WELCOME SPEECH On behalf of myself, the staff and students of the Department of Business Management, I am pleased to welcome you to University of Calabar. I wish to congratulate every one of you, first on having secured your admission and second, for having the good sense to choose to study in the University of Calabar and the Department of Business Management. The department puts students at the center of everything it does; your involvement and success here at the University is central to each and every member of staff. And as you join the community of brilliant and creative people, you stand to benefit from world-class facilities and international networks, and be part of inspiring environment in which important things happen. Your arrival at the University marks a new chapter in the story of your life, with you as the principal author of the chapter. That is to say you have the opportunity to determine the direction and the tempo of your story. Therefore, the new things you will learn, the new knowledge you will acquire, and the new skills you will develop, will go a long way in shaping your personal attributes and arm you for life after University. It will interest you to know that much of the Department experience lies outside of the classroom. There are opportunities and benefits everywhere you look. Your social interactions, relationships/affiliations and community activities may be just as important as your studies. As with all things, you’ll get out of this experience what you put into it. So, give it all you’ve got. No matter what your interests, chances are, there’s a place for you. And if there isn’t, you can build one! Be courageous. Be creative. Our research center/E-library provides opportunities for our students to pursue innovative research in business and management and to develop unique competitive challenges to demonstrate and showcase an understanding of integrating business with technology in a multidisciplinary, team-based environment where innovative skills and creativity are critical to success. Also, our department is proud of its rich culture of diversity and inclusive excellence that makes University of Calabar an exciting place to work and learn. Take advantage of all that the Department of Business Management and the University of Calabar have to offer. Embrace the ecstasy and the joy of making a difference, both locally and universally. As a final point, I want you to be as exciting as I am about this new exploration, about all that you are about to learn and about all the gifts you’ll share with your new community. We are so glad to have you here. We therefore invite you to explore the department’s website to get additional information on our programs, course offerings, requirements, curricula, staff and students, etc. Feel free to also contact me on my mail: [email protected] Once again, welcome. Dr. Chris U. Abeh Ukaidi Head of Department
To produce high quality graduates and scholars in focal areas of learning with theoretical, practical and entrepreneurial skills for the world in a conductive environment through quality research and teaching.
To be a centre of excellence producing global competitive graduates and contributing significantly to development through research.