The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology Minna has approved the ppointment of Prof. Uno Essang Uno of the Department of Physics, School of Physical Sciences, as the Deputy Vice -Chancellor (Administration). In a letter conveying the appointment, the Registrar, Mr. Amos Nmadu Kolo stated that Council approved the appointment at its 153rd meeting held on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. The appointment is for a period of two years in the first instance, effective from April 19, 2023. Prof. Uno who hails from Urue-Offong Oruko Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State was born on December 29, 1959. He began his educational sojourn at Primary School, Eyulor-Oron, Akwa Ibom in 1967 and moved to Primary School, Oruko Oron (1970 – 1973). From 1973 to 1978, he attended Secondary Technical School, Oyubia-Oron, Akwa Ibom State. He was admitted into the University of Calabar in 1982 where he graduated in 1986 with B.Sc in Physics, obtained an MSc in Physics from the University of Abuja in 2000 and capped with a PhD in Solid State Physics from the same university of in 2006.
Prof. Uno began his working career as a store keeper at the Federal Government College, Enugu (1978 – 1980) and was a teacher at Federal Government College, Kano (1986–1987). He also taught at Senior Secondary Grammar School Kazaure, Jigawa State, from 1987 to 1989 at Federal Government Girls College, Bwari Abuja from 1989 to 2002. He joined the services of the Federal University of Technology, Minna as an Assistant Lecturer in 2002 and rose to the rank of Professor of Physics in 2015. The don has held various administrative positions and served in many committees in the University which includes Examination Officer Department of Physics 2003-2006; Deputy Chairman University Board of Research from 2009 -2010 and Head of Department from 2014- 2018. He was Coordinator of the University’s Electronic Examination (2013 – 2018) and Senate Representative on Council (2017—2021) Prof Uno accomplishments include several journal articles and conferences papers, national and international linkages. He has rendered consultancy services to the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, International Junior Science Olympic 2014, and a quiz master for NAFDAC, West African Examinations Council, Federal Ministry of Education, and Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. He has supervised several student projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The new DVC is a member of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN), Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP), Board Member International Young Physicists Tournament (IYPT), Board Member International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO). He is happily married with children.