UNICAL Partners DePaul University For Global Learning Experience Programme


DePaul University, Chicago, USA, is partnering with University of Calabar to deliver Global Learning Experience Programme.

The Team from University of Chicago USA visited the Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Banku Obi on the 27th of July, 2022 to further conversations on the Global Learning Experience Programme.

Representatives of DePaul University, Chicago, that are to pilot the Programme are Prof. Margaret Workman and Prof. Isiodoh.

The University of Calabar will be represented by Prof. P. C. Okafor, (Director of External Relations), Prof. Anthony Akpan (Director ICT), Prof Ajake (Dean of faculty of Environment), Associate Prof. Rapheal Offiong (UNICAL Carbon Innovation Center), Prof. Pauline Essoka (HoD of Geography and Environmental Sciences), Dr. Paul Tawo Bukie (Department of Computer Science) and Mr. Jude Bepeh (Public Health Department).

During the programme, students of University of Calabar shall take online courses together with students of DePaul University, Chicago.

Prof. Margaret Workman will take a course in September 2022 while Prof. Isiodoh will take another course in April 2023.

The students from both University will be allowed to interact through Google platforms, share assignments, classwork, quiz, and to have global learning experiences.

The programme will involve collection of climate change stories from communities via interviews. These interviews will be recorded and synthesised.This will start in September 2022.

In July 2023, there shall be a film festival, where the synthesised climate change stories will be used to shoot a movie.

Visitors were taken round the University of Calabar campus, drill ranch in Calabar and Marina Resort for sight seeing and entertainment.

Benefits of the Global Learning Experience Programme to UNICAL are as follows:

1. Results from the entire exercise will be converted into publications which the University of Calabar will benefit.

2. Students of the University of Calabar who will participate in the Programme will be issued certificates by DePaul University, Chicago, USA.

3. The Students will also have the opportunity of interacting with students of DePaul University, Chicago where there can share their experiences about learning in Nigeria and learning in Chicago; this will give them global exposure.


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