Profiling Prof. Stella Effah-Attoe, A Front line Contender For The 11th Unical Vice Chancellorship Position

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Stella Effah-Attoe is an indigene of Cross River State. She hails from Ikun in Biase Local Government Area of the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State.

She is an Alumnus of the University of Calabar, where she graduated with a B.A. (Hons) Degree in History, 1980, and a Ph.D. African History in 1985.

Prof. Effah-Attoe started her academic career in the University of Calabar in 1986, in the Department of History and International Studies, Faculty of Arts with an unbroken service of 34 years, till date.

She was elevated to the rank of Professor in 2010 and served the University at different capacities.

Prof. Effah-Attoe delivered the 79th Inaugural Lecture of the University of Calabar, on the topic : Gender Mainstreamism in Nigeria’s Political Development: From Hindsight to Foresight on the 18th April, 2018.

At the University of Calabar she has served as a Teacher and a Researcher; Member of a number of Internal University Committees, Internal Examiner and External Examiner at various Universities, Assessor of Professors and Associate Professors.

She is a member of the Historical Society of Nigeria and the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL).

In addition to her academic career, Prof. Effah-Attoe has served the nation in various capacities. She has been;

✅ Member, National Governing Board of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). 2013 – 2015

✅ Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Voice of Nigeria (VON). 2009 – 2010

✅ Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). 2005 – 2006

✅ Member of the Governing Council of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). 2000 – 2004:

✅ Cross River State Commissioner for Information and Culture and member of the Cross River State Executive Council. 1989 – 1990,

✅ Cross River State Commissioner for Education and member of the Cross River State Executive Council. 1987 – 1989:

✅ She was also a member of the National Population Census Monitoring Team in Nigeria, in 1991.

✅ Member of the National Planning Committee for the Implementation of the 9 Years Compulsory Education Programme for Nigeria, in 1989. This Committee’s Report forms a component part of the National Policy on Education in Nigeria.

✅ Executive Director of the Center for Gender Empowerment.


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