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Meet the Dean, Faculty of Education, Akwa Ibom State University

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Dr. Patrick Joseph Uko was born to the family of Late Joseph Uko Umana in Ikot Ubom, Afaha Obong in Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He is the 3rd child in a family of 8.

Dr. Patrick commenced his education journey at St. Andrews Primary School, Ikwek, Afaha Obong and proceeded to the prestigious Holy Family College, Oku Abak, for his secondary education. He thereafter proceeded to the then St. Mary’s Teachers Training College, Ediene Abak where he was equipped for the teaching career with his Teachers Grade Two Certificate.

Dr. Patrick Joseph Uko

Determined to make an impact in his chosen profession, Dr. Patrick Uko advanced to the defunct College of Education, Uyo, where he obtained the Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in 1962: the University of Calabar for Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) in 1989 and University of Port Harcourt for his Master of Science Education (M. Ed) in 1995. He revisited the University of Port Harcourt in 1997 where he enrolled for his Doctorate degree. He scaled through in 2002 and was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Science Education.

Dr. Uko is prolific academic. He has contributed many scholarly papers to his credit: 40 Journal articles, 7 book chapters and more than 45 Conference papers. He has been engaged in human development programmes in many parts of the world including Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, United Arab Emirate, South Africa and United States of America.

Dr. Patrick Uko belongs to several Professional bodies such as: Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN), Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON), Nigeria Primary and Teacher Education Association (NPTEA), Association for the Advancement of Vocational Education in Nigeria (AAVEN), Education Forum of Nigeria (EFON), Association for Encouraging Qualitative Education in Nigeria (ASSEQEN), Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCAL), Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management (FIPDM), Institute of Quality Assurance, Nigeria (MIQAN), Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM), Africa Forum of Teaching  Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA) Nigeria Academic of Education (MNAE) and International Council of Association for Science Education (ICASE)

He is a recipient of many local, national and international awards such as: American Medical Honour (2001), 4th Nigeria Merit Gold Award for Productivity (NIMGP) – 2012, United Nations Ambassador for Peace Award    (2013), National Association for Research Development Award (2013), Gold Service Award of the International Lion’s Club, Uyo (2012) and others too numerous to mention.

Dr. Patrick was the immediate past Provost of Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha Nsit. He appreciates nature and has a strong passion for flowers, livestock and rocks. He is a passionate table and lawn tennis player. He loves adventure and has travelled extensively across the globe.

He is happily married and his marriage is blessed with children.

Under Dr. Patrick Uko’s faculty in Akwa Ibom State University, the following first degree Science Education courses are offered:

- B.Sc (Education Mathematics)
- B.Sc (Education Physics)
- B.Sc (Education Chemistry)
- B.Sc (Education Integrated Science)
- B.Sc (Education Biology)

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 in Education.

Welcome to Akwa Ibom State University, the citadel of Knowledge and Technology for Development.

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