10 UNICAL lecturers die amidst ASUU strike


The University of Calabar (UNICAL) chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has disclosed that at least 10 of its members have died since the strike began on February 14, 2022.

This was disclosed by the ASUU-UNICAL Chairman, Dr John Edor, on Thursday while speaking with one of our correspondents in Calabar.

Edor, who did not disclose the cause or circumstances surrounding their deaths, mentioned Prof. E. O. Udosen (Biochemistry); Mrs Iquo Takon (Microbiology); Prof. G. U. Ntamu (Religious and Cultural Studies); Prof. Judith Otu (Sociology); and Prof. Victor Ibianwu (Physics); among the deceased.

Others include Prof. Offiong Abia (History and International Studies); Prof. Catherine Agbor (Arts Education); Dr Augustine Bassey (Sociology); Dr Ita Esuabana (Mathematics); and Dr Chinyere Okam (Theatre and Media Studies).