University of Calabar

UNICAL new VC promises an all inclusive administration

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof Florence Obi has reiterated that all sectors of the Institution will be given due attention in the course of her administration. The Vice Chancellor said this at a goodwill message she delivered at the Annual Christmas Carol of 9 Lessons held at the Chapel of Redemption, University of Calabar.

Prof Florence Obi who also read the second carol lesson at the event said she will endeavour to carry everybody along in the discharge of her functions and called on the leadership of the Redemption Chapel to work along with her. She said her administration is open to advice and constructive criticism adding that the service of building the university was a common call that should be heeded by all.

UNICAL new VC promises an all inclusive administration

The Vice Chancellor said her administration earnestly need the prayers of the Chapel to perform optimally and to succeed following the growing challenges of insecurity in the nation. She specially lauded the children choir for performing marvellously and the main Choir for their exceptional rendition.

In his response, the Acting Chaplain, Rev Steve Ogbonna pledged the readiness of the Redemption Chapel to partner with her administration and to steadily pray for its success.

UNICAL notice on Christmas break

Management has granted approval for staff of the university to proceed on Christmas holiday from Wednesday ,December 23,2020

Staff on essential duties are however to continue discharging their official schedules within the period . in view of the pro curious security situations in the country general and recent happenings in the university community. We expect the chief security officer to take extra measures in ensuring adequate security coverage on campus throughout the holiday period. 

UNICAL notice on Christmas break

It should be noted that. work resume for all staff on Monday, January 4,2021

On behalf of the Vice chancellor i wish all staff a safe and joyous Christmas even as we return to an eventful New year 2021.



Gabriel O. Egbe, fcai


We won’t go back to classes on empty stomachs – ASUU members

It appears the feud between the federal government and ASUU has barely seen the light of the day, as members of the union in Calabar have vowed to continue with the strike until the Federal Government meets the union&-8217;s demands, saying they will not go back to the classes on empty stomachs. 

Dr Aniekan Brown who is the zonal chairman of the union, disclosed this when he addressed a press conference at the University of Calabar on Monday, November 2.

We won’t go back to classes on empty stomachs – ASUU members

The press conference was attended by ASUU chairmen from universities in the zone which comprises Abia State University, Akwa Ibom State University, Cross River University of Technology, Alex Ekwueme University, Ebonyi, University of Uyo and University of Calabar.

UNICAL issues notice to staff and students

The management of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) has released a statement concerning the recent attack of some facilities in the university during the -EndSARS protest. 

The statement reads, &-8220;Recall that management had earlier requested of Administrative, Professional and Technical staff of the university to resume work after the protracted lockdown occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. However, the recent event in the state where Hoodlums Hijacked the peaceful Endsars protests by the youth to unleash terror on individuals&-8217; private property the state and some institutions have taken us a little backward.

UNICAL issues notice to staff and students

Management condemns in strong terms the dastardly acts especially those targeted at our hallowed institution and vows to bring the perpetrators to book.

It took our university so much to put these teaching and learning facilities in place and so we will not fold our hands and watch miscreants destroy these facilities with utmost impunity. Management advised staff with useful information on the perpetrator of these devilish acts to freely contact the Chief Security Officer of the university.

Meanwhile, the 24hours curfew imposed by the cross river state government is still in effect as part of the measures to forestall total breakdown of law and order in the state our staff are accordingly advised to adhere to the state government order by staying at home until further notice let me use this opportunity to commend the gallantry of our security personnel and our ever responsible students who confronted the hoodlums thereby reducing the effects of the devastating on our properties may the Good Lord keep you safe both now and always.&-8221;