After 49 years, UNICAL produces first female SUG President, Blessing Alims.

The Girl, Blessing Iripia Alims, New UNICAL SUG.

The new President of the Students Union Government SUG of the University of Calabar UNICAL, Blessing Alims, who has now made the record as the first ever female SUG President of the school, 49 years after it was founded, is from Gakem, in Bekwarra LGA, Cross River State. She’s studying Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution with a CGPA of 4.75 at the moment.

She’s a serial volunteer with the following NGOs: Girl’s Power Initiative, The Bridge Leadership Foundation founded by Liyel Imoke, former governor of Cross River State, AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Youth Advocates, UNFPA Nigeria.

In 2022, Blessing Alims, was one of the winners amongst over 150 contestants drawn from across Africa to participate in the Youngers Foundation Female and More Social Impact Project. She was the only winner from Cross River State, a win that saw her going on a 10 days learning visit to Kigali, Rwanda.

Blessing has been involved in lots of charity initiatives and outreaches that have impacted positively on thousands of persons. She is one of the founding members of the Youth Friendly Hub in the University of Calabar, a hub that is impacting the lives of students positively with relevant skills for sustainability.

Just recently, she was selected to attend the Young Women Leadership Training Program (South South Region) organized by IFES – International Foundation for Electoral Systems.

In the campus debate organized by the National Union of Campus Journalists NUCJ, for contestants for the SUG President, Blessing Alims emerged number one with 87 points to defeat four other male aspirants.

She is an intelligent and development driven young lady who won her position based on her capacity and should be supported to rewrite the ailing story of unionism in UNICAL.

First ever female SUG President under the first ever female Vice Chancellor of the school.

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