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UNICAL Appoints Prof. Florence Obi as New Vice-Chancellor

UNICAL Appoints Prof. Florence Obi as New Vice-Chancellor.

The Governing Council of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) in Cross River State has approved the appointment of Professor Florence Obi as the first female Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

She emerged top after a rigorous screening exercise involving 12 other candidates.

Prof. Obi of the Faculty of Education will take over from Prof. Zana Akpagu, whose tenure ends on November 30, 2020.

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The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council, UNICAL, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, who announced the emergence of Obi on Friday, congratulated her for emerging the first female Vice-Chancellor of the 45-year-old institution.

Nwaogu described Obi as “an astute educational icon” and prayed for the success of her tenure as Vice-Chancellor of UNICAL.

She said Obi’s emergence is a victory for the women and said the 10th Governing Council expects her to build on what the outgoing Vice-Chancellor had done.

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