By Our Correspondent

The Governing Council of the University of Uyo has announced the appointment of Mrs. Blossom Ebere Okorie as the new Registrar for the institution.

The appointment was announced via a press release dated April 28, 2023 and signed by the Ag. Registrar and Secretary to Senate; Linus T. Okoko.

See below the full details of the release:

PRESS RELEASE

UNIUYO APPOINTS NEW REGISTRAR

The 9th Governing Council of the University of Uyo led by its Chairman, Barr. Bernadette Nwachukwu has approved the appointment of the 8th substantive Registrar, Mrs. Blossom Ebere Okorie during its 99th meeting held on Friday April 28, 2023. Mrs. Okorie before her appointment was the Acting Director of Information and Public Relations of the University.

Mrs. Blossom Okorie was born in July 22, 1965 in Kano State, though an indigene of Ikot Umiang Ede, Etinan Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, had part of her Primary Education at Presbyterian Primary School, Enwe Street, Uyo and later completed her Primary Six at Group School, Ikot Ibok/Ikot Nte, Etinan, where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate in 1978.

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From there, she proceeded to Adiaha Obong Secondary Commercial School Offot, Uyo for her Secondary School, Eniong School education and obtained her General Certificate of Education (GCE) in 1983. In her thirst for more knowledge, motivated her to further her tertiary education in the defunct University of Cross River State, and by 1988, she bagged Bachelor of Arts (Hons.).

She served and completed her one year mandatory NYSC progrmme in 1989. In order to further broaden her academic horizon, she registered for Postgraduate Diploma programme where she obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education in 2001, and Masters of Arts in English in 2007 respectively.

The 8th substantive Registrar began her career as Mistress II in Community Comprehensive Secondary School, Four Towns, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State in 1994 and later transferred her service to the University of Uyo in 2000. This astute administrator with track record of commitment and unbroken loyalty to the University of Uyo has climbed the ladder of the administrative cadre and garnered experience as reflected on all the sensitive positions she was privileged to hold in the University.

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Between 2000-2005, Mrs. Blossom Okorie served as Assistant Registrar and Faculty Officer in Faculty of Pharmacy; 2005-2009 – Senior Assistant Registrar and Faculty Officer in Faculty of Agriculture; 2009-2011 – Senior Assistant Registrar and Faculty Officer in Faculty of Arts; 2011-2015 – Principal Assistant Registrar and Head of Academic Staff Establishment, Directorate of Human Resources; 2015-2018 – Deputy Registrar and Secretary, College of Health Sciences. She was the Deputy Registrar and Head of Unit, Directorate of Information and Public Relations before her new appointment.

As a committed and experienced administrator, the new Registrar has served either as Secretary, Member and Chairperson in several Committees and Panels of the University. Apart from these, she has attended different life transforming professional conferences/workshops within the University and Nigeria.

She is a member of professional bodies, such as; Association of Nigerian Universities Professional Administrators (ANUPA), member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Chartered and a Fellow of Institute of Cooperate Administration. Mrs. Blossom Okorie is a person with remarkable visual presence, who is endowed with amiable personality; a committed leader, a loyal follower, God-fearing humble and dependable person who has made concrete and innovative contributions to the University in her capacity as administrator.

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The new Registrar has received several awards of excellence from different organizations. Mrs. Okorie has rendered community service and special service to the University of Uyo, her alma mater in diverse ways. As a devout Christian, she advocates for peaceful coexistence for maximum productivity.

Mrs. Blossom Ebere Okorie is happily married to Dr. Ebere James Okorie. They have loving children and grandchildren. The new Registrar is expected to assume duty on May 1, 2023

Signed

Linus T. Okoko
Ag. Registrar & Secretary to Senate April 28, 2023
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