The University of Port Harcourt has lost its newly appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Efemini.
The Management of the University of Port Harcourt in a statement signed by Sam Kpenu, the Public Relations Officer confirmed the sudden demise of the Deputy Vice Chancellor-designate in charge of Academic,
The University said the unfortunate death took place on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH).
“Speaking when he paid a condolence visit to the family, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Owunari Georgewill, described Professor Efemini as a man of ideas, whose contributions had assisted the growth of the University. The Vice Chancellor said the exit of Professor Efemini was a personal loss to him.
Professor Efemini was elected as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at the 459th Senate Meeting (Extra-ordinary) on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. His appointment was awaiting approval by the Governing Council before his untimely demise on Saturday.
He was a Professor of Philosophy of Development in the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities,” the statement reads.
Late Mr Efemini of the philosophy department is well-known in Rivers State for his good analysis on politics and development on radio. He is believer and preacher of better Nigeria and a core activist whose time as the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, can’t be forgotten in a hurry.