Akwa Ibom State government has appointed Prof. Nse Essien as the new Vice Chancellor of the state’s University, AKSU.
Prof. Essien appointment was contained in a press release dated 1st August and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem.
Also, Essien’s comes on the heels of the former Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eno Ibanga’s nomination and clearance as a Commissioner-designate.
The release reads,
Press Release: Prof. Nse Essien Is New Vice Chancellor Of Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU)
His Excellency the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has approved the appointment of Prof. Nse Essien as Vice Chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) with effect from Monday, August 3, 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 Honourable Commissioner for Science and Technology and later as Honourable Commissioner for Education. Before then, he was the Head of Department of Geology, University of Calabar.
Prof. Nse Essien succeeds the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eno Ibanga, who has been appointed into the State Executive Council.
Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem
Secretary to State Government
Akwa Ibom State
1 August, 2020