INYANG, Okon W

Community Leader, Retired Director, Federal Ministry of Education; LGA:: [kono; Born: Feb. 13, 1925; Pa: Leader Will iam N. Inyang (d)andUmani E Inyang(d); Married; C hild re n: George (35), Idonges it (20); Education: Methodist College, Uzuakol i, 1941 -45; Kalabari National College, Buguma, 1946-47; Univ. College, Ibadan, 195 1-55, B.A. (London); Other Qualifications: Postgraduate Cer!. in Education (London), Univ. College, Ibadan, 1957-58; Postgraduate Cert. in the Teaching of English as a Second Language, Bristol, 1960-6 1; Career and Work History: Principal, Methodist Teachers' Train ing College, Ibiakpan, 1958-61 ; Principal, Methodist Boys' Sec. Sch., Nto Ndang, 1962-68; Principal, Methodist Teacher Training College, Qron, 1969-70; Principal, Methodist Boys' High Sch., Oron, 1970-7 1; Chairman, State Sch. Board, Calabar, 197 1-74; Adviser, Post Sec, Federal Ministry of Education, 1974-76; Assistant Director (Primary), Federal Inspectorate Service, 1976-77; Assistant Director, Teacher Education, Headquarters, 1977-8 1; Acting DirectorofEducational Services, 198 1-82; Director (Schools) Headquarters, 1982-84; Career Related Activities: Mem., National Un iversities Commi ssion, 1974-76; Mem., Governing Council, Un iv. of Ife, 1974-76; Mem., Governing Council, Univ. of Nigeria , Nsukka, 1977- 8 1; Special Work Related Achievements: As Principal of Schools, produced three Bishops and many lay Presidents for Methodist Church Nigeria; Involved in the Expansior.. of Universities and Estab lishment of Federal Schools. of Arts and Science whi le in the Federal Ministry of Education; Supervised the Estab lishment of Federal Colleges of Education in Abeokuta, Kontagora, Obudu; Influenced the decis ion that class ified South Eastern State as a disadvantaged state being a Mem. of the Univ. Entrance Committee wh ich also recommended the setting up of JAMB; Civic and Political Activities: Pro-chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, Federal Univ. of Technology, Owerri, 1984-86; Chai rman, Local Gov!. Service Commiss ion, Cross River State, Calabar, 1986-87; Chairman, Local Gov!. Service Comm iss ion, Cross River State/ Akwa Ibom State Gov!., Uyo, 1987-88; Mem., Govern ingCouucil, Federal Polytechn ic, lI aro, 1990-93; Mem., House of Representatives, National Council of Nigerian Citizens, Lagos, 1964-66; Patron, Mbio Oku Ikot Odung Youth Asscn., 1990; Patron, Mbio Oku Ikot Odung Village Council, 199 1; Honours and Awards: APQEN Man of the Year by the Governing Council ofthe Asscn for Promoting Quality Education in Nigeria, Uyo, 1995; "Obong Unwana Ikono", Kingmakers of Ikono, Ibiaku Ntok Okpo, 1981; Special Merit Award, Methodist Theological Institute, Umuahia, 1994; Professional Memberships: Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management, 1990; ReligjollS Affiliation: Methodist; Hobbies: Readin g, Writing, Listening to ' the Rad io and Watching _Television; Dr. Inyang is the first lay Pres. of the Diocese of Ikono Methodist Church; he's a )ay preacher. Home: 26 Adadiaha Road, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State. Tel. : (085) 4001 38, 400 198.
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