The authorities of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO), Uyo, Akwa Ibom State has named a new Vice Chancellor (VC) for the institution.
He is Mr. Enefiok Essien, a Professor of Commercial Law and Dean of the Law Faculty of the school.
A statement by the University Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mrs. Edak Umondak, said the new VC, who, according to her, emerged through “a very painstaking, thorough and uncompromising process” is the choice of the institution’s Governing Council.
Essien, 55, and two-time Dean of Law, Chairman in-charge of Committee of Deans, according to the statement, has held different management positions at the Senate, Governing Council as well as management Committees.
Essien, who graduated from the University of Calabar before enrolling for different postgraduate certificates in Law and Journalism, in England, takes over from the outgoing VC, Mrs. Comfort Ekpo, whose five-year tenure ends next month.
– Iniobong Ekponta, Uyo