VC SET TO REPOSITION UNICAL FARM
The Department of Agriculture Forestry and Wildlife Resource Management has been advised to unbundle the University farm to enable access to Central Bank loans.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi gave the advice during an interactive forum with faculty members held in the Council Chamber of the University.
Prof. Florence obi said the interactive forum was informed by a proposal received from the Special Adviser to the Governor of Central Bank and the visit of a Unical alumnus who works with the Central Bank, Calabar Branch.
The Vice Chancellor who stressed on the need to reposition the Unical farm with the help of the Central Bank also stressed on the need to unbundle the farm saying this will enhance possible access to a grant of about 3.4 billion naira.
In her words ‘’I have earlier discussed with the Dean of Agriculture Forestry and Wildlife Resource Management on my desire to reposition this faculty because I strongly believe that if we work assiduously and with commitment, we can turn this farm around.
“If we have individuals who have no degree in agriculture related courses succeeding, what about those who have degrees and knowledge on how to run a farm.”
The Vice Chancellor urged the Dean and his team to come up with a proposal, stating the managerial structure/finances that will be use to facilitate the farm and restore equipment; also a projection of income that will be generated and a projection on how to repay the loan.
In his response, the Dean of Agriculture Forestry and Wildlife Resource Management, Prof Ausaji A. Ayuk commended the Vice Chancellor for her commitment towards the revival and development of the University, especially in the faculty and pledged to act rapidly on the discussion and decisions taken.
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