The newly appointed DVC Of UNIPORT dies after 2 days of appointment into his new office. Five days after his election as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor-elect, Academic, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Prof Andrew Efemini, died suddenly, leaving everyone in shock.
Both the family, university community, academics, human rights and civil society have been mourning as a result of the demise of the outspoken and highly prolific professor. Late Professor Andrew Efemini, had often times spoken of his health challenges in the public as being a diabetic patient for many years. However, as at the time of the sad news, it wasn’t clear if he died as a result of complications from this terminal sickness.
Reliable sources within the university community confirmed his sudden death but pleased anonymity. This is because his immediate family has not officially communicated to the university about the sudden demise of the prof.
This is the statement made by the Public Relations Officer of the Institution, Sam Kpenu:
“The management of the University of Port Harcourt announces the sudden death of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, Prof Andrew Efemini, who died Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the University teaching hospital (UPTH).“
He went further in his statement to describe the late Professor as a man of wisdom, a man whose ideas has contributed massively to the growth of the Institution. He also added that the death of the late Professor was a huge loss to him.
Insidegistblog also gathered that the late Professor Andrew Efemini’s election into office as the Deputy Vice Chancellor-Academica at the 459th senate meeting (Extra-ordinaty) took place on 28th July, 2021. His appointment into office was still awaiting the approval of the governing council.
Insidegistblog also gathered that the late Professor was a Professor of Philosophy of Development in the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities.
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