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Odok Apologizes To UNICAL VC, Describes Him As A Humble Leader

Unical VC, Prof. Zana Akpagu
A lecturer in Philosophy department, University of Calabar, Calabar, Mr. Joseph Odok has tendered his unreserved apology to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Zana Akpagu and the management of the university over his criticism of the recent convocation of the institution.

Odok who described the Vice Chancellor as a "humble leader" in a statement commended him for swiftly clarifying the issues he raised.

It would be recalled that Odok in an article on social media criticised the university for honouring only people he described as "strangers".

In a swift reaction, the Vice Chancellor explained that council of vice chancellors in an agreement code named " keffi" agreement forbids universities from awarding honorary degrees to public office holders.

The VC cautioned Odok against going to public with unverified reports capable of denting the reputation of the university noting that it is against his role of engagement as a staff.

Realising his mistakes, Odok pleaded that his intention was not to misinform the public about the university even as he pledged his continued loyalty and commitment to moving the university forward.

Read the full statement below:

"I wish to thank my Vice Chancellor Prof Zana Akpagu for his his response to my post on the non inclusion of certain persons by inviting or recognizing them in the unical 30th Convocation exercise.

My Vice Chancellor is really a humbly man to have given a clear clarification on the matter. I appreciate the insight offered in the explanation given by my most  respected Vice Chancellor. I want to clearly say that I was not sent by any group of person to blog an article to blackmail the university, I did the writing by myself and on personal convictions

The clarifications was timely and appreciated, I apologize were there was any misinformation but urge the university management team to expand in consultations and inclusion of all relevant  people in subsequent convocation exercise : especially people that have the capacity to make useful impact in the university. I wish the university to grow, a larger team will help us in achieving this initiative. Once more thanks for being a father in your response and approach to the issues raised

I remain a strong member of your team, we worked together to achieve your dream as the Vice Chancellor. I am your younger brother and we have worked together for a long time. I appreciate your mentorship. Time and experience will teach how to approach issues in a more matured way. Thanks for your clarifications and understanding".

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