Prof. Florence Obi becomes first female UNICAL VC

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Professor Florence Obi has emerged as the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar. She clinched the position on Thursday, September 10 after hours of meeting with the governing council of the institution led by Senator Nkechi Nwaogu.

Obi who was the Deputy Vice-chancellor is now the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the UNICAL after 45 years since the institution was established.

She served as the Commissioner, Ministry of Women Affairs, and Social Development and member of the Cross River State Executive Council in 2007.

Obi will take over from Professor Zana Akpagu, whose tenure ends on November 30, 2020.


  1. A very big congratulations to her. What a man can do, it is said that a woman can do better
    I call upon her to make sure the university is brought up to its glory within this her tenure
    She should try to make sure that the institution is run well as it is supposed

  2. Well deserved appointment with all her wealth of experience and knowledge, I hope she will be able to pilot the affairs of the university of Calabar without any obstacles and I pray that the Lord will be your strength. Proudly to be a woman

  3. You have really contributed to the development of your State and Nigerian at large. You deserve to be appointed as vice Chancellor, may Almighty God be your strength and guide you throughout your tenure of stay. Congratulations to you once again.

  4. Wow this is good at least from her now men will know the difference of leadership between men and women. From first female VC now you will her first another first female president and Governor. A big congratulations to you Ma enjoy your position.

  5. Congratulations Prof. Florence Obi as you become the first Female to appointed as the Vice Chancellor of UNICAL God will lead you and he will take you through. What a great female. What a man can do a woman can move closer. Once again congratulations.

  6. Congratulations ma! We want to see more of this. Please show good example, remember what a man can do a woman can do it even better

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