Notwithstanding the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, which has entered its eighth month, the University of Calabar has announced the promotion of 15 academics to professorial cadre.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Florence Obi, announced this development at a Special Senate Session on Tuesday.
Obi said six of the academics were promoted as full professors, while nine others were promoted as associate professors.
Obi is the 11th vice-chancellor of the institution and the first female to occupy the seat.
She congratulated the new professors and charged them to regard their jobs as service to humanity.
The vice-chancellor also challenged them to put in more efforts to produce well-equipped graduates for the overall benefit of the nation.