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UNICROSS VC Commissions Remodeled Ekpo Abasi Roundabout And Unveils Statue

The Vice Chancellor of UNICROSS, Prof. Austin Angba, has commissioned the remodelled Ekpo Abasi roundabout in Calabar South Local Government Area and unveiled a statue, near the main gate of the University.

The commissioning and unveiling ceremony took place today, Monday, 31st July, 2023.

This development is part of the University's community service project.

Prior to this time, the roundabout had suffered from wear and tear and there was no statue there.

Rather, broken bricks surrounded a square dilapidated stone.

In his address at the ceremony, Prof. Angba praised the Governor of Cross River State, Senator Prince Bassey Otu and his administration for showing renewed interest in UNICROSS.

He said: "Today we are enjoying a new government in the state that has a renewed interest in UNICROSS. A government that has shown commitment to a new UNICROSS. We are bearing a new name by virtue of a change of name from CRUTECH to UNICROSS and everything is becoming new by the grace of God. With this new roundabout, we know that new good things will be coming to UNICROSS."

The Vice Chancellor expressed optimism that UNICROSS will continue to be a force to reckon with nationally and internationally, especially now that the University has been ranked as the 7th best University in Nigeria.

He said: "After the ranking, I began to get calls from all over the world. From US, Canada, UK, Kenya, Uganda and all of such big countries. They wondered 'where is this school?' This school is at Ekpo Abasi."

The new statue at Ekpo Abasi roundabout was built for the University by the Department of Visual Arts. It shows an arm, bearing a scroll.

In this regard, the Head of Department of Visual Arts, Mrs Emekpe Omon, explained that since the Vice Chancellor is very particular that students should enroll in UNICROSS and graduate from the University, the arm and the scroll show that any student who enrolls in the University will graduate from the University, as long as the  student studies well and abides by the University's regulations.

The commissioning and unveiling ceremony was witnessed by all members of the University's Management team, Deans of Faculties and Directors of Directorates, HoDs, Ndabo Okposia David, a representative of Efut Traditional Rulers Council, Mrs Arit Dan Omini, Director of Education of Calabar South Local Government Area, staff and students of UNICROSS, Youth Leaders in Calabar South Local Government Area as well as members of the public.

- UNICROSS Media Team

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