The history of Foundation Studies Unit (FSU) is lucidly etched on the framework of the history of the Institute of Foundation Studies (IFS). The Institute of Foundation Studies was established as a preferred option to the General Studies Division founded in most other Universities. It was engineered to expose all students who passed through the then Rivers State University of Science and Technology (now – Rivers State University) to a meaningful component of liberal education in the humanities and the social sciences. After meeting the criteria and providing the technical grounds for the creation of new Faculties, the University Senate approved the establishment of the Faculties of Humanities, and that of the Social Sciences, which took effect during the 2018/2019 academic session. As the lecturers moved into the Faculties with broadened scope of endowing students with holistic education, the Institute of Foundation Studies (IFS) was restructured into the current Foundation Studies Unit (FSU).
The overall aim of the Foundation Studies Unit is to provide a robust service to the academic Departments of the entire University. To do this effectively, the Unit has the following objectives:
The current Director, Rev. Fr. Dr. C.N. Ogbujah is a Reader, and the pioneer Acting Head, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He was among the staff of the then Institute of Foundation Studies (IFS) who worked assiduously for the creation of the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, and thus, led to the rebranding of the Institution by the State’s parliament to Rivers State University (from Rivers State University of Science and Technology). He has made tremendous contributions to teaching and learning, and to the overall administration of this great University community for the past seventeen (17) years.
QUALIFICATIONS: Rev. Dr. Ogbujah was well prepared academically for the arduous challenges today’s world poses to the enterprise of teaching and administration. His academic laurels include: A Doctorate Degree in Philosophy (Ethics) in 2006; a Masters’ Degree in Educational Psychology – (M. Ed.) in 2007; Masters’ Degree in Philosophy – (M. A.) 2002; and Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) 2001(all at the University of Port Harcourt). Dr. Ogbujah studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Sacred Theology (B. Th.) 1997; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy (B. Phil.) 1992 from the prestigious Urbaniana Universitas, Rome.
|Name||Rank||Area Of Specialization|
|Rev. Fr. Dr. Columbus N. Ogbujah||Reader||Teaching Stafffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Emma Davies||Senior Lecturer||Teaching Staffemail@example.com|
|Sordum Abbot Neebee||Admin Officer I / Unit Officer||Non-Teaching Stafffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Koteh Tombari Patience||Secretary||Non-Teaching Staff||No Email|
|Chinyere Isoro||Admin Officer II||Non-Teaching Staff||No Email|
|Vanessa Wabali||Admin Officer II||Non-Teaching Staff||No Email|
|Esther Bright Ihunda||Admin Officer II||Non-Teaching Staff||No Email|
|Florence N. Amadi||Messenger||Non-Teaching Staff||No Email|
|Walter Stephen||Dispatch||Non-Teaching Staff||No Email|
|Lawrence Onyeso||Non-Teaching Staff||No Email|