University of Calabar
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- 8 June 2022
DescriptionThe University of Calabar, Calabar was established in April 1975, but academic activities actually started in the 1973/74 session, in what was then a Campus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). However, it became an autonomous institution and started academic work with the faculties of Arts, Science and Social Science in October 1976 with an initial enrolment of 896 students. Of this number, 406 students were carried over from the University of Nigeria. The institution has a Graduate School and over ten faculties with three Institutes. These include the faculties of Agriculture, Arts, Biological Sciences, Education, Law, Management Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Allied Medical Sciences, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Institute of Education, Institute of Oceanography and Institute of Policy and Administrative Studies. Academic programmes of the University are aimed at laying a sound and broad undergraduate foundation upon which further intellectual and professional pursuits can be achieved at the Graduate school level aimed at building capacity and professionalism. The University places a great premium on learning and research as well as character development which helps provide the Nation and the world with learned men and women with a great sense of responsibility and capacity.
The University of Calabar is located in Calabar Municipal, an ancient city with a long tradition of culture and contact with western civilization, it occupies a 17-hectare site on the Eastern side of the town, between the Great Qua River and the Calabar River. The institution prides itself as a significant academic custodian of the rich culture of the people through the performances of the Department of Theatre Arts, which has established an enviable record for itself within Nigeria and abroad. It also strives to bring about an atmosphere for conducive learning, healthy and patriotic interaction between people from all parts of the world including different language groups.
University of Calabar
University Of Calabar, Etagbor PMB 1115 Calabar Cross River State