into a College with four Graduate Schools last year. Your college is expecting good performance from you so that you can compete with your contemporaries favourably globally.
Overstay on programmes has been tackled by directives from the Vice Chancellor, Professor J. A. Ajienka and will soon be completely eradicated with your cooperation. There is an increasing number of award winners among our students as their research activities stand out above the ordinary.
History of the College of Graduate Studies
At its 12th Meeting held on Wednesday, 19th July, 1978, Senate considered and approved Paper No. SP 77 – 78/060 titled “The General Regulations for Graduate Studies”. This paved the way for the take-off of graduate training in the 1979/80 academic year. The then School of Humanities and Biological Sciences gave admission to candidates in the programmes of M.A. Comparative Literature and M.Sc Plant Physiology and Fisheries Biology.