UNICAL to host 2020 Nigeria Academy of Letters rescheduled Annual Lecture

The University of Calabar has concluded arrangements to host the 2020 rescheduled Nigeria Academy of Letters annual lecture.

The 2020 edition of the annual lecture series of NAL, scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2020, was postponed due to some unforeseen circumstances, will now hold virtually (Zoom) on Thursday, March 4th, 2021, at 10 am (WAT) with Prof Florence Obi as chief host.

Professor Emeritus, Femi Osofisan, Prof Francis Egbokhare, and the Vice Chancellor, UNICAL, Prof Florence Obi, are among distinguished scholars at this year’s rescheduled NAL lecture.

The 2020 lecture entitled: “History and the Mythopoeic Vocation: The Nation as Capricious Grand Guignol?” will be delivered by Prof Emeritus Femi Osofisan.

The lecture will be chaired by the President of NAL, Professor Francis Egbokhare, and Professor Ayobami Kehinde as Secretary, NAL.

According to the statement by the Secretary, NAL, Prof Kehinde Ayobami, and made available to journalists in Calaba, it said that the Meeting ID is 895 431 0035 just as it commended the University of Calabar for sponsoring and ‘hosting’ the Lecture.

Also speaking, the Chairman of local organising committe and the Director, Teaching and Learning Excellence, Uninversity of Calabar, Prof Monday T. Joshua, said it is an honour done UNICAL to history such a prestigious lecture.

He said the Vice Chancellor, UNICAL, Prof Florence Obi, will deliver a welcome address, urging all the participants to log in on time as the committee has made all necessary arrangements to make it a success

The Nigerian Academy of Letters, was inaugurated at a meeting held at the University of Ibadan on November 14, 1991.

It is the apex organisation of the Nigerian academics and scholars in humanities and aimed at promoting academic excellence in all branches of humanities.

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