UNIPORT Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Andrew Efemini dies two days after appointment
Professor Andrew Efemini, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, has died.
Professor Efemini died on Saturday, July 31, at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.
His death was confirmed in a statement issued by Sam Kpenu, the University of Port Harcourt’s Public Relations Officer.
Efemini was a professor of Developmental Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, until his death.
He was recently appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) at the 459th Senate Meeting (Extra-ordinary) on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
The institution’s Governing Council had yet to approve the appointment.
According to the PRO’s statement,
“the Vice Chancellor, Professor Owunari Georgewill, described Professor Efemini as a man of ideas, whose contributions had assisted the growth of the University.”
The Vice Chancellor made the remark during a condolence visit to the deceased’s family.
At the time of writing, the cause of his death had not been revealed.
The late professor, on the other hand, recently underwent a successful surgery in India.