UNICAL names new dean of law

Embattled law teacher at the University of Calabar, Prof. Cyril Ndifon, the former Dean, who was suspended on Aug. 17 following allegations bordering on highhandedness has been replaced.

Prof. Florence Obi, Vice Chancellor of the University has approved the appointment of Dr. Rose Ugbe as the Acting Dean, Faculty of Law.

A statement by the Registrar of the University, Mr Gabriel Egbe, said that Ugbe would replace Prof. Ndifon who was specifically accused of improper behaviour towards female students, among other irregularities.

Already, a seven-man panel has been set up to look into the allegations.

The statement indicated that Ugbe’s appointment took effect from Tuesday, August 22, and would run till a substantive Dean is elected for the faculty.

It said that Ugbe would take up the responsibilities and duties associated with the office and also oversee the faculty’s academic programmes.

She would also foster a healthy relationship among staff and students, and create a positive environment for teaching and learning in the faculty.

Other functions include supporting faculty members in their research activities and collaborating with the University administration to implement and actualise the institution’s vision.

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