Professor Nse Essien has been appointed new vice chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU), Ikot Akpaden.
He succeeds the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eno Ibanga, who was recently appointed as a member of the State Executive Council.
Prof. Essien, until his appointment served as Commissioner of Science and Technology and later as Commissioner of Education in the present administration.
He was also Head of the Department of Geology at the University of Calabar.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary of the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, and sent to journalists in Uyo on Saturday.
Ekuwem said that the appointment of VC is for a fixed period of five (5) years and with effect from Monday, August 3, 2020.
The statement says in parts: “His Excellency the Governor of the Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, approved the appointment of Prof. Nse Essien as Vice Chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) with effect from Monday, 3 August 2020 His appointment is for a fixed term of five (5) years.
Until his appointment, Prof. Essien served in various capacities as a member of the State Executive Council. First, as the Honorable Commissioner of Science and Technology and then as the Honorable Commissioner of Education. Before that, he was the Head of the Department of Geology at the University of Calabar. “