Professor Zana Akpagu Emerges New Vice Chancellor Of UNICAL

A Professor of Modern Languages and Translation, Professor Zana Itiunbe Akpagu, has been named the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Callabar (UNICAL).

The institution’s Governing Council announced Akpagu as the 10th Vice Chancellor in a statement signed by its spokesman, Effiong Eyoh, Leadership reports.

According to the statement, Akpagu polled 74% to beat seven other dons in the battle to succeed Professor James Epoke whose tenure ends on the 30th of November.

He was unveiled by the the Pro-chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyawu, at the university’s Council Chamber.

“He will take over from Prof. James Epoke, whose tenure ends on November 30,’’ the statement stated.

Akpagu, who takes over on the 1st of December, is the immediate past Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) of the university.

He was also a onetime Commissioner for education in Cross River State and was a member of the State Executive Council under the last two Governors.

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