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Meet the President Akwa Ibom State University Alumni Association

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Comrade John Effiong Bassey hails from Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He is an agricultural expert with strong interest in crop production, protection techniques, training, organic farming, land/water resource management, environmental protection, irrigation farming/horticulture, and climate change mitigation strategies.

His educational sojourn got off to a good start in 1999 when he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate from Methodist School, Akani Obio, Oron and latter obtained his o’level Certificate from Mainland Technical College, Oron in 2005, where he also served as the Senior School Prefect. In 2006, he earned a Diploma in Computer Network Administration from Springwood Information Technology Academic, Uyo.


By dint of hardwork and diligence, in 2016 Mr. Bassey obtained his BSc in Crop Science from the prestigious Akwa Ibom State University and he is presently doing his MSc program in Crop Protection in the University of Uyo.

Between 2013 and 2014, Mr. John Bassey served as a Team Leader during his one-year Internship Programme in Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU), where he successfully supervised agronomic practices carried out for the cultivation of Fluted Pumpkin in a 0.97Ha of Farm ranging from ploughing to planting, harvesting and marketing. In 2014 and 2015,  he was responsible for the supervision of Soil Fertility Management and Environmental Protection in Crop Science Department.

Aside being the pioneer Alumni President of Akwa Ibom State University, Mr. John Bassey from 2018 has served as the National Publicity Secretary of Oron Union Youth Wing and he was also once, the Secretary General of Akwa Ibom State University Students' Union. In 2014, Mr. Bassey served as a member of the Transition Committee, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Akwa Ibom State Axis. He also volunteered as the Chairman, Constitution Drafting Committee and Electoral Commission - National Association of Akpakip Oro Students (NAAKOS) AKSU Chapter in 2013.


His love for the things of God was made manifest between 2010 and 2014 when Mr. John Bassey served as the Coordinator of Chapel of Praise, Akwa Ibom State University (Obio Akpa Campus). In 2016, he served as a member Akwa Ibom State Humanitarian Coordination Committee, office of the Akwa Ibom State Deputy Governor. He is presently a member of the Governing Council of Akwa Ibom State University.

He is happily married and is very fluent on Oron, Efik,  Ibibio, Annang and English language. Mr. John Bassey enjoys reading, swimming as well as travelling. He can be reached via email at [email protected]

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