Professor Gorgewill Owunari has been announced as the new vice chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt.
The announcement was made on Friday by the Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Port Harcourt, Senator Andrew Uchendu.
Senator Uchendu said Prof. Owunari, from the department of Pharmacology, emerged from twelve other contenders for the top job at the university.
Presenting the new VC to journalists in Port Harcourt, senator Uchendu said “I want to assure all of you that we meticulously complied with the full provisions of the act on the selection of the vice chancellor of the university.
“After interviewing about twelve of them we found three of them appoint-able.
“For the first time in my life I have received a delegation of the President to act on his behalf and on behalf of the president I want to announced to all of us that the council of the university have considered the report of the selection board and approved the appointment of Professor Georgewill Owunari as the 9th vice chancellor of the University of the Port Harcourt”.
Prof. Owunari takes over from Professor Stephen Okududu who was appointed last year on acting capacity.
Addressing journalists after he was announced as the VC, Prof. Owunari promised to carry everyone along during his time in office.