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Uniport Secures Another World Bank Africa Centre Of Excellence

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 The University of Port Harcourt has secured the establishment of a second World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE), which will focus of Public Health and Toxicological Research (PUTOR).
The first ACE to be established in the school by World Bank is the Centre for Oilfield Chemicals Research (CEFOR).
Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Ndowa Lale, who disclosed this in his New Year message to management, staff and students of the institution, however expressed regrets that the University lost the bid for a World Bank Centre for Economic Analysis and Training.
Lale said: “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 is inspire of the quality of our proposal and presentation.”
H expressed optimism that the University is strong as the world enters into the 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  institutional development.
The Vice Chancellor said: “The state of our University is strong as we enter the New Year. Many legacy projects have either been completed or nearly so and we hope that they would further deepen our capacity to deliver quality research and teaching services to our students.
“Almost all departments at the Choba Park have moved to the Permanent Site, while new projects have either taken off or about to do so.
“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 institutional development.
“We need to guide our students to develop new skill sets that would unleash the ‘can-do’ spirit in them, while our research must be capitalised to solve problems in the society. That is the only way WD can remain relevant and be recognised for what we do.”
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