Monday, 27 July 2015

University of Calabar Ex-students want colleague as next UNICAL VC

Former students of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) have said they want an alumnus of the university to become the next Vice Chancellor as the tenure of incumbent, Prof James Epoke, elapses.

The Alumni Association urged the institution's governing council, the National Universities Commission and relevant bodies to allow an alumnus to take over from Epoke.

According to the National President of the association, Barr Ugoji Nwabueze, an alumni of the university could bring development to the university if given the opportunity.

"We are appealing that an alumnus become the next vice chancellor because we have so many qualified persons who have the university at heart in the association," he said.

Nwabueze noted that the union's members have contributed positively to the socio-economic and political growth of the nation and could replicate same in the university.

He identified lack of hostel accommodation, learning facilities among the challenges facing the institution.

All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, has yielded to appeals from the music industry of Africa for an extension of the call for entries for the 2015 awards

The International Committee of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, in partnership with the African Union Commission, AUC, has yielded to appeals from the music industry of Africa for an extension of the call for entries for the 2015 awards to Friday, July 31, 2015.

Rising out of a meeting in Casablanca, Morocco on July 23, the International Committee arrived at this decision to offer an opportunity for a more inclusive participation for music professionals.

If you are an artiste, music producer, songwriter, music video director or any other eligible music professional of African origin, you now have till July 31 to enter your valid works for consideration for AFRIMA 2015 nomination. Guidelines for submission, eligibility and the entry form are available on (English) and (French).

AFRIMA opened the 2015 entry submission on May 18 receiving a deluge of submissions in the opening month alone. With entry submission deadline set as July 20, the awards project embarked on a continental campaign to sensitise artistes about the 2015 awards programme of events which included stakeholders conferences occurring in Addis Ababa (April 29), Kampala (May 19), Johannesburg (July 10) and Casablanca (July 23). As the host country, Nigeria also hosted AFRIMA on July 1 at the “Industry Nite” in Lagos, a high profile event that showcases the best of Nigerian music entertainment and provides a platform for music industry networking.

Other events for the 2015 main awards ceremony which holds on Saturday, November 15 include the two-day AFRIMA Music Village, November 13 -14 and the Africa Music Summit, November 14.

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