Professor Florence Obi of the Faculty of Education has broken a forty-five-year jinx by emerging the first female Vice-Chancellor-elect of the University of Calabar, Cross River State.
Professor Obi emerged top after a rigorous screening exercise involving twelve other candidates, was a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and former Commissioner for Women Affairs in Cross River State.
She will take over from Professor Zana Akpagu, whose tenure ends on November thirtieth, 2020.
The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council, UNICAL, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, who announced the emergence of Obi yesterday, congratulated her for emerging the first female Vice-Chancellor of the forty-five-year -old institution.
Senator Nwaogu described Obi as “an astute educational icon” and prayed for the success of her tenure as Vice-Chancellor of UNICAL.