Meet Prof. Banku-Obi the first female Vice Chancellor of UNICAL

Meet Prof. Banku-Obi the first female Vice Chancellor of UNICAL

Prof. Florence Banku-Obi has emerged the first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), and many on social media are celebrating her on achieving the top feat.

Meet Prof. Banku-Obi the first female Vice Chancellor of UNICAL

She is the first female VC of the federal university, 45 years after its establishment.

Announcing the result on Friday in Calabar, Sen. Nkechi Nwaogu, Pro- Chancellor and Chairman of Unical Governing Council, said the process of selection was transparent.

Nwaogu said that the Council had assured the 13 contestants for the position of a transparent, fair and just selection process.

She explained that they used the guidelines set up by the Federal Ministry of Education on the conduct of interview for the appointment of a Vice Chancellor.

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At the end of the day, we had a brand new first female VC of the University in the last 45 years. The interview was transparent and some of the contestants are part of our council.

“What I expect of her is to look at what the outgoing VC has done because governance is a continuous process. She should invite all those who contested with her and build a team.

“No one person can execute the programmes without the integration of other erudite administrators that presented their CVs yesterday.

“She should be an integrative agent and I expect her to look inward on the areas of internally generated revenue and pluck the areas.

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“She needs to motivate staff and students of the school and as an erudite Professor and a mother, I know that she will bring all these to bear,” she said.

She congratulated Banku-Obi and wished her the best in her tenure.

Speaking after emerging the first female VC of the institution, Prof. Florence Banku-Obi said she was elated and happy, adding that she returned all the glory to God.

“I am very happy today, I just received my appointment letter from the 12th Council as the 11th VC elect effective from Dec. 1, 2020.

It was a free and fair contest and I am happy about it. The University of Calabar should expect an inclusive administration from me,” she said

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Prof. Banku-Obi will be taking over from Prof. Zana Akpagu whose tenure will end on 30 Nov.

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