The Centre of General Studies and Communication Skills offers a programme of study which is aimed at stimulating and broadening the student's awareness and knowledge in relevant fields outside his immediate area of specialization.
The courses offered are made to span a vast area and variety of knowledge: from the Nigerian historical, political and sociological situation, the pure sciences, critical, analytical and logical reasoning computer awareness and application. Visit GSS Website
What is an inaugural lecture?
Inaugural lectures are a great opportunity to learn more about the exciting, and ground-breaking research and teaching being carried out by colleagues across the University. All new Professors, both internally promoted and externally appointed, are asked to give an inaugural lecture on any aspect of their work, in recognition of their appointment.
Lectures are held across all Colleges and subject areas, ensuring a broad range of topics to suit all interests and research themes. Inaugurals also provide an opportunity to celebrate and share Professors' achievements in research, teaching, engagement, and innovation, across the University of Calabar and beyond.
Can anyone attend?
Yes! Entrance to inaugural lectures is free, although registration is usually required. All staff, student and members of the community are encouraged to attend to learn more about the wide range of teaching and research across the University.
When are lectures held?
Inaugural lectures are usually held from 1.00pm during term time. Lectures run for approximately one hour, and are usually followed by a celebratory drinks reception that all attendees are welcome to attend.
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To enhance capacity of staff in cutting edge research, pedagogy and service delivery through linkages and collaboration with other universities and research organizations; students and staff exchanges nationally and internationally.
Insufficient energy generation is identified as one of the major factors militating against sustainable socio-economic development in Nigeria. Adequate research is therefore required to explore alternative sources of energy.