Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel on Saturday approved the appointment of Professor Nse Essien as the new Vice Chancellor of the Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU).
In a statement signed by the Secretary to State Government (SSG), Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, and made available to newsmen, Governor Emmanuel stated that the appointment, which takes immediate effect, is for a fixed term of five years.
The statement read in full: “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.