SAMSON-AKPAN, Enobong Sonny

Uni ve rs ity Teacher, Playwri ght, Senior Arts Fe llow, Theatre Arts De pt, Uni v of Uyo; LGA: Ns it Ibom ; Born: II, Sep 24, 1944; Married with s ix Children; Educa tion: Univ of N ig, Nsukka, 1966-73, B.A (Engli sh/Drama); Univ of Newcastle-U pon-Tyne, England, 1977 -78; Dipl Ed uc (Educat io na l Drama); M.Ed, (Educational Drama) ( 1980) ; O ther- Qualifications: Dipl in Theatre Techno logy, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Eng land, 1975; Career and Work History: Tuto r, Ireaka ri Grammar Sch, Idoani , Ondo State, 1973-74; Education Office r, CRS Min of Ed uc, 1974; Cultura l Officer, CRS Cu ltu ral Centre Board, 1974-76; Lecturer, Univ of Ca labar, 1976-94; Senior Arts Fe llow, Univ of Uyo, 1 9 ~4-pre s e nt ; Career Related Activities and Responsibilities: Has Written, Produced, Acted in and Directed several Plays and Theat ri ca l Per formances, includ ing lilla, Ekaette, Found and Lost; Mfon (Engl ish and Ibibio) A Festival of Dances, Comments and him Asabo; Contributed Articles and Poems to several Books and Journal s; Co author of the Edikood Nwed Ke lko lbibio, Books 1-5; Author of The Woman of 1lambo; Attended severa l Conferences, Professional Co urses and Workshops; Served on severa l Un ivers ity, Departmental and Facu lty Boards, in cl uding the Senate; Secretary, Academic Staff Uni on of Universities, Un iv ofCa labar Branch, 1983 -8 7; Civic and Political Activities: Mem, Board of Gov, Community Sec Sch, Afia Ns it Udua Nko, Nsit Ibom LGA, 1987-prese nt; Auditor, Assoc of Nig Authors (ANA), 1987-88; Cha irman, AKS Council for Arts & Culture, 1990-92; Mem, Nat Council for Arts & Culture, 199 1-92; Mem, Comm iltee for the Deve lopment of Ibibio La ng uage for Junror Sec Schs, 199 1; Mem, AKS Caretaker Committee of the Natio nal Republican Conve nt io n, 1992-93; Cha irm a n, Parents Teachets As soc of the Fed Govt Girl s' Co ll ege, Ikot Obio Ito ng, AKS, 1989-96; Cha irman, AKS Speci al Committee on Arts & Culture, 1995 ; Professional Memberships: Mem, Calabar Univ Theatre; Mem, Inti Theatre In s t; Mem, Asscn of N ig Authors; Mem, Ibibio Language Writers ' Asscn ; Mem, Un iv o fCalabar Creative Writers' Asscn; Mem, Soc. of N ig. Theatre Art ists (SONTA); Religious Affi liat ion : Ch ri st ian; Hobbies and Interests: Creative Writin g, Mus ic, Cultural Fes ti va ls; Office: Theatre Arts Dept, Univ of Uyo, P.M.B 1017, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
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