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Meet the Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences, Akwa Ibom State University

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Prof. Nsikak Edet Bassey hails from Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He is a Professor of Geology (Geophysics/Tectonics). He attended Saint Andrews Lutheran School, Ishibori, Ogoja between 1969 and 1974 and Government School, Ikot Obong Edong, Ekoi, Ikot Ekpene in 1975. He proceeded to Lutheran High School, Obot Idim, Ibesikpo - Asutan Local Government Area between 1975 and 1980 for his WASC-Division one.

Driven by sheer passion, Prof Nsikak proceeded to University of Jos between 1980 and 1985 for his First degree. He attended the University of Calabar, where he bagged his MSc in Geology (Exploration Geophysics major). Between 1998 and 2007, he attended Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, where he obtained his PhD in Geology.

Prof. Nsikak Edet Bassey

Prof. Nsikak Edet Bassey is a member of Professional bodies such as Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) and the International Geological Congress Project 648 (IGCP 648).

Prof. Nsikak was the Chairman Post Graduate Programme Curriculum Development Committee, Geology Department in Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) between 2015 and 2016. He is currently the Director of General Studies in Akwa Ibom State University.

Nsikak Bassey PhD, has a deep passion for teaching, research and field work in Geology and Geophysics over Nigeria’s North-Eastern Basement Complex, as well as the sub-sea Geophysics of Petroliferous Niger Delta. 


As part of his Community Service, Prof Nsikak is a Reviewer of scholarly papers for the Journal of Mining/Geology and the Global Journal of Geological Sciences. In 20015, he was the Consulting Editor to American Biographical Institute. In July 2008, Prof Nsikak was ordained as a Pastoral Assistant in Winners’ Chapel International, Lagos. He is a Commissioned officer of the International circle of Faith Chaplaincy Corp (ICOFCC), an NGO and UNITED NATIONS affiliated non combatant corp.

Prof. Nsikak Bassey is a road skater, a table tennis/ lawn tennis player and he enjoys cycling. He has published many International and National Journals and he has several published books to his credit. He is happily married and is blessed with children.

Under Prof. Nsikak Edet Bassey’s faculty in Akwa Ibom State University, the following first degree courses are offered:
  • B.Sc (Geology/Geosciences)
  • B.Sc (Chemistry)
  • B.Sc (Computer Science)
  • B.Sc (Mathematics and Statistics)
  • B.Sc (Physics)

Aspiring University students are encouraged to enroll for any of the afore-listed programmes and forge a career path towards a successful and fulfilling professional career. Welcome to Akwa Ibom State University, the citadel of Knowledge and Technology for Development.

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