The outgoing vice-chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof. Enefiok Essien has said 240 staff in the professorial cadre comprising associate professors and professors were promoted during his five year tenure.
In his valedictory press conference on Wednesday on the main campus of the university, where listed his achievements especially on staff welfare within the period, Essien said he had cleared the backlog of promotions for non teaching staff as far back as 2011, adding that academic staff were regularly promoted.
He said he took staff welfare as a primary concern to ensure they were rewarded for their labors by conducting promotions as when due, converting staff with higher qualifications to their appropriate ranks, paying promotion arrears, hazard allowances, as well as promoting stagnated staff of the University staff school.
He stated that out of the 76 inaugural lectures the university has had from 1991 to date, 30 of them representing 40 percent of the whole took place during his administration.
He further said an electronic voting system was introduced for the Students Union Government (SUG) elections, where the students voted from the comfort of their rooms, thereby erasing the issue of discontent among students during their executive transition.
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