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Prof. Ernest Bassey Etta

Professor
Microbiology
ebeasikong@unical.edu.ng

PROFESSOR ERNEST BASSEY ETTA ASIKONG Date of Birth: 25TH October, 1962 Place of Birth: Itigidi Sex: Male Marital Status: Married Religion: Christianity LGA of Origin: Abi State of Origin: Cross River Nationality: NigerianContact Address: Microbiology Department, University Of Calabar, C P.M.B 1115 Calabar, Cross River state : Phone: 0803 881 5464 E-mail: ebeasikong@gmail.com BRIEF PROFILE:Professor Ernest Bassey Etta Asikong holds; B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D in Microbiology with specific bias in Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology. He was Acting Head of the Department of Microbiology, University of Calabar. He is target oriented, focused, articulate, reliable, trustworthy, astute, resourceful, innovative and highly imaginative in thoughts. He is also a team player, emotionally and physically stable and completes task on schedule. He has held several positions within and outside the University including Examination Officer, Academic Adviser, Member Examination malpractice committees, Faculty Member, coordination of Pre-Degree Biology etc. He is one time Chairman Nigerian Environmental Society-NES Cross River State Chapter. He successfully hosted the Annual General Meeting-AGM and Conference during his tenure as chairman. He was appointed Deputy Editor in Chief Journal of Nigerian Environmental Society JNES. He also belongs to several other professional groups. He has won several awards including best science teacher, NYSC state award, best staff-students relationship award, Award of Excellence etc. He has published widely in local and international scientific Journals. He has written several scholarly books including Introduction to Environmental Microbiology, Pollution and waste Management. He is also an Environmental consultant, especially on Environmental Impact Assessment-EIA and Bioremediation. His Ph.D Thesis on “Biogas generation from Water hyacinth, Cassava Peels, Poultry Droppings and Cow-dung in Cross River State, Nigeria” is a scholarly research contribution to knowledge and Science and has won Science and Technology Education Post Basic-Innovators of Tomorrow STEP-B- IOT Award and Cross River State grant. Dr Asikong is a Christian, proudly married to Mrs Margaret E. Asikong, and are blessed with children, Emmanuella, Favour and Divine.
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