By Our Correspondent
Obudu born Professor of Modern Languages and Translation, Professor Zana Itiunbe Akpagu yesterday won majority votes to defeat seven other contestants in the battle to succeed Professor James Epoke as Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar.
Professor Epoke began his tenure as the Vice Chancellor of Unical on 1st December, and will be handing over to Zana in next month.
Prof. Akpagu was a onetime Commissioner for education in Cross River State and member of the State Executive Council under the last two Governors, a former Dean of Students’ Affairs, member, Unical Governing council, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and also a member of the University Senate and current Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration.
The erudite academic is also widely published in various national and international journals, has authored a couple of books and contributed book chapters in many other publications, as well as, attended and presented papers in various Conferences/Workshop both locally and internationally.
The new Vice Chancellor, has also held several positions of responsibilities both within and outside the University culminating in lots of Awards and Honors including the Conferment of Chieftaincy title of “Ushikebe I of Ipong” in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River state.
Prof. Zana Itiunbe Akpagu, a Knight of the Order of Saint Mulumba (KSM) is a member of various learned societies including the Association for the Study of Carribbeam and African Literature in French (ASCALF), Britain.
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