Offiong, Eight others jostle for Unical’s vice-chancellor position
…Promises to transform Unical within his tenure
As the race for who becomes the next vice-chancellor of University of Calabar move up gear, a professor of organic Chemistry from the University of Calabar Offiong Efanga Offiong has formally declared his intention to take over from the incumbent Zana Akpagu as the Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
Offiong who served as Commissioner for education during the Liyel Imoke Administration while addressing Journalists over his ambition to take over as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, said under his watch the citadel of learning will become a world-class University to be reckoned with in Nigeria and the rest of the World.
As the tenure of current Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Zana Akpagu expires December 1, 2020, not less than nine professors are jostling for the ivory towers’ plum job.
The aspirants include Offiong Offiong of the Department of Chemistry: Joseph Asor (Biological Science); Ndiyo Ayara (Economics); Francis Bisong (Geography) and Florence Obi, (Education) and former Commissioner for Women Affairs, and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics.
Others are Patrick Asuquo (Education Administration); Eyong Ubana (English); Benedict Ita (Chemistry) and Anne Asuquo (Medical Microbiology).
According to the former Commissioner for education, “I am interested in the office as advertised by the governing Board of the University as the incumbent sized to be the Vice-Chancellor, I promised to move the University forward “
As a product of the University of Calabar, I am sure the University can bring development to our State, you know God has been preparing me for a position of leadership, God wants to use me will transform the University of Calabar within my tenure”
“In my Administration, everybody will be happy, when a system is large, issues will come up, nobody will be left out because I will reintroduce strong committees system where everybody will play his or her part in our University”
Offiong promises to institutionalized committee the system in the University of Calabar.