Prof. Florence Obi, Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, UNICAL, has announced the promotion of 15 Academics to the Professorial cadre amidst the ASUU strike.
Prof. Obi, who disclosed this recently at a Special Session of the Senate, said six were Professors and nine Associate Professors.
The new Professors are;
Bassey Eyo Bassey (Accounting), Mary Mgbekem Achi (Nursing Science), Regina Ella (Nursing Science), Anthonia Ikpeme (Radiology), Affiong Joseph (Animal Science) and Christiana Ihejiamaizu (Science Education).
The New Associate Professors include; Rev. Fr. Dr Christopher Naseri (Religious & Cultural Studies), Dr Azubuike Ekwere (Geology), Dr Richard Ukpanukpong (Biochemistry), Dr Lawson Ekpe (Chemical Pathology), and Dr Anne Meremikwu (Science Education).
Others include; Dr Essien Essien (Social Science Education), Dr Cecilia Beshel (Adult Education), Dr Cecilia Essien (Adult Education) and Dr Okon Ani (Library & Information Science Education).
Prof. Florence Obi is the 11th VC of UNICAL and the first female to occupy the seat.
She congratulated the new professors and charged them to regard their jobs as a service to humanity.
The VC also challenged them to put in more effort to produce well-equipped graduates for the overall benefit of the nation.