- Goodluck Jonathan, alumnus and a member of the pioneer graduate of the University of Port Harcourt alumni set of 1981 will host his former classmates
- Activities lined up for the programme include a lecture, an excursion and a dinner and award night
- Prof Ebiegberi Alagoa, pioneer deputy vice chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt is to serve as the guest lecturer
Former President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, will this weekend host the University of Port Harcourt alumni set of 1981.
Jonathan, an alumnus and a member of the pioneer graduate class of 1981 of the federal institution will alongside other of his former school mates participate in reunion activities scheduled for Thursday November 25 to Saturday 27, 2021 in Yenagoa the Bayelsa state capital.
A statement from the media office of Dr Goodluck Jonathan notes that activities lined up for the programme include a lecture, an excursion and a dinner and award night.
The statement adds that the reunion programme is part of activities of the alumni aimed at fostering bond among old classmates and a platform to deliberate on issues affecting their alma mater and give back to the school and society in general.
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The statement indicates that Prof Ebiegberi Alagoa, pioneer deputy vice chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt is to serve as the guest lecturer for the conference scheduled for 10 am on Saturday while Sen. Douye Diri, Governor of Bayelsa of State and an alumnus of the School will serve as special guest of honour and King Alfred Diette- Spiff , former Governor of Old River State and Amanyanabo of Twon Brass is the Royal Father of the Day .
The University of Port Harcourt located in Rivers state, was established in 1975 as University College, but was upgraded to a full-fledged university in 1977. The school popularly called Uniport has over the years groomed many illustrious leaders and trailblazers of international repute and the reunion is meant to encourage young and upcoming generations on the power of education.
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