As part of the efforts of the High Commissioner, H. E. Benson Alfred Bana to promote Kiswahili language in our areas of accreditation, His Excellency has facilitated the linking of the University of Port Harcourt, (UNIPORT),  Rivers State, Nigeria and the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Following previous visits of His Excellency to UNIPORT and exchange of correspondence between the two universities, the leadership of  UNIPORT on 3rd April, 2022 embarked on a working visit to the University of Dar es Salaam,  inter alia, to discuss with their counterparts the possibility of collaboration and invigoration of Kiswahili language learning at UNIPORT. Recently, the Summit of AU Heads of State and Government agreed to adopt  Kiswahili language as a working language of AU and UNESCO and declared 7th of July each year Kiswahili Day world over. The Vice Chancellor (VC) and Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC)  of UNIPORT are scheduled to conclude their week- long tour on 9th April, 2022.

  • Right to left: Prof. William A. L. Anangisye and Prof Owunari Abraham Georgewill
  • Right to left: Prof. William A. L. Anangisye and Prof. Clifford Obiyo Ofurum.
  • Prof Owunari Abraham Georgewill, VC UNIPORT and Director of Institute of Kiswahili Studies.
  • Director and Staff of the Institute of Kiswahili Studies with the VC and DVC of UNIPORT.