Florence Obi takes over as 11th UNICAL VC

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Professor Florence Obi has been sworn in as the 11th Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar and the first female to head the institution in 45 years.

Obi was sworn in on Tuesday in Calabar by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of UNICAL Governing Council, Nkechi Nwaogu.

Obi, a Professor of Special Needs Education in the university, was appointed the VC of the institution on September 10, 2020, replacing Prof. Zana Akpagu, whose tenure ended on November 30, 2020.

Speaking at the inauguration, the new Vice Chancellor expressed her commitment to the enthronement of academic excellence through quality research output, teaching and learning, scholarly publications as well as integrity of examination results.

She said, “As a psychologist, I shall deploy the concept of effective motivation, which connects the personal goals, and needs of the worker to our goals as a University.

“I expect attitudinal change from all categories of staff in terms of commitment to their schedule of duty in appreciation of the new administration disposition to welfare.


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