Friday, September 11

UNICAL appoints Akpagu as new VC

The Governing Council of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) has announced Professor Zana Itiunbe Akpagu, the current Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) as the new and 10th Vice Chancellor of the institution.

Professor Akpagu who is the second Vice Chancellor to emerge from the Faculty of Arts after the shortlived tenure of Professor Solomon Unoh in 1995 will take over from Prof James Epoke whose tenure ends in November 30, 2015.

Making the announcement at the Council Chamber of the Institution, the Pro chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, Chief (Dr) Emmanuel Iwuanyawu disclosed that Prof Akpagu polled an average score of 74% to win what he described as a ‘ Close Contest’.

He said that eight candidates who were duly screened participated in the Interview Selection exercise which has been described as one of the fairest since the inception of the institution and commended Council for maintaining decorum, integrity and high standard throughout the entire process.

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