DEACONESS AFFIONG ABASIATTAI
I had my primary education in various schools in the then Eastern Nigeria as I had to move around with my elder brother, Late Elder U. S. Ekpoh, a renowned teacher in those days.
September, 1954 - December, 1960
Attended Queen's School, Enugu and passed West African Senior School
Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Division one.
January, 1960 - June, 1963
Attended Queen's College, Yaba, for my Higher School Certificate Course.
September, 1963 - June, 1965
Attended University of Ibadan and graduated with B.A (honours) 2nd Class Division.
September, 1972 - June,
Studied in the University of Lagos for my PostGraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Course.
I have worked in both State and Federal Government Colleges as a classroom teacher.
POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY
In 1983, I was the Vice Principal of Federal Government Girls' College, Calabar, and became the Principal of that school in 1984.
June, 1986 to December, 1986, I served as the Principal of Federal Government Girls' College, Abuloma.
In December, 1986 to September, 1987, I was the Commissioner of Education in Cross River State.
I was Commissioner for Education in Akwa Ibom State from September, 1987 to December, 1988, and served as the Commissioner for Information in Akwa Ibom State from 1988 to 1990. In the Federal Ministry of Education, I served as the Co-ordinating Inspector of Education both in Rivers State and in Akwa Ibom State. In 1994, I won the Merit Award as the most outstanding Co-ordinating Inspector for the year. I have also held several other positions of responsibility both in Akwa Ibom State and in Federal Government service. And I have served in various Statutory Boards and Commissions.
Over the years, I have attended various courses on Educational Administration and Inspection both in Nigeria and in Britain.
Besides, I have a passion for promoting education of women and the girl-child. This led to my being one of the founding members of Forum for African Women Educationalist (FAWE). I also enjoy working with the youth.
Deaconess Affiong Abasiattai