5,000 graduates mobilised for 2022 NYSC – UniCal VC

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NYSC DG Major General Ibrahim Shuaibu receiving salute from corps members

The vice-chancellor of the University of Calabar (UniCal), Prof. Florence Obi, has disclosed that the institution had mobilised over 5,000 graduates between 2020 and now for the 2022 NYSC.

Prof Obi, who said this in Calabar while presenting her scorecard within the past two years of her administration, noted that despite the eight months strike, her administration was focused on service delivery for the interest of both students and staff.

“My administration has prioritised timely mobilisation of our students for NYSC, and I am impressed with the proactiveness, thoroughness and efficiency of the Student Union Affairs Division in this regard.

“The mobilisation of 5,000 candidates by our university through 3 batches (A,B,C) of 2022, even during the long strike by university unions, is a feat that is worthy of commendation.

“This administration is doing its utmost best to care for the welfare of staff. No honorarium is owed to any staff except those who came on board probably last week.”

She said her administration had made students’ welfare and freedom a priority, noting that although it was good for students to buy books if they must pass their exams, using any fraudulent means to force them to buy books was unacceptable to her.

On security, Prof Obi said her administration was tackling the menace headlong, and explained that the success recorded so far on security was through “the involvement of locals from host communities, increased patrol and collaboration with security agencies as well as non-kinetic engagements.”

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