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  • 2021-02-04 13:16:00


The Mbarakom Community, in the University of Calabar, has extolled the virtues of the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Florence Obi, describing her as a woman of integrity whose track records as an academic has impacted positively on the lives of staff and students.

The President of the Community, Mr. Ekpe Bassey showered the praise when he led other members of Mbarakom community on a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor at the Council Chambers of the institution.

The Community leader who congratulated the Vice Chancellor on her appointment as the 11th and First female Vice Chancellor of the institution expressed confidence in her ability to turn the tide around for the good of the institution.

Describing the Vice Chancellor as a ‘community builder’, he said her giant strides as Dean of Education showed that she possess the leadership skills and zeal to deliver on her mandate, adding that her commitment to the welfare of staff and students have been phenomenal.

He also used the opportunity of the visit to thank the Vice Chancellor for appointing an indigene of Mbarakom Community as Acting Bursar of the institution, assuring that, as a financial expert of great repute, she will contribute her quota to the growth of the institution.

In his words, ‘’as a community builder we want to thank you for appointing one of our own, Mrs. Atim Mensah as Acting Bursar of the institution. We believe she will serve the institution diligently’’

Mr. Ekpe appealed to the Vice Chancellor to ensure that students results are promptly released to enable them graduate in due time.

Responding, the Vice Chancellor, commended members of the community for deeming it fit to pay her a visit, saying she was keen on the visit since it has to do with the Acting Bursar, who is a daughter from the community.

Prof. Florence Obi thanked members of the community for standing firm for their daughter, saying it is a mark of solidarity and love.

She said the choice of Mrs. Atim Mensah as Acting Bursar was approved by the University Council, stressing that, having assumed the position; she stands a chance to be confirmed as a substantive Bursar.

The University helmsman further stated that her confirmation would be consequent upon her performance as Acting Bursar.

On the delays in churning-out students’ results, she said she was working with the University Senate to ensure that all Departments submit their results on time in order to enable students graduate as and when due.

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