Professor Florence Obi of the Faculty of Education has emerged as the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, UNICAL, 45 years after the institution was founded.
The election that saw her emergence as the new Vice-Chancellor of the institution took place on Thursday.
The Chairman of the Governing Council of the University, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu said Professor Obi defeated 12 other contestants to the position to be elected the 11th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the university.
“What we assured the university community is that we were going to be transparent, open, fair and just.
“There is a guideline from the Ministry of Education as to how to conduct interview for the appointment of vice-chancellor and there are so many parameters we had to look into and that was exactly what we did.
“What I expect from her is to look at what the outgoing Vice-chancellor has done, governance is a continuum, start from where he has stopped and ensure there is integration even amongst all the people that contested with her”, Senator Nwaogu said.
Professor Obi, 65, had served as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration of the university.