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Professor Obi Emerges University Of Calabar First Female Vice Chancellor (Photos)

Published by Nairaland on Fri, 11 Sep 2020


<blockquote><b>Florence Obi emerges UNICALs first female VC<br></b><br>Professor Florence Obi of the Faculty of Education has broken a 45-year jinx by emerging the first female Vice-Chancellor-elect of the University of Calabar, Cross River State.<br><br>She emerged top after a rigorous screening exercise involving 12 other candidates.<br><br>Obi will take over from Prof. Zana Akpagu, whose tenure ends on November 30, 2020.<br><br>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.<br><br>Nwaogu described Obi as an astute educational icon and prayed for the success of her tenure as Vice-Chancellor of UNICAL.<br><br>You can see the tranquility in this governing council. What we assured the university community is that we were going to be transparent, open, fair, and just.<br><br>There is a guideline from the Ministry of Education as to how to conduct interview for the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor. There are so many parameters we had to look into and that is exactly what we did, she said.<br><br>She said Obis 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.<br><br>What I expect from her is to look at what the outgoing Vice-Chancellor has done, governance is a continuum, start from where he has stopped and ensure there is integration even amongst all the people that contested with her, Nwaogu said.<br><br>Also speaking, Obi promised to run an inclusive administration, adding, Im happy and return all the glory to God. I have just received my appointment letter from the 12th Council as Vice Chancellor-elect. The process was free and fair, and I promise to run an inclusive administration.<br><br>Obi was a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, and former Commissioner for Women Affairs in Cross River State.<br><br>One of the candidates, Prof Joseph Asor, while reacting to the outcome, said, We lost. Prof Florence Obi won. I came third. I have congratulated her. May God give her the strength and wisdom to pilot the affairs of our university. I thank you all for the support.</blockquote><br><a href="https://www.google.com/amp/s/punchng.com/breaking-florence-obi-emerges-unicals-first-female-vc/%3famp=1">https://www.google.com/amp/s/punchng.com/breaking-florence-obi-emerges-unicals-first-female-vc/%3famp=1</a>
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