The Akwa Ibom State government approved the appointment of Prof. Nse Essien as Vice Chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU).
This was announced in a press release signed by Secretary to the State Government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem on Saturday, August 1, 2020.
Prof. Nse Essien whose appointment takes effect from Monday, August 3, 2020 for a fixed term of five years, succeeds the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eno Ibanga, who has been recently appointed into the State Executive Council.
Until his appointment as Vice Chancellor, 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.