The Governing Council of the University of Uyo has approved the appointment of Blossom Ebere Okorie as its 8th substantive Registrar.
Okorie before her appointment was the acting director of information and public relations of the University.
This was contained in a statement signed by the acting registrar, Linus Okoko and made available to the media, adding that the appointment was made during the 99th meeting of the Governing Council.
Born on July 22, 1965 in Kano State, though an indigene of Ikot Umiang Ide, Etinan Local Goernment Area, Akwa Ibom State, she 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.
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.
She is a graduate of the defunct University of Cross River State where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English language in 1988.
She served and completed her one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps programme in 1989 and later registered for Postgraduate Diploma programme where she obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education in 2001, and Masters of Arts in English in 2007 respectively.
She 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.'” the statement added.
Between 2000-2005, she 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.
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.
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.
The new Registrar is expected to assume duty on May 1, 2023