WORK EXPERIENCE WITH DATES
Before Joining The University
i. Teacher Librarian at Immaculate Conception Secondary School, Itak: From August, 1978 – June, 1979.
ii. Reference Librarian at the Ministry of Education, Cross River State Library Board, July, 1979 – September, 1980.
iii. Teacher Librarian/Mistress II at the Universal Primary Education Teacher’s College, Zaria, October, 1980 – November, 1981.
In The University System
i. A part time Lectureship at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria: From March 1981 – December, 1982.
ii. Appointed Lecturer III in the Defunct College of Education, Uyo, in the Faculty of Education: From January, 1983.
iii. Upgraded to Teaching Assistant in the Cross River State University (CRSU), Uyo: From September, 1983
iv. Promoted Asst. Lecturer with effect from 1st August, 1984, CRSU, Uyo.
v. Promoted Lecturer II with effect from 1st October, 1986, CRSU, Uyo.
vi. Absorbed into the service of the University of Uyo with effect from October, 1991.
vii. Promoted Lecturer 1 with effect from 1st October 1990, University of Uyo.
viii. Promoted Senior Lecturer with effect from 1st October 1993, University of Uyo.
ix. On Sabbatical Leave as Associate Professor at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, 1999 / 2000.
x. Promoted Associate Professor with effect from 1st October 1998, University of Uyo.
xi. Promoted a Professor of Educational Technology with effect from 1st October, 2001.
xii.Appointed Acting Head, Department of Educational Technology and Library Science, University of Uyo, 1993 – 1999.
xiii. Appointed Acting Director, and then Director, Institute of Education, University of Uyo, 2000 – 2006.
xiv. Elected from Senate to serve as the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) of the University of Uyo, 2006 – 2008.
(a) As the Head of Department, I was engaged in the following major activities:
(i) Provision of academic, professional and administrative leadership to the Department of Educational Technology and Library Science for six (6) years.
(ii) Design and mounting of a Diploma programme and Bachelor Degree in Library and Information Science.
(iii) Organization of a state-wide instructional media production workshop for Primary and Secondary School teachers.
(b) Later as a Director of Institute of Education, my first administrative strategy was:
(i) Introduction of conference computation of the backlog results.
(ii) Coordination of twenty (20) undergraduate programmes from the Affiliate College of Education at Ila-Orangun, in Osun State.
(iii) Hosting of first annual national conferences and seminars on topical issues throughout my tenure. This culminated in the publication of a Book of Reading titled, “Effective Teaching of Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) in Education” and the birth of Institute of Education Journal titled, “The Journal of Research and Development in Education” (JORDE).
(iv) Introduction of a collaborative research on Phonics with some United Kingdom - based researchers, “Stepping Stones Nigeria” – UK and Chris Jolly learning resources). The use of Jolly Phonics learning resources - a fast track reading scheme now accepted by Akwa Ibom State government to be used in the training of all primary one and two teachers in the state and adopted by Universal Basic Education Commission (UBE) for training of primary school teachers in all States.
(c) As a Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) (Academic) I assisted the Vice Chancellor in his day to day administration of the University, and specifically chaired the following Committees:
(i) University Research Committee: I intensified efforts to source for research grants by locating possible donor agencies globally and linking them up with relevant faculties. This paid off as five of our proposals were accepted for funding by the Science and Technology Post-Basic (STEP – B) project authorities. More linkage institutions were also identified for collaboration.
(ii) Committee on the Review of Academic Brief: The Academic brief is a vital University document that guides the institution. Due to global changes in technology and labour market needs, we undertook review of academic programmes to meet the present needs.
(iii) University Library Committee: The library was repositioned during my tenure. The University of Uyo Library has been restructured into three (3) organizational units with emphasis on a better service delivery. Faculty resource rooms were also established to meet national standard and improve quality of education.
(iv) In-House Accreditation Committee: I introduced an innovative quality control structure, the In-house Accreditation Committee where programmes to be visited by National Universities Commission (NUC) were periodically monitored by senior academics versed in national accreditation exercise. This strategy built confidence among the faculties in preparation for the NUC accreditation exercise.
(v) Senate Appeal Committee: All cases referred to this committee were objectively and timely looked into and reported to Senate for necessary action.
(vi) Committee on Collaborative Research with Texas Technical University: A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the two (2) institutions for mutual benefit.
(vii) Investigation Committee on Ethical Impropriety: Report on this was submitted and appropriate action taken.
(viii) Investigation Committee on Request for Cancellation and Rescheduling of Economic ECN 311: Report was submitted and appropriate action affecting both students and lecturers have been taken.
(ix) Science & Technology Education Post-Basic (STEP-B) Project: Effective follow up of the five approved projects resulted in three of these being funded by the World Bank.
(x) Committee on Affiliate Institutions: This committee facilitates affiliation of institutions of higher learning with University of Uyo and helps in resource promotion assessment by NUC.
(xi) University Examination Conduct Monitoring Committee: A five-man committee was instituted during my tenure to monitor and regulate the conduct of semester examination in the entire University.
(xii) Project supervision: I have supervised forty two (42) undergraduate (B.A, B.Sc. B.Ed.) and Postgraduate students (PGDE, MSc (Ed) and PhD) to date.
(xiii) Representation of the Vice Chancellor within and outside Akwa Ibom State for a total of eighty (80) days.