University Of Calabar Produces First Female Vice-Chancellor & She Is, Professor Florence Obi.

Prof. Florence Obi.

Professor Florence Obi has emerged the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar.

Professor Obi got the position on Thursday, September 10 after hours of meeting by the governing council of the institution led by Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, who oversaw the screening which was held at the UNICAL hotel conference center for hours with a total of 13 aspirants screened. 

Obi is the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the UNICAL after 45 years since the institution was established and before emerging VC, was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) Academics.

She was also a member of the University Governing Council, where she used her wealth of experience in the growth and development of the University.

She had served as Commissioner, Ministry of Women Affairs, and Social Development and member of the Cross River State Executive Council in 2007.

Obi will take over from Professor Zana Akpagu, whose tenure ends on November 30, 2020.