Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof Zana Akpagu has announced the promotion of 35 staff to the professorial cadre of the Institution. The vice chancellor made the disclosure at an emergency senate meeting of the university held at the Senate chamber of the institution.
A breakdown of the figures released showed that 17 Professors and 18 associate professors benefited from the elevation.
The new professors include Ruth Simon Bassey (Lib & Info Sc), Chika Uchendu( Edu. Admin & Planning), Beshel. C. Ushie (Curri/Teaching), Cecilia Ekwueme( Sc.Education), Peter Onwundinjo(Eng & Literary Studies), Ako.E.Eyo( Eng & Literary Studies), Chike Ekeopara (Rel/Cultural Studies).
The others are Ezekiel Ebitu (Marketing), Ackley Akpanidiok (Agric), Patience Sampson Akpan (Nursing), Idongesit Akpabio (Nursing), Amabe Akpantah (Anatomy), Utip Ekaluo (Genetics & Biotechnology), Nneoyi Egbe (Radiology), Wilfred Ndifon (Community Medicine), Effanga Effanga (Maths/Statistics) and Edet Amah (Geology).
The list of associate professors include Ekpoanwan Essienumoh, (Nursing), Mary Mgbekem (Nursing), Regina. E. Ella (Nursing), Emon Duke (Nursing), Victor Nwagbara, (Surgery), Edet Ikpi (Surgery), Sunny Ochigbo (Paediatrics), Patience Odusolu (Obst&Gynaecology), Magnus Anya (Agric), Lawrence Ibom (Agric), C.L.Aboh (Agric), Bassey Eyo Bassey (Accounting), Sandy Onor (Hist /Int Stud), Frank Eno (Hist / Int Stud), James Okpiliya (Eng & Literary Studies), Bassey Ekpenyong (Eng & Literary Studies,), Bassey Oben (Modern Langs & Trans. Studies), and Josephine Nanjuwan (Special Education).