The Professor of Education, Prof Florence Obi has emerged the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar.
Prof Obi, defeated about 12 other contestants to emerge the first female Vice-Chancellor of the 45-year-old institution.
Professor Zana Akpagu succeeds her. And she is scheduled to take office on December 1st, 2020.
Speaking after the selection, the Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution. And Pro-Chancellor, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu said, the exercise was transparent. And followed the guidelines laid by the Ministry of Education.
She said the emergence of Professor Obi, is a win for women. And that the 10th Governing Council wants her to expand on what the outgoing Vice-Chancellor had achieved.
“What we assured the university community, is that we were going to be transparent. Open, fair and just.
“There is a guideline from the Ministry of Education, like to show how to interview for the appointment. And there are so many parameters, we had to look into. And that is exactly what we did.
“What I expect from her, is to look at what the outgoing Vice-Chancellor has done. Because governance is a continuum, start from where he has stopped. And ensure there is integration even amongst all the people that contested with her.”, Senator Nwaogu said.
In her remarks, Professor Obi said she gives all the glory to God. And promised to run an inclusive administration.
”I’m happy. And return all the glory to God.
“Just received my appointment letter, from the 12th Council as Vice-Chancellor elect. And the process was free and fair. so i promise to run an inclusive administration”, Professor Obi said.
“And the process was free and fair. so i promise to run an inclusive administration”, Professor Obi said.
Because governance is a continuum, start from where he has stopped
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