The newly appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Prof. Andrew Efemini whose appointment is yet to be confirmed is dead.
According to a senior official of the university who confirmed the incident, Efemini died at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) of an undisclosed illness during the weekend.
UNIPORT’S Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Owunari Georgewill who visited the family of the deceased described the late Prof. Efemini as a man of ideas, whose contributions had led to the growth of the institution.
Efemini was until his death a Professor of Psychology of Development in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities.
He was appointed the DVC Academics at the 459th Senate Meeting on July 28th but died before his new office could be approved by the Governing Council of the institution.