Prof. Nseabasi Akpan is an accomplished scholar of Sociology and Anthropology who started his teaching career with University Uyo as a Teaching Assistant and has risen to the peak of his career.
He holds a BSc. in Sociology, MSc. in Rural/Community Development, and a Ph.D. Rural Development from University of Cross River State, Uyo and University of Uyo respectively.
At University of Uyo, he lectures 16 undergraduate courses and 13 postgraduate courses. He has also handled responsibilities such as Acting Director, Public Order and Information Management, Head, Department of Sociology and Anthropology etc.
Outside the University, his hard work and resilience has brought about appointment such as Honourable Commissioner for Ministry of Lands and Town Planning and Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Education both for Akwa Ibom State Government. His merritorious services in whatever he is assigned to do has fetched him awards such as The Most Outstanding Commissioner Special Award presenter By Yoruba Community, Akwa Ibom State, Pillar of Youth Education Excellence Award by Youth for Liberation and Empowerment International etc.
He holds membership with some high profile professional bodies such as World Council on Curriculum and Instruction, National Association of Sociology and Anthropology (NASA).
His deep research in Rural/Community Development has given birth to Journal Articles, Books Chapters. Majority are open access on this knowledgebase, Researchgate and Google Scholar.
He is married and blessed with beautiful children.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Higher Education and Institutions Attended
University of Cross River State, Uyo
University of Uyo
University of Uyo
NTI – Kaduna ( Affiliated to USMAN DANFODIO University, Sokoto
(i) BSc. (Sociology) Second Class Upper Division - 1988
(ii) MSc. Rural/Community Development - 1995
(iii) Ph.D. Rural Development - 2001
(iv) PGDE – Post Graduate Diploma in Education - 2007
Distinction and Awards
(i) Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Cross River State Honour Roll - 1984 – 1988
(ii)University of Cross River State Honour Roll - 1985 – 1988
Awards / Titles
(1) Awards of Honour by Nigerian Sociology and Anthropology Students Association, University of Uyo. -
(2) The Most Outstanding Commissioner Special Award presenter By Yoruba Community, Akwa Ibom State - 2009
(3) Architect of Akwa Ibom State Educational Reform and Students Friendly Commissioner Award by Godswill Akpabio Students foundation
(4)Global Newstrend Excellence Award for Educational Development - 2009
(5) Excellence Award for Educational Development Abia State University Alumni Association, Akwa Ibom State Branch - 2009
(6)Excellent Administrator and Initiative Award by Holy Trinity College Old Students Association. - 2010
(7) Award of Excellence by Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria. (AOPSHON) - 2010
(8) Pillar of Youth Education Excellence Award by Youth for Liberation and Empowerment International -,2007
(9) Obong Uwana – Afaha Offiong, 2012 by Afaha Offiong Community Nsit Ibom.
(10)Distinguished Professional Nobility Award for the 250 Most Outstanding Administrator of the New Millennium, Akwa Ibom State by Institute of Corporate Administrator of Nigeria.
(11) Fellow – Institute of Corporate Administrator of Nigeria – for visionary Leadership and outstanding performance in Organizational Administration. - 2006
(12) Leadership and Excellence award by Forum of Youth Group Leaders in Akwa Ibom State.
Before Present Appointment:1. NYSC Corper, Bendel State.- 1989
Lecturer – University of Uyo
Courses taught with DatesSOC 111 Introduction to Sociology 1997 – 2006
SOC 123 Introduction to Psychology 2001 – 2006
GST 112 Philosophy and Human Existence 2000 – 2006
SOC 214 Social Psychology 1 2001 – 2006
SOC 215 Sociology of Mass Communication 2002 – 2004
SOC 216 Sociology of Family 2004 – 2006
SOC 224 Social Psychology II 2004 – 2006
SOC 225 The Structure of Nigeria Society 2003 – 2006
SOC 226 Sociology of Mass Communication II 2004 – 2006
SOC 227 Women in Society 2001 – 2003
SOC 228 Sociology of Education 2006,2012 – 2013
SOC 311 Methods of Social Research I 2004 – 2006
SOC 314 Intergroup Relations 2003 – 2006; 2012 -2013
SOC 316 Social Stratification 2005 – 2006
SOC 324 Rural Sociology 2005 – 2006; 2012 – 2013
SOC 414 Urbanization & Labour 2000 - 2005; 2012 – 2013
SOC 221&424 Social Change 1&2 2014 – 2015
MSc Courses Taught with Dates
SOC 608 Community Development 2005 – 2006; 2012 – 2013
SOC 679 Nigeria Rural Society 2012 till date
SOC 666 Rural Development Policies & Programme 2013 – 2015
SOC 672 Rural Social Change 2014 – 2015
SOC 673 Community Development Practices 2012 – 2015
PhD. Courses Taught with Dates
SOC 710 Advance Issues in Rural Sociology 2013 – 2016
SOC 713 Comparative Rural Change and Social Policy 2005-2006; 2012-2014
SOC 735 Advanced Community Development 2006, 2013 – 2015
SOC 736 Rural Social Planning 2013 – 2014
SOC 737 Rural Development Practice in Nigeria 2012 – 2015
SOC 770 Gender & Development 2012 – 2013
PGD Courses Taught with Dates
DSA 521 Methods and Practice of Social Research 2013 – 2016
DSA 525 Sociology of Economic Life and Livelihoods 2014 – 2016
MSc Supervision and PGD Supervision
- (i) Acting Director, Public Order and Information Management - 2016
- (ii)Head, Department of Sociology and Anthropology - 2013 – 2016
- (iii) Co-ordinator, School of Continuing Education,Department of Sociology and Anthropology -2003 – 2007
- (iv) Co-ordinator, Social Work: Diploma Programme,Department of Sociology and Anthropology - 2005 – 2007
- (v) Assistant Examination Officer for four years (Department of Sociology)
Committee/ Community Service with the University:
- (i) Member, Investigation Panel on ALLEGED PLOT TO BURN DOWN THE CENTRAL ADMINSTRATIVE BLOCK, UNIVERSITY OF UYO, by Causal Staff of the University.
- (ii)Member, Committee on the Delivery of Post-graduate Programmes in GERONTOLOGY and GERIATRICS in the University of Uyo.
- (iii)Member, University Library Committee (Representing Social Sciences)
- (iv)Member, University of Uyo/Lancaster Linkage Team
- (v) Member, Panel of Investigation into Incident of Bulgary into Dr. Udokang’s Office,Faculty of Education
- (vi) Member, Faculty of Social Sciences Committee on SOSA Constitution.
National/State/Community Service outside the University:
- (i) Rural Financial Institutions and Rural Development in Akwa Ibom State - 2001
- (ii) Administration of Community Development in Akwa Ibom State - 1994
- (iii) Prostitution and Changes in Sexual Morality: A case study of Uyo Urban,1995
- (iv) Urban women in Business and Family Stability: A case Study of Uyo - 1999
- (v) Youth Restiveness in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria - 2003
- (vi) Conflict Management and Prevention in the Niger Delta Region - 2005
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Rural Financial Institutions and Rural Development in Akwa Ibom State
Akpan, Nseabasi S. (2001). PhD. Dissertation submitted to the University of Uyo.
Administration of Community Development in Akwa Ibom State (An Alternative Approach)
Akpan, Nseabasi S. (1995). MSc. Thesis submitted to the Postgraduate School, University of Uyo.
The Urban Environment and Urban Refuse Management in Nigeria
Abiodun, J. Ogunbodede and Nseabasi Akpan (1998). West African Journal of Research and Development in Education Vol. 5(4): 74 -79, University of Calabar, Nigeria.
Women and Harmful Traditional Health Practice: A Case of Training Traditional Birth Attendant (TBAS) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Abiodun, J. Ogunbodede and N. S. Akpan (1999). International Journal of Educational Development (IJ ED), Vol 1(2): 160 – 170, University of Uyo, Uyo..
Rural Development and the Primary Health Care in Nigeria: A Case of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
Abiodun, J. Ogunbodede and N. S. Akpan (2000). CASTALIA: Journal of Multicultural and Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol. 2, pp 92 – 102, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Rural Development Strategies in Nigeria (1965 – 1999): A critical Appraisal and the way forward
Nseabasi Akpan (2000). CASTALIA: Journal of Multicultural and Multidisciplinary Studies. Vol 3(2), pp 134 – 146, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Contributions of Rural Financial Institutions in Rural Development of Akwa Ibom State: A Parsimonious Description Using the Principal Component Analysis.
Nseabasi Akpan (2001). CASTALIA: Journal of Multicultural and Multidisciplinary Studies. Vol 7(1) pp 35 -47, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Youth Restiveness and Violence in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria: Implications and Suggestion Solutions.
Akpan, Nseabasi and Emmanuel M. Akpabio (2003). International Journal of Development Issues. Vol 2(2) pp 37 – 58, Sydney Australia (December).
Development in World Block Formation: The Case of the European Union (EU)
Nseabasi Akpan (2003). West African Journal of Agriculture and Social Studies. Vol 3.pp 11 – 19. International Tropical Research Publisher, Port Harcourt (December).
"Etibe”: An Instrument for Mobilizing Rural Resources for Skill Acquisition and Rural Development in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
Nseabasi Akpan (2003). South-South Journal of Culture and Development. Vol. 5(2) pp 125 – 152. (December) UNESCO Lesotho.
Conflicts in Nigeria’s Niger Delta: Issues on Response and Management
Nseabasi Akpan (2005). International Journal of Social Sciences, University of Uyo, Vol. 4(1) pp 161 – 175.
Women and Sustainable Development: A Study of Women Involvement in Small Scale Business in Uyo Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Nseabasi Akpan (2005). Journal of Environment and Culture. Vol 2 (1) pp 14 – 26,Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Ibadan (June).
Prostitution and Changes in Sexual Morality: A Case of Uyo Urban (Nigeria)
D. O. John and Akpan Nseabasi (2005). Ibom Journal of Social Issues. Vol. 2(2) pp 132 – 143, University of Uyo, Uyo.
Nigerian Films and the African Cultural Value: An examination of people’s Perception of Romantic Scenes in Nigeria Movie.
Nseabasi S. Akpan and Abiodun J. Oluwabamide (2006). Ibom Journal of Social Issues. Vol 7(2) pp 8 – 17. A Publication by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Uyo, Uyo.
Public Awareness & HIV/AIDS in Rural Nigeria: The Case of Okobo, Akwa Ibom State
Abiodun J. Oluwabamide and Nseabasi S. Akpan (2006). International Journal of Social Sciences, Vol 5(1) pp 84 – 89 December. Publication in cooperation with the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uyo, Uyo.
Assessment of the Role of Religion in Conflict Prevention and Management in Nigeria
Nseabasi S. Akpan and Abiodun J. Oluwabamide (2008). “”. Journal of Educational Research and Development. Vol. 10(2) December pp. 265 – 285.
Oil and Conflicts in the Niger Delta Region, Nigeria: Facing the Facts
Akpan, Nseabasi S. and Akpabio, Emmanuel M. (2009). Journal of Social Development in Africa. Vol.24(1), pp 9 – 35, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Governance and Oil Politics in Nigeria’s Niger Delta’ The Question of Distributive Equity
Emmanuel M. Akpabio and Nseabasi S. Akpan (2010). Journal of Human Ecology 30(2) pp 111- 121. Kalma-Raj, India, (www.krepublishers.com).
The Menace of Child Abuse: A study of street hawking in Uyo
Nseabasi Akpan and Abiodun Oluwabamide (2010). A Journal of Social Sciences. Vol. 24 (3) pp 189-192 Kamla-Raj Enterprises,e.
Power Supply and Environment Sustainability in the University of Uyo: An agenda for full-blown research in Nigeria
Emmanuel M. Akpabio and Nseabasi Akpan (2010). Journal of African Studies and Development. Vol. 2 (6) pp 132-143 (www.academicjournals.org/lasd).
Environmental and Cultural Dynamics in Nutrition: A Comparison of Food Patterns in Two Nigerian Societiese
Abiodun J. Oluwabamide and Nseabasi S. Akpan (2010). The Anthropologists: International Journal of Contemporary and Applied Studies of Man, Kamla-Raj Enterprises, Delhi: India Vol. 12(2) pp 95-98 (www.krepublishers.com).
Governance and Communal Conflicts in Post-democratic Nigeria: A Case of the oil-producing Niger Delta Region
Nseabasi S. Akpan (2010). Journal of African Studies and Development Vol. 2 (3) pp 065-074 (www.acadmicjournals.org/Jasd).
Kidnapping in Nigeria’s Niger Delta: An Exploratory Study
Nseabasi S. Akpan (2010). Journal of Social Science. Vol. 24 (1) pp 33- 42. Kamla-Raj Enterprises, Delhi-India, (www.krepublishers.com).
Rural Development Initiative under the Military and Civilian, Regimes in Nigeria. A Comparative Analysis
Nseabasi S. Akpan (2012). African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation & Development Vogl. 4 (2) pp 130-149 (httos://www.aistid.com)
Rural Development Practice in Nigeria: How Participatory and what Challenges?
Nseabasi S. Akpan (2012): Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. Vol. 2 (3) pp 381-393 (www.accessweb.com).
From Agriculture to Petroleum oil production: What has changed about Nigeria’s Rural Development?
Nseabasi S. Akpan (2012): International Journal of Developing Societies (World Scholars) Vol. 1 (2/3) pp 97-106. USA..
Rural Development in Nigeria: A Review of Pre and Post-Independence Practice
Nseabasi S. Akpan (2012): Journal of Sociological Research. MacroThink Institute USA Vol. 3(2) pp 146-139 (www.macrothink.org/isd) In Collaboration with Human Resource Management; Academic Research Society..
Understanding Local Attitudes to the . Utilization of Public Infrastructure Services: The Case of Rural Electricity Services in Akwa lbom State, Nigeria
Nseabasi S. Akpan (2014): Humanities and Sciences Vol. 2 (4) pp 114-120 Science Publishing Group, USA. ‘(htto://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/j/hss).
Resource Centered Rural Development Plans in Nigeria: Policies, Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities
Nseabasi S. Akpan (2014): . British Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Sciences U.K. Vol. 4 (12) pp 1640-1652 (www.sciencedom,ain.org). .
Decentralizing Rural Development Practice in Nigeria: The Challenges and Opportunities
Nseabasi S. Akpan (2015): Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Vol. 3 (5) pp 185-192 Science, USA (httos://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com).
Women and Rural Development in Nigeria: Some Critical Issues for Policy Consideration
Nseabasi S. Akpan (2015): Social Sciences, Science PG, Vol. 4 (5) pp 110-118 (https:/Awww.sciencepublishinggroup.com/|/ss).
Oil and Militancy in Nigeria’s Niger Delta: A “Development Catalyst” or “Development in Reverse
Nseabasi S. Akpan and Emmanuel M. Akpabio (2008) ” South-South Journal of Culture and Development. Vol. 10(2) pp. 265-265 December.
Leadership, Accountability and Health Care Delivery in the Rural Areas of Nigeria
Nseabasi S. Akpan and Abiodun J. Oluwabamide (2009). Zaria Journal of Liberal Arts (ZOJOLA). Vol. 3 (1) pp 159-166..
Corruption and Underdevelopment: The Case of Rural Health Care Delivery
Abiodun J. Oluwabamide and Nseabasi S. Akpan (2010). International Si-Lingual Journal of Anti-Corruption, Law, Humanities, Social Sciences and Development Studies. Vol. 4 (1) pp 133-137. Jan-June (in Collaboration with the Faculty of Management Sciences, — Kogi State University, Anyingba)(www.uaaciinternational.org).
An Assessment of People’s Attitude towards pregnant women in Nigerian Banks: Case Study of Some Selected Banks
Abiodun J. Oluwabamide and Nseabasi S. Akpan (2010). Maiduguri, Journal of Arts and Social Sciences (MAJASS). Vol. 8(1) pp 13-19.
The Role of Traditional Rulers in the Prevention and Management of Conflicts in Nigeria
Nseabasi S. Akpan & Abiodun J. Okwebamide (2011): Nasher Journal Vol. 9(3) pp 128-135 (December) (www. icsher.org)
The Changing Rural Social Organizations and Institutions: Implication for Agriculture Development Strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa
Nseabasi S. Akpan and Aniefiok S. Ukommi (2014): Ibom Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 9(1) pp 47- 60, University of Uyo, Uyo..
The Perils and Blessings of Child Labour in a Developing Economy: A Case of NigeriaRural Financial Institutions and Rural Development in Akwa Ibom State
Nseabasi Akpan and John, D. O. (1994). In Abasiekong and Modo(eds). High Points in Development pp 206 — 213 Doran Publishers, Uyo..
The Need for Changing Food Habits Arnong Nigerians
D. O. John and N. S. Akpan, (1997). Food Security: In Y. 1. Fabiyi and M. G. Nyienakuna (eds) Issues in Sustainable Agric Development pp 15-29, Doran Publishers, Uyo..
Society, Culture and Religion: African Traditional System in Perspective
Nseabasi Akpan and Abiodun Ogunbodede (2011). In Fgbe’lfie (ed) Africa: Our Times. and Culture, pp 12-21, Oputora Books, University of Ibadan..
Structure of Self-Organized Traditional Financial Institution in Nigeria: The Case of ‘Etibe’
Nseabasi Akpan (2004). In Akpan. Umoh Akpan and Abiodun Oluwabamide (eds) Nigerians and their Cultural ee pp, 148-154, Lisjohnson Resources Publishers, Lagos.
Funeral/Burial Rites in Rural Nigeria: The Case of the Ibibio, Akwa lbom State
Nseabasi Akpan (2006). In Essoh, P. A. & . Oluwabamide, A. J. (eds) Highlights of the Nigerian. Cultural Heritage”. Lisjohnsons Resources Publishers, Lagos, pp 207-216..
Developing and Maintaining Moral Values for em Empowerment in Nigeria
Akpan, Nseabasi (2006). In Godwin E. Akpan & Christopher N. Ekong (eds), Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development. Minder International, Lagos, pp. 143-151.
Rural. Poverty and Nutrition in Nigeria: A Case Study of Ikot Effiong Community
Abiodun J. Oluwabamide, & Akpan, -Nseabasi (2008). Pan African Anthropological Association, pp 40. NEPAD and its Vision of Culture.
Women Education and Entrepreneurship Development in Nigeria: The situation in YOBE and Akwa Ibom State
Aniefiok S. Ukommi, Nseabasi S. Akpan and Ubong Nanna Umanah (2014). In Paul Y. MBAYA & ADOLE Raphael Audu (eds), Northern Region of Nigerian an The Challenges of Development (Readings in Honour of Prof. Kyasi Tijani) At — Mishad Publishers — Makurdi, pp 390-406.
Rural and Community Development in Nigeria: Concepts and Dimensions
Nseabasi S. Akpan (2012): LAMBERT Academic Publishing — Germany
Rural Financial Institutions: Dynamics and Development Perspectives
Nseabasi S. Akpan (2012): LAMBERT Publishing — Germany.
Symposium on Skills Acquisition and Rural Development in Nigeria. UNIUYO June 2001 organized for Local Government Chairmen and official: Paper Presented: Etibe; An Instrument for Mobilizing Rural Resources FOR Skills Acquisition and Rural Development in Akwa lbom State.
Stakeholders Participatory Forum Organized by University of Uyo/Lancaster Linkage Programme Jan; 29th, 2003. Paper Presented: Conflict Management and Resolution in The Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
Workshop Organized for the Local Government. Administration in Akwa lbom State by National Orientation Agency, Uyo September 24th, 2004. Paper Presentation: The Role of Traditional Rulers in the Administration of Local Government Council in Nigeria.
Symposium Organized by the Department. of Sociology, University of Port Harcourt in Honour of Professor Ikenna Nzimiro, Inya Abam Eteng and Ogionwo February 17th, 2005. Paper Presented: African Culture of Care, ‘The Extended Family and the Health of the Aged (In Collaboration with Oluwabamide, A. J.)
15th Annual Conference of the PAN African Anthropological Associated held in Yaounde, Cameroon August 8th - 12th 2005. Paper Presented: Rural Poverty and Nutrition in Nigeria: A Case of Ikot Effiong Community (In Collaboration with Oluabamide, Abiodun).
Workshop organized for Teachers in Akwa lbom State by National Orientation Agency in Collaboration with State Ministry of Education/Uyo, September 8th 2005. Paper Presented: Effect of Examination Malpractice and Cultism in the Development of our Society.
3rd United Action Against Corruption and Injustice INT: (UAACA) International Bi-lingual Conference on Research and Development 24th — 26th May, 2010 — Abuja.
Consultative Meeting/Symposium with Pilot Universities. for the Commencement of Post Graduate Programmes in Gerontology and Geriatrics by National Universities. Commission 11" -- 12" March, 2013 Abuja.
22nd Annual National Congress of the Nigerian Rural Sociological Association (NRSA). 1ST -- 4TH OCTOBER 2013. Lead Presenter on the theme: Perspectives on Changing Rural Social Organizations, Structures and Institutions and Implications for Agricultural Development Strategies In Sub-Saharan Africa.
Workshop/Seminar organized by University of Uyo Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments/Unit May 2™ — 3 2013 on the theme; Repositioning the University for A GREATER PRODUCTIVITY.
Worship/Seminar organized by University of Uyo for HEAD OF Departments in the University February 11% — 12" 2015 on the theme: Productivity Enhancement for Heads of Academic Departments in the University.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
Faculty of Social Science,
University of Uyo,
Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria Email