The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof Zana Akpagu has assured that he would not on its oars in ensuring that the Faculty of law gets full accreditation.
Prof Zana Akpagu who was represented by the Chairman, Committee of Deans, Prof Benedict Ita gave the assurance when he received representatives of the 1992 class of the Faculty of law at the Council Chambers of the institution.
The Vice Chancellor said that the institution is not oblivious of the problems plaguing the Faculty of Law, ‘’ we are aware of the problem plaguing the faculty of law and we are worried that up till now we still have interim accreditation.
‘’We are keen to make sure we have full accreditation in departments where we have issues’’
This is even as he called on the Alumni of the institution to key into the massive infrastructural drive of the current administration, which he said, would contribute immensely in boosting educational advancement.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the leader of the team, Hon. Justice Franklin Edem said that they were desirous of giving back to their alma mater that’s why they have come to join forces with the management of UNICAL to expedite action on the accreditation of the faculty.
He said UNICAL having produced prominent legal luminaries in the country should strive hard to meet up with the basic requirements needed for full accreditation of its law faculty.
Justice Edem, however, expressed appreciation to the institution for making them to be useful citizens of the country and promised to partner with UNICAL to ensure speedy accreditation of the law faculty.
According to him, ‘’ The 1992 class of law students had been desirous of coming back to our Alma mater to say thank you for who we are today.
‘’ It is disheartening that the Faculty of Law after many years is yet to get full accreditation and this is one of the reasons why we came to partner with the management of UNICAL to see how the law faculty can get full accreditation.
‘’We plead with the management of this great institution to do everything possible to make sure Faculty of Law meets the requirements for accreditation’’
Also speaking, Mba Ukweni, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and an alumnus of the Faculty of Law class of 1992 described the non- accreditation of the law faculty as a serious problem that needs urgent attention.
He promised that the law class of 1992 would contribute its quota by supplying textbooks and current law reports to boost the institution’s chances of getting full accreditation of the law faculty.
In an earlier remark, the Acting Dean Faculty of Law, Dr. Rose Ugbe said she was proud of the UNICAL faculty of law for producing great personalities in the legal profession and commended the law class of 1992 for giving back to their alma mater.