His Excellency, Mr Udom Emmanuel, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, 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 tenure of Five (5) years.

Previously, Prof. Essien had served in numerous capacities as a member of the State Executive Council. First, as Honourable Commissioner for Science and Technology and later as Honourable Commissioner for Education. Prior to this, he was the Head of Department of Geology, University of Calabar.

Prof. Nse Essien succeeds the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eno Ibanga, who has recently been appointed into the State Executive Council.

This announcement was made by Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government on 1 August, 2020