It’s a Dawn of A New Era As Prof. Florence Banku Obi Takes Over as 11th VC of UNICAL

Prof. Florence Obi takes over as VC of UNICAL

It’s a Dawn of A New Era As Prof. Florence Banku Obi Takes Over as 11th VC of UNICAL

Following the end to the tenure of Prof. Zana Itunbe Akpagu as the 10th Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) on November 30, 2020, Prof. Florence Banku Obi, has taken over as the 11th VC of the institution.

Today, December 1, 2020, history has been made in the University as Prof. Obi, the Czar of Quality University Education and the Amazon of Academic Excellence, takes over as the first female VC of UNICAL, 45 years after the institution was established.

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Obi was elected as the new VC of UNICAL on the 10th of September, 2020. She will run the affairs of the institution for 5 years; from December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2025.

Some dignitaries at the investiture of Prof. Florence Banku Obi;

1. Pro-Chancellor of UNICAL, Sen. Nkechi Nwaogu.
2. H.E. Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River State and Wife, Mrs. Onari Duke
3. Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ivara Esu and Wife, Mrs. Omotunde Ivara Esu
4. High Chief Asuquo Ekpenyong
5. Newly elected VC of CRUTECH, Prof. Austine Angba.

6. Senator Florence Ita-Giwa
7. Minister of State for Power, Prince Goddy Jedy-Agba
8. Former VC of CRUTECH and Federal University Lafia, Prof. Eka Braide
9. Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V
10. Paramount Rulers of Calabar South, Municipality and Bakassi

11. Former VC of UNICAL, Prof. Kevin Etta
12. Newly elected VC of UNIUYO, Prof. Nyaudoh Ukpabio Ndaeyo
13. VC of UNIBEN
14. VC of UNILAG

16. Captain of industries
17. Service Chiefs
18. University Dons, among many others.

Ma, as you climb this gigantic height in our highly esteemed University Ivory Tower, it is our belief that you will proof to the world that women are the best.

Cross section of dignitaries
Cross section of dignitaries at the ceremony

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