Our Correspondent|20 December 2018
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Prof. Zana Akpagu has restated his administration’s commitment towards maintaining a good working relationship with the United States of America NEGROID HAVEN has confirmed.
Prof. Akpagu stated this when a delegation from the United States Embassy in Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
The Vice Chancellor said the relationship between the United States and the institution is waxing stronger, adding that his administration is poised to sustain the good working relationship, which according to him, has impacted positively on the soaring profile of the institution especially on the global stage.
He said the relationship has over the years created a veritable platform for beneficial exchange of ideas resulting in academic advancement.
This came as he also promised to strengthen the existing partnership between the institution and Fulbright scholars from the United States, assuring that the institution would redouble its efforts towards providing a conducive environment for them.
The Vice Chancellor said, ”our relationship with the United States embassy is waxing stronger and this is largely because we have had a good working relationship over the years.
”We would improve on this cooperation as long as Fulbright scholars is concerned”
Earlier, leader of the delegation, the Country Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, Mr. Aruna Amirthanayagam said he was delighted to be in UNICAL for the first time and promised to strengthen the existing ties between the Embassy and the institution for mutual benefits.
He said the relationship between the United States and UNICAL would stand the test of time, saying he is committed towards having exchange programmes with the institution.
Mr. Amirthanayagam who described UNICAL as a global brand said the institution has taken its pride of place among the comity of varsities in the world, adding that he was looking forward to exploring other areas of synergies with the institution.