Stella Dimoko University Of Calabar's 45 Year Jinx Broken As Florence Obi Emerges As 1st Female VC....


Advertisement - Mobile In-Article

Saturday, September 12, 2020

University Of Calabar's 45 Year Jinx Broken As Florence Obi Emerges As 1st Female VC....

Professor Florence Obi of the Faculty of Education has broken a 45-year jinx by emerging the first female Vice-Chancellor-elect of the University of Calabar, Cross River State.

She emerged top after a rigorous screening exercise involving 12 other candidates.

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

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council, UNICAL, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, who announced the emergence of Obi on Friday, congratulated her for emerging the first female Vice-Chancellor of the 45-year-old institution.

Nwaogu described Obi as “an astute educational icon” and prayed for the success of her tenure as Vice-Chancellor of UNICAL.

“You can see the tranquility in this governing council. 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 a Vice-Chancellor. There are so many parameters we had to look into and that is exactly what we did,” she said.

She said Obi’s emergence is a victory for the women and said the 10th Governing Council expects her to build on what the outgoing Vice-Chancellor had done.

 Obi promised to run an inclusive administration, adding, “I’m happy and return all the glory to God. I have just received my appointment letter from the 12th Council as Vice Chancellor-elect. The process was free and fair, and I promise to run an inclusive administration.”

Obi was a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, and former Commissioner for Women Affairs in Cross River State.

from @punchnewspaper on Instagram


  1. Congratulations, ma'am. May your tenure bring peace and progress to UNICAL.

  2. Congratulations professor obi.

  3. Congrats Ma'am. Women doing it right since 17the century

  4. Congrats mama. More women wud take over in Jesus' name

  5. Beautiful Prof God bless you ma.

  6. Faculty of Education again πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ€ΈπŸ€ΈπŸ€ΈπŸ€ΈπŸ€ΈπŸ€ΈπŸ€ΈπŸ€ΈπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒa big congratulations to you ma.

  7. Congrats momma!! Women doing great things.

  8. Congratulations ma'am

  9. Congratulations Prof.
    We believe, there will be a great transformation in the university. Indeed, God hears the cry of his children.

  10. Hearty congratulations ma. Beauty with brains... Keep conquering and breaking limits... ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    God grant you grace and wisdom with long life to succeed in this new position...

  11. Women are marching on, and the gates of men shall not prevail πŸ’ͺπŸ˜›πŸ˜

    1. 🀣🀣🀣 @ "the gates of men shall not prevail".
      OBIOMA you are something else! 🀣🀣🀣

  12. Nkechi Nwaogu is Unical pro chancellor? Wow
    Congrats Prof.

  13. Congrats Prof... Women are really doing great.

  14. Congratulations Prof. Obi! Such a beauty with brains! πŸŽ–️πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ†
    Women winning everywhere!
    These are the type of women we need. Pacesetters, trail-blazers!✔️πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

  15. I thought the woman was 45 based on your headline at a glance. Not that it matters though...

  16. 3Amigos Bread @ 6 Okesalu St, Ikotun. 0813851632812 September 2020 at 18:42

    Good for her. Another woman doing something great πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’ƒπŸ½

  17. Women breaking glass ceiling. Congratulations madam.


Disclaimer: Comments And Opinions On Any Part Of This Website Are Opinions Of The Blog Commenters Or Anonymous Persons And They Do Not Represent The Opinion Of

Pictures and culled stories posted on this site are given credit and if a story is yours but credited to the wrong source,Please contact and corrections will be made..

If you have a complaint or a story,Please Contact Via
Mobile Phone +4915210724141