Really cool! Prof. Zana Akpagu, the vice Chancellor of University of Calabar has revealed that the institution is set to offer automatic employment to its 12 first class graduates as a reward for hard work and motivation for students of the institution to attain academic excellence.
The Vice Chancellor made this known earlier today at a news conference while speaking on the soon to come 29th convocation of the institution. Akpangu said that the first class graduates are among the 7, 222 graduates of the University during the 2014/2015 academic session billed for convocation on Saturday.
“All the 1st class graduands are to remain with us; it is the University’s policy and they cut across all the faculties and departments, ‘’ he said.
He further disclosed that three individuals who had distinguished careers in the service of Cross River and Nigeria would be awarded “PhD, honoris causa” by the University during the convocation.
While speaking on the events in plan for the convocation, he disclosed that former Gov. Donald Duke of Cross River would be honoured for transforming Cross River, and a former senator, Florence Ita-Giwa, for her contributions to the women folk. Also the Senate President Bukola Saraki would be recognised for his contribution to the development of Kwara as governor and to Nigeria in general.
According to Mr. Akpagu, the university will graduate 4,868 with first degrees, 952 with Masters Degrees and 1,402 with Diplomas. He also disclosed that during the academic session, 30 students were either suspended or dismissed from the University for Disciplinary Reasons.
“These include examination malpractice, cultism and social other vices. This administration has zero tolerance for indiscipline,’’ he said.
To prove how his point on zero tolerance for indicipline, Mr. Akpagu said that the university retired a Professor and a Doctor, following their indictment by a disciplinary committee set up by management to investigate them over allegations of plagiarism.
Congratulations to Unical on their 29th convocation ceremony, we also congratulate those who will be offered automatic employment. We hope this inspires other students in the school and the world at large.