Engr. Dr. Okon B. BASSEY
Head of Department
The current Head of Department is Engr. Dr. Okon B. Bassey. He is a COREN registered engineer and is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (NIStructE). He has served as a council member and Uyo Branch Chairman of NIStructE from 2001 till date. He had served as the General Secretary of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Uyo Branch from 1999 to 2002. At national level, he served as a member of the Technical and Publications Committee of NSE, Lagos under Prof. Musbau Salau as Chairman. Currently he is the Vice Chairman of the 14th Nigerian Materials Congress of Materials Science and Technology Society of Nigeria.
He is a distinguished academic with over 18years of lecturing experience. He has held numerous leadership positions in the academic including headship of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Uyo and has provided professional engineering services to several firms including Nigerian Ports Authority, O’baccu Consulting Engineers/Etteh-Aro & Partners etc.
He obtained his PhD from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria and specialising in Coastal Hydraulics / Water Resources Engineering. Engr. Dr. Okon Bassey is married to Dr. Mrs Victoria O. Bassey. The marriage is blessed with children. The young Basseys are doing well in all areas of endeavours.