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.
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.