AKSU Appoints New Deputy Vice-Chancellor

A new Deputy Vice Chancellor has been appointed for Akwa Ibom State University and he is PROFESSOR ESIO OKITEFRE OBOHO, until his appointment was Dean of the Faculty Of Engineering in the University. Prof. Oboho replaces the New Vice Chancellor, Prof. E. Ibanga who was formerly the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics of the instituition.


Esio Oboho transferred his service to Akwa Ibom State University in November 2006 as a Professor of Chemical Engineering. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1976 and 1979 respectively from Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry, Moscow, USSR.

Esio Oboho studied under the Bureau for External Aid for Education Scholarship Scheme and was the BEST graduating student in the Faculty of Chemical Technology in 1976. From 1979 to 2006, he was a lecturer at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, where he rose to the position of Associate Professor in 2002.

II.University Career:
Esio Oboho was Ag. Head, Department of Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering, Rivers State University of Science and Technology from August 1987 to October 1989 and from July 2005 to August 2006. He also served as Director, SIWES and Coordinator, Senate Industrial Training Committee from October 1999 to June 2005.

Esio Oboho has successfully supervised two Ph.D. and over fifteen Master of Technology theses. He is currently supervising three Ph.D. and seven M.Tech. theses. Professor Oboho has published over thirty papers in Journals and Conference Proceedings.

Professional Experience:

Professor Oboho is a Registered Professional Engineer with COREN (R 4704). He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (since 1984) and the Nigerian Society of Engineers (since 1991). He was the Secretary, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, Rivers/Cross River/Akwa Ibom States Chapter from 1985-1988 and Member, L.O.C., Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers A.G.M. and Conference in1984. He also served as Member of Interview Panel for Nigerian Society of Engineers and COREN from 1994 to 1998 and Member, COREN Accreditation Committee to Federal University of Technology, Owerri in 2006. He was a Recipient of NSChE Merit Award in 1988 for outstanding contributions to the Society.

IV. Consultancy/Production Experience:
Professor Oboho served as a member of the Group for Process Design and Software Development for the Raw Materials Research and Development Council in 2001 – 2002. He also conducted consultancy work for ELF Petroleum Nigeria Limited on Water analysis and design of water treatment plant for Okaan-Ama Okoroboile community in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State in 2006.

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