Consul of the Republic of Cameroun in Calabar, Ambassador Michel Auguste Atangana is happy with the academic standards and level of development at the University of Calabar and has sought a partnership between his country and the university.
Atangana who said this when he visited the vice chancellor, Prof Zana Akpagu also said he enjoyed the existing relationship between the institution and his office. He expressed the hope that the relationship would continue.
Atangana said he was particularly impressed with the developmental strides of the vice chancellor, stressing that UNICAL had carved a niche for itself as a reputable institution.
He promised to maintain the relationship that exist between the institution and the Cameroon Consulate, which he believed, would be of utmost benefit to both parties especially in the area of education.
The vice chancellor who said he was happy to receive him in his office expressed the readiness to strengthen its diplomatic ties with Cameroun in the area of education.
Akpagu underscored the need for a cordial relationship between the institution and the Cameroun Consul, adding that a robust relationship would contribute in no small measure to educational advancement, which he said, would be of mutual benefit to both parties.
He said the cordial relationship existing between the institution and the Cameroun Consul had made Cameroonian nationals to come to UNICAL for academic pursuits even as he called for sustenance of such relationship to attract more students from Cameroun.
The vice chancellor said 'we are happy to have you in our midst. We have had a cordial relationship with Cameroun which has helped us take care of your students. Before now, we used to have a large number of Camerounian students but it has dropped for some time now and that is why I want us to use the opportunity of the meeting to renew our friendship.”