UNICAL VC CALLS FOR INCREASED TETFUND PRESENCE IN THE UNIVERSITY
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence B. Obi has called on the Tertiary Education Trust fund (Tetfund) to massively increase its presence in the institution.
The Vice Chancellor, made the call when officials of the Education Agency led by Mr. Oye Femi Abdul- Rasheed paid her a working visit in the conference room of the Vice Chancellor’s office.
Prof. Florence Obi said the University under her leadership intends to have a robust, closer and lively relationship with the funding agency and will want to see more of the impact of the body in the university.
She said that the institution has had to grapple with several infrastructural challenges over the years which resulted in many errors and shortcomings which the university will not want a repeat.
The Vice Chancellor also said that with the visit of the Tetfund officials, the university will be guided in the path of best practices, adding that, the interactive process will also be a learning curve and beneficial to the institution.
In an earlier address, the leader of the Tetfund team, Mr. Oye Femi Abdul-Rasheed said that the foremost university funding agency was in the institution to carry out a forensic exercise on past and ongoing projects.
He said that the exercise which will cover projects executed from 2012 to date is devoid of witch- hunt but rather aimed at propagating knowledgeable, effective and sound mode of Tetfund operations.
Other officials of the university who were in attendance at the event include the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin), Prof Michael Okom, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof Angela Oyo-ita, Registrar, Mr. Gabriel Egbe, Acting Bursar, Mrs. Atim Mensah, Director of Audit, Mr. Nicholas Agbo, Director of Physical Planning, Arc. James Ikpi, Director of Works, Engr Joseph Alaga and Deputy Registrar, Vice Chancellor’s office, Mr. Otogo Obule.
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