Professor Charles Uko
Scholar/Engineer

Professor Charles Uko is a Civil/Construction Engineer and Scholar of national and international repute. Son of teacher – parents, he has always loved scholarship and felt a natural pull to the world of academics where he has set many academic records right from primary school where he emerged the best in mathematics in the regional exams. He graduated First Class and the best graduating student in Civil Engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1978. Post -NYSC, he worked for one year at MRT Consulting Engineers, Maiduguri supervising the construction of power stations, pump stations and power transmission lines. He won the Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue an MSc programme in Construction Engineering at the University of Leeds (UK) in 1980, and completed the course with Distinction in 1981. Still under scholarship, he commenced a doctoral degree in Structural Engineering at Leeds University and completed it in 1984.

Between 1984 and June 1988, Prof. Uko worked as a lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Port Harcourt. During those years he was involved in a number of teaching, design and supervision engagements. In July 1988, Prof. Uko, an indigene of Nsit Ubuim Local Government was appointed Commissioner for Lands and Housing in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State by Col. J. T. Ogbeha. He went on to also serve in the regimes of Col. G. O. Abbe and Group Captain Idongesit Nkanga. In 1992, he returned to the University of Port Harcourt and by 1993 he was promoted Senior Lecturer. In 1995, Prof. Uko joined the University of Uyo as the pioneer lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering. In February 1998, he joined the Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund [PTF] and worked there till August 1999 when he joined the Special Projects Unit of the Presidency, from where he moved to serve as the Technical Assistant to the Executive Director [PROJECTS] in the Niger Delta Development Commission, [NDDC], a position he resigned May 2002 to return to his first love, academics.

Prof. Uko returned to the University of Uyo in June 2002 as the Acting Head of Department of Civil Engineering. In 2003, he was promoted to Associate Professor and in 2007 he became a Professor of Structural Engineering. He was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Engineering in 2010. His proven track record of excellence lead to the Faculty of Engineering being granted full accreditation by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Between 2011 and 2012, he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration of the University of Uyo.

He is a registered engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria [COREN]. He is also a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and the American Concrete Institute. Professor Uko was the Vice President of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria [COREN] from 2013 to 2016. He has served as a consultant on many road, building and bridge projects and has also developed a computer software for Concrete Mix Design [COMBA] using the Nigerian Concrete Mix Design Manual published by COREN. He has several academic works to his name.

Akwa Ibom Celebrates the man of outstanding pioneering work in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Uyo.

10 Comments

  • Chiedozie
    Posted October 6, 2020 8:12 pm 0Likes

    My best lecturer till date…

  • Eddie Orok
    Posted October 6, 2020 8:19 pm 0Likes

    Prof. Charles Uko really deserve the pioneering award. I celebrate him.

  • Benson Ekpenyong
    Posted October 6, 2020 8:53 pm 0Likes

    An intellectual endowed individual who had traversed the sand of time to achieved a great fit in life.Akwaibomites are happy with him.more grace prof.for more exploit

  • Ekasi Emmanuel
    Posted October 6, 2020 9:16 pm 0Likes

    He is worth celebrating

  • Okeke Chukwuemeka
    Posted October 6, 2020 9:52 pm 0Likes

    He is also a committed child of God!

  • Ikechi C Emeruwa
    Posted October 7, 2020 8:50 am 0Likes

    I am a witness to the investable dedication and passion which this man has exhibited in the field of education having worked with him in his school located in his native land of Nsit Ubium LGA of Akwa Ibom State. The numerous scholarships he has given to children in the state speaks to his credit. To say the least, this man deserves to be celebrated by the people of the state.

  • Ikechi C Emeruwa
    Posted October 7, 2020 8:52 am 0Likes

    I am a witness to the inestimable dedication and passion which this man has exhibited in the field of education having worked with him in his school located in his native land of Nsit Ubium LGA of Akwa Ibom State. The numerous scholarships he has given to children in the state speaks to his credit. To say the least, this man deserves to be celebrated by the people of the state.

  • Engr. GODWIN JOSEPH UDOFIA.
    Posted October 7, 2020 10:03 am 0Likes

    I celebrate prof charles uko not only for his individual achievements but the genius role he played in the department of civil engineering, Akwa Ibom State University.
    Sir, you remain an Icon of Akwa Ibom State.
    Akwa Ibom indeed celebrates you.

  • Godswill Udofia
    Posted October 8, 2020 4:52 pm 0Likes

    He is a good man with a Good heart.
    God bless Prof. Charles Uko and continue to keep him.

  • Odudu Boniface
    Posted October 8, 2020 11:28 pm 0Likes

    Prof. Charles Uko is a great man indeed. He’s so humbled

    The first day I met him in his house he treated me as his very son. His kind is scarce in this generation

    He has offered me a two week free teaching in his school DANJOE with all expenses taken care of.

    You are amazing, Sir!
    I celebrate you

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