Right from the heydays of Diete Spliff the first indigenous governor of Rivers state, the state has been recognized as pillar for education in the entire south-south zone of Nigeria. So it is not surprising that there are over 6 higher institutions of learning to be found dotted around the state. This post gives you the top 6 Universities and higher institutions in Port Harcourt and where to find them both online and offline.
University of Port Harcourt
Easily one of the top higher institutions in the region and indeed in the country, University of Port Harcourt, commonly called Uniport, is situated at Choba; a town on the outskirts of the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area. Heading out of town, you can find the Choba campus at the very end of the NTA-Choba road where it meets with the East-West road. The website is www.uniport.edu.ng
Rivers State University of Science and Technology
Popularly called RSUST or UST for short, the Rivers State University of Science and Technology is located at Diobu, at the popularly Mile 3 junction smack in the middle of Port Harcourt. It is very easy to locate and can be found easily by taking a vehicle from Rumuokoro straight down to Mile 3. The website is www.ust.edu.ng
Kunelu Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic
Popularly known as RivPoly or in some cases Bori Polytechnic, this higher institution can be found in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers state. It has two campuses for management sciences and engineering. Vehicles from Rumuokoro, Eleme junction and Tank junction regularly head directly to the Polytechnic and it is not hard to miss. The website is www.rivpolybori.edu.ng
Madonna University, Elele
Madonna University is one of the most popular private owned universities in the country with campuses spread out across several south-eastern states. The Department of Medicine and Surgery has its campus at Elele just after Ahoada in Rivers state. The website is www.madonnauniversity.edu.ng/mu-elele-campus
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education
Formerly known as the Rivers State College of Education until 2009 when it was made a University of Education by the University of Education Law of the State House of Assembly, the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, IAUE is situated at Rumuolumeni. The website is www.iaue.edu.ng
Rivers State College of Health Science and Technology
This college of science and technology is situated at Rumukpirikom, just beside the Chibuike Amaechi road junction on the Ikwerre road expressway. The school has departments for health technology and health science. The website is www.rschst.edu.ng
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