Sunday, October 11, 2015 5:26 pm
Eleven professors are to be interviewed for the Vice- Chancellorship of the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, the institution’s governing council said.
The incumbent is Prof. Comfort Ekpo, whose tenure ends in December. She was appointed in 2010. She is the first female VC of the university and a professor of educational technology.
Prof. Kimse Okoko, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Council, said the 11 aspirants to be interviewed this week were among the 17 professors that indicated interest for the post.
Okoko said due process was followed in the selection process to ensure that the best candidate emerged at the end of the exercise.
The pro-chancellor said that those not invited for interview did not meet the requirements for the position.
“There is nothing secret about it. We are determined to get the best candidate as the new vice chancellor of the University of Uyo.
“Absolutely, there has been no compromise no matter who is involved. We are now in the final stage of interaction with the candidates.
“I think we should have a new vice chancellor by next week,” Okoko said.
The pro-chancellor pledged the determination of the governing council to be fair to all the candidates during the interview.