Assistant Secretary

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Dr. Edeheudim B. Etuk hails from Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, South South, Nigeria. He  completed his primary education at the Methodist Primary School, Ibiakpan, Ikot Ekpene in 1981 and his Secondary Education at Lutheran High School, Ikot Obong Edong and Independence High School, Ukana all in Akwa Ibom State in 1987. He obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Animal Production from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUT,Owerri) in 1997, M.Sc and PhD Degrees, Animal Nutrition in 2001 and 2008, respectively. He studied the effect of heat on anti-nutritional factors in pigeon pea using broilers, characterised the feeding value of some sorghum varieties in turkey diets for his M.Sc. and PhD Degrees, respectively. Dr. Etuk in 1997/1998 served briefly as Technical Assistant in Gracib Investment Limited, a multi livestock specie production and processing business based in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State before proceeding to Government Resettlement Secondary School, Ukya, Toto LGA, Nassarawa State, North Central Nigeria in 1998 for his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) progrsmme. He subsequently served as an Agricultural Officer with the Akwa Ibom Agricultural Development Project (AKADEP) before his appointment in 2001 as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Animal Science and Technology, FUT, Owerri, where he rose to the rank of Senior Lecturer in October, 2010. He currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and has supervised over 40 Bachelors of Agricultural Technology students research, supervised or co supervised over 8 Post Graduate Diploma, M.Sc. and PhD theses. Dr. Etuk has attended several workshops and training within and outside Nigeria including the training on Computer Applications for Analysis and Management of Natural Resources organized by the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa(UNU INRA), the training on Organic Agriculture, Certification and Trade in Africa organized by the Washington State University, the. EU-INSIDE Capacity Building Training Workshop for Civil Society Organisations organized by the European Union, South South GPZ Programme Management Unit among others. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of a Non Governmental Organization, Sustainable Development Network Initiative (SDNI), and on the Executive Council of the Nigeria Society for Animal Production (NSAP) as well as member of several other professional and academic societies including Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN), World Poultry Science Association (WPSA) and Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN). Dr. Etuk is a registered Animal Scientist. Currently; his research focus is on development of substitutes for conventional feedstuff with local agro-byproducts including quality evaluation of water and feed additives. He has over 40 journal publications and has made over 20 presentations at conferences in addition to book chapters and editorship of publications. He was a recipient of the prestigious Australia Awards (Africa Fellowship) in 2014, and also a University Scholar Scheme awardee in 1994 – 1997, best graduating student in the  Department of Animal Science and Technology and School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri in 1997. He held the Study Fellowship of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria during his PhD programme and won First Prize at the Environmental Link National Essay Competition in 1994. Dr. Etuk is currently the Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. He had successfully served the University as Associate Dean, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology and University Alumni Relations Officer between 2011 and 2013; Research Associate, Centre for Research and International Development (CRID); Coordinator, Teaching and Research Farm; Coordinator, Post graduate programme, Examinations Officer and Class Adviser Department of Animal Science and Technology He is happily married to Uyai Nneka and they have three lovely children, two boys and a girl, Toroabasi, Keneabasi and Imaabasi.