Centre for Educational Services (CES)


The Centre for Educational Services (CES) was carved out of the then Unical Consultancy Services (UNICALCONS) in 1998 with the mandate to run and coordinate all Non-NUC Educational programmes of the University of Calabar. It is primarily an Academic Internal revenue generating venture operated by the University.

Mission Statement

The Centre for Educational Services was established by Senate of the University with the twin mandate of
  • Providing Community service to the immediate catchment area of the University and beyond through Educational Consultancy Service (On-Campus, Non-NUC Certificate, Diploma and Degree Programmes, off-campus Continuing Education i.e (Extra-mural studies programme, dissemination of knowledge through workshops, seminars and conferences).
  • Generating revenue for the University through efficient discharge of the aforementioned functions.
The raison d'etre of the CES, lies in its ability to make its impact felt by the University Community and its catchment areas.

Composition of The Centre

  • English Language and Communication Skills
  • Philosophy and Logic
  • Citizenship Education
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Computer Application and Programming
These units are expected to be so dovetailed into studies and with such that the Pure Sciences, Medical and Mechanical oriented students receive an appropriate dose of the Humanities while those in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, including the Legal profession, receive an equivalent and equally appropriate dosage of the Pure Sciences. This integration which is expected to broaden the area of learning and produce an all round graduate is the reason why no student can receive a University of Calabar degree in any discipline without meeting the GSS requirement.

Academic Programs

The Centre presently runs nine (9) Diploma programmes and fourteen (14) part-time programmes, a Pre-degree, Certificate and Sandwich programmes. A break-down of the programmes are as follows:

Diploma Programmes
Part-Time Degree Programmes


The centre has a Director, an Accountant, an Administrative Secretary and a Chief Internal Auditor. However, it operates through a Board Chaired by the Vice Chancellor and some other members. The academic Programmes of the centre are located in various Faculties and Institutes. There is a subsisting ASUU-UNICAL MANAGEMENT agreement which regulates the payment of honoraria to participating academic staff and other benefits accruable to departments running the programmes.