After hours of jostling, the governing council of the University of Calabar led by senator Nkechi Nwaogu, finally decided the 11th vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar which is Professor (Mrs) Florence Banku obi
The screening which was held at the Unical hotel conference centre lasted for about 10 hours expanding from 10 am to 8 pm and a total of 13 aspirants were screened.
The major contenders for the seat of the vice Chancellor included Professor Joseph Asor, Professor Florence Banku Obi, professor Offiong E. Offiong, and professor Andem Ayara.
Professor Zana Akpagu who came into office in November 2015 would be handing over to professor Florence obi later in November. After five years of professor Zana Akpagu’s administration, he is tagged as the best vice Chancellor in the history of the Indegenous institution.
Professor Florence Banku Obi Florence, the former Deputy Vice-chancellor (Academic) is a mother of four and grandmother of six from Bansan Osokom, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, whose successful academic voyage began at the University of Calabar in March 1990 (30 years ago)
She has been a Professor of Special Needs Education for 13 years. She has made a record as she becomes the first-ever female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar and one of the few female vice Chancellors in Nigeria.