The Governing Council of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) has approved the appointment of Profesor Zana Itiunbe Akpagu, as the new and 10th Vice Chancellor of the institution.
Until his appointment, Prof. Akpagu was the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) in the university.
In a statement signed by Mr Effiong Eyoh, the institution’s spokesman, Akpagu is the second Vice Chancellor to emerge from the Faculty of Arts, after the short-lived tenure of Prof. Solomon Unoh in 1995.
He will take over from Prof. James Epoke, whose tenure ends on November 30,’’ it stated.
Akpagu is a Professor of Modern Languages and Translations. He held several positions of responsibilities both within and outside the University culminating in lots of Awards and Honours including the Conferment of Chieftaincy title of “Ushikebe I of Ipong” in Obudu Local Government area of Cross River state.
He is also 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.