Professor Florence Obi of the Faculty of Education has emerged as the 11th and first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar (UNICAL).
Naija News reports that Prof. Obi who was a one-time deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration (UNICAL) will take over from Prof. Zana Akpagu, whose tenure elapses on November 30, 2020.
Speaking to newsmen on Friday, Chairman of the University Governing Council and the Pro-Chancellor, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, said Prof. Obi emerged victorious over twelve others who were qualified as well.
Nwaogu noted that the governing council was guided by the guidelines for the screening of a vice-chancellor as provided by the federal ministry of education.
According to the Pro-Chancellor, the screening exercise was transparent, free and fair to all participants.
She said: “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.
“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.”