Prof.Peter Richard King Resumed as AFUED Vice-Chancellor. He is a Prof. Of Zoology from the University Of Uyo while the acting Vice-Chancellor Prof. Olukoya Ogen Joseph is now the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of AFUED.

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Prof. Richard KING was born on 17th May 1958 into the family of Chief John King Usoro MBE [deceased] of the Nung Awu Immediate FamilyNucleus and the Atontia Extented Family Linkage, both of IkotEbok
Village and Idua Clan in the present Eket Local Government Area [LGA] of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Chief John King was the Head of Idua Clan until his demise in 1975 at the age of 105 years.


Prof. Richard King commencedat St. Gregory’s Primary School, Ikot Ebok, Eket where he obtained the First SchoolLeaving Certificate (FSLC ~ Distinction) in 1972. He proceeded to the Nigerian Christian Secondary School, Ukpom, Abak LGA, where he took and passed the O’Level General Certificate of Education [GCE]
examination in 1976 while still inClass IV. He served his Secondary School in various capacities including: Class Prefect, Student Laboratory Attendant and Senior Prefect. He was an excellent football player and an
outstanding athlete.

Prof. Richard King attended the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) as a pioneer student where he graduated with a BSc (Second Class Honours, Upper Division) Degree in Zoology (1981), MSc Degree in Hydro-biology and Fisheries Biology [1985] and Ph.D Degree in Zoology (with major in Fisheries Biology) (1994). During hisundergraduate days, Prof King was the President of the UNIPORT Chapter of the
National Association of Cross River State Students(NACRISS) (1978 – 1979) and President of the National Association of Zoology Students (NAZOOS) (1978 – 1979).

He was also the Welfare Officer of the Post Graduate Students’ Union (1982 –1983). Others In the year 2001, Prof. King spent a tenures Biodiversity Research Scientist in the Laboratoire d’Ichtyology,Musee Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium while in 2006, he attended the Word of Faith Bible Institute, Living Faith Church Worldwide for the Basic Certificate Course (BCC). In 2007, Prof. King received a brief lecture at the Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Boston, USA during a Study Tour on Corruption.

Prof. Richard King devotedly served as a young Tutor in Science School, Hong in the present Adamawa State during the mandatory National Youth Service Corps Programme in 1981/82. He joined the services of the erstwhile University of Cross River State as a Lecturer and Research Scientist in 1984. He later transferred his services to University of Uyo where he held several posts of responsibilities including:

  1. Head, Department of Zoology
  2. Pioneer Head, Department of Fisheries& Aquaculture
  3. Acting Dean, Faculty of Agriculture
  4. Pioneer Director, Center for Wetlands&Waste Management Studies
  5. Director, Remedial Directorate
  6. Chairman & Member of Sundry Committees and Panels

Prof. King rose rapidly through the ranks to become the First Professor of Fisheries & Aquaculture of the University of Uyo and the First Professor Product of the University of Port Harcourt. He served as an Environmental Consultant on several Baseline Environmental Studies(BES), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Post Impact Assessment (EPIA) projects in the Niger Delta. Prof. King was an EIA Review Panelist for the Federal Ministry of Environment for a time frame of over seven (7) years.

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