Ekong Jimmy Effiong

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Ekong Jimmy Effiong
Portrait of Dr. Ekong Jimmy Effiong
Portrait of Dr. Ekong Jimmy Effiong
Born (1957-12-21) December 21, 1957 (age 64)
Obong Itam, Itu, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
🏡 ResidenceUyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
🎓 Alma materUniversity of Nigeria, Nsukka
💼 Occupation
  • Teacher
  • Civil servant
👔 EmployerAkwa Ibom State Government
🏢 OrganizationAkwa Ibom State Civil Service
👩 Spouse(s)Eno Jimmy Effiong (married 1984)
👶 Children4
👴 👵 Parent(s)
  • Jimmy Effiong Udoekong
  • Jenny Udo Akpan

Dr. Ekong Jimmy Effiong (born 21 December 1957) is a teacher by profession and a civil servant by career. He is at present a Permanent Secretary in the service of Akwa Ibom state Government, Nigeria.[1]

Early life[edit]

Effiong was born on 21 December 1957 in Obong Itam,[2] Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria - where he grew up. He is of the Ibibio tribe and a native of Ikot Ukap Itam[3] in Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom state. His parents: Jimmy and Jenny were traders.

Education[edit]

He began his educational pursuit in 1963 at Government Primary School, Ikot Andem Itam,[4] Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom state. He moved to County Council School, Eman Itam, Itu (1964) and Presbyterian School, Ikot Oporo-Ediene[5] in Ikono local government area (1965). In 1967 he transferred back to Government Primary School, Ikot Andem Itam where he won his first school leaving certificate in 1970. His movement from school to school was as a result of staying with his maternal uncle - Akan Ekong; who was a school teacher.

He attended Itam Secondary School,[6] Obong Itam,[2] Itu local government area from 1971 to 1975 where he obtained his West African School Certificate.

In 1977, he gained admission into the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Yaba,[7] graduating with the Nigeria Certificate of Education[8] (Technical) in 1980.

He holds a BSc. (Ed.) Technical Vocational Education, M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Technical Education all from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka[9] which he obtained in 1987, 1997 and 2006 respectively.

Family and personal life[edit]

Effiong and his wife Eno have four children: Mfon-Obong, a medical doctor; Ti-Abasi, an engineer; Kukpongobong, a student of sociology and Yire-Obong, a student of engineering.

Career and employment[edit]

Before taking up teaching as a profession, Effiong worked as a Clerical Staff with the defunct African Continental Bank Ltd, Benin City[10] in 1976 and Maintenance/Operation Technician with the Nigerian Television Authority, Yola in 1980 as a National Youth Service Corps member.

He began his teaching work at Government Technical College, Ikot Ada Idem, Akwa Ibom state. He also taught at St. Patrick’s Technical College Ugep and St. Patrick’s College, Ikot Ansa, Calabar all in Cross River state before going back to Akwa Ibom state where he taught at Secondary School Ekit Itam II and Community High School Edem Urua. He served as College Principal at Community Technical College Ikot Akata.[11]

Effiong transferred his services to the mainstream of Akwa Ibom state civil service as Education Officer, serving in the State Ministry of Education headquarters and State Technical Schools Board headquarters. He rose to the rank of Director of Education in 2007.

In 2013, he was appointed Permanent Secretary in the service of Akwa Ibom State Government. As Permanent Secretary, he has served in the Akwa Ibom State Technical Schools Board (2013); Ministry of Science and Technology (2014) and Ministry of Agriculture (2014).

Religious views[edit]

Ekong Jimmy Effiong is a Christian and a member of the Church of Christ(Churches of Christ). He is an Elder[12] of the church at 20, Paul Bassey Street, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. He believes true worshippers of God are those who worship God in spirit and in truth and contribute positively to the peaceful co-existence of mankind.[citation needed]

Honours and awards[edit]

Dr. Ekong J. Effiong (left), with other recipients of the Outstanding Permanent Secretaries Merit Award by the House of Representatives (Nigeria), Committee on Governmental Affairs, 2014.
Dr. Ekong Jimmy Effiong stands beside the brand new Kia Rio (2012 model) presented to him as the Best Public Servant, Akwa Ibom state, 2012.
  • Outstanding Permanent Secretaries Merit Award by the House of Representatives (Nigeria) Committee on Governmental Affairs,[13] 2014.
  • Best Public Servant Award, Akwa Ibom state by Office of the Head of Service, Akwa Ibom state, 2012.
  • Nigerian Gold Merit Award for Transparency and Accountability by Elite Magazine, 2010.
  • African Credibility Award by Platinum Standard Publications Ltd, 2009.
  • Certificate of Honours by the National Association of Teachers of Technology for positive contribution to technical education, 1999.

Membership of professional associations[edit]

  • Member, Philosophy of Education Association of Nigeria
  • Member, National Association for Advancement of Knowledge
  • Member, National Association of Teachers of Technology[14]
  • Member, Nigerian Vocational Association[15]
  • Fellow, Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management[16]

Publications[edit]

Effiong, Ekong (2006). "Standard in Education and Quality Delivery as Imperative for National Productivity". Nigeria Journal of Educational Philosophy. njep. 2 (2): 16–24. ISSN 0794-0114.

Effiong, Ekong (2011). "The Interplay of Cognitive and Psychomotor Domains in Learning Vocational Technical Trades". Journal of Nigerian Association of Teachers of Technology. NATT. 7 (3): 25–28. ISSN 1118-4558.

Effiong, Ekong (2013). "Re-Engineering Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Towards Capacity Building for Sustainable Development". Nigerian Vocational Association Journal. NVAJ. 18 (2): 1–9. ISSN 1115-9626.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. Administrator. "Akpabio berates A'Ibom Service Commission over recruitment". nationaldailyng.com. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://nga.postcodebase.com/node/5238
  3. "° Guide: Ikot Ukap in Nigeria (Akwa Ibom) - Tripmondo". Tripmondo. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  4. "Ikot Andem Itam". getamap.net. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  5. "Ikot Okoro". geoview.info. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  6. "List of Secondary Schools in Lagos, Top Private Secondary Schools in Lagos - VConnect™". vconnect.com. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  7. "Federal College of Education, (Technical) Akoka, Lagos". fcetakoka-edu.net. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  8. Collins Okonkwo. "Educational System In Nigeria". bffa-online.org. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  9. "Home - University Of Nigeria Nsukka". University Of Nigeria Nsukka. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  10. "African Continental Bank". nigerianwiki.com. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  11. "::::National Board for Technical Education (NBTE)". nbte.gov.ng. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  12. "The Elder in the Church-The Elder Is a Divinely-Appointed Office-The Elder Is a Leader". CARM - The Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  13. Nigerian National Assembly. "National Assembly - Federal Republic of Nigeria". nassnig.org. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  14. http://www.natt.com.ng/membership.html
  15. "Nigeria Vocational Association". nigeriavocationalassociation.org. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  16. "Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management". diplomacyandmanagement.org. Retrieved 5 October 2015.


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