AKSU appoints new Deputy Vice Chancellor academic

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AKSU appoints new Deputy Vice Chancellor academic

Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU), at its 96th Meeting of the Senate held Wednesday, January 31, 2024 appointed the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Otoabasi Etim Akpan, Professor of History of Ideas and International Security Studies.

Prof. Akpan has held offices as: Member, Governing Council; Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Head of Campus, Obio Akpa; Dean, Faculty of Arts; Director, International Collaborations and Linkages; University Orator; Head, Department of History and International Relations, all in Akwa Ibom State University.

Prof. Akpan is a distinguished Sabbatical Fellow of the National Defence College, Abuja; Visiting Professor of the University of Abuja Leadership Center, Universities of Uyo, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Obong University and Nasarawa State University.

He has also served as Member, Governing Council of the Uyo Business School; Board Member, Institute of Governance and Social Research (IGSR), Jos, Plateau State.

Prof. Akpan is currently the National President of the College of Professors in Nigeria (CoPIN), also the President Emeritus, Pan-African Historical Society; Dean Emeritus, Ibibio Academic Roundtable; Ambassador of the United Nations Peace Volunteers and Chairman, Mary Slessor Institute of African Policy Studies.

Member, World History Association and 13 other globally recognised Professional bodies, he has to his credit One Hundred and Three scholarly publications cutting across journals, books and conference proceedings.

Prof. Akpan joined the services of Akwa Ibom State University in 2013. He started his career in the University system as an Assistant Lecturer, University of Uyo in February, 1997. His academic inclination sojourn has taken him through the University of Calabar (BA Hons- History), University of Ibadan (MA–History of Ideas), University of Jos (Msc–International Relations and Strategic Studies) and University of Port Harcourt (PhD–Diplomatic Studies). He began his teaching career as Auxiliary Teacher upon finishing Secondary School.

A native of Ibiaku Itam, Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, he is married and blessed with four lovely children.

He takes over from Professor Umoren E. Umoren, Professor of Animal Science, on the successful completion of his tenure as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic.

Hearty congratulations, Sir, as the newly appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic.

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