Etim Nyong Bassey, chemical engineer, 71, May 11. Born in Oron, Akwa Ibom State, he was educated at Methodist Boys High School, Oron, 1960-1966; Khartov State University, USSR, 1969-1970; Lvov Polytechnic Institute, USSR, 1970-1974; and Bradford University, Bradford, England, 1983-1986. Bassey started his career as a teacher at Salvation Army Secondary School, Eket, 1967-1968; teacher, Hope Waddel Training Institute, Calabar, Cross River State, 1968-1969; appointed chemical engineer, Nortex Nigeria Limited, Kaduna, 1974-1975; planning engineer, Nigerian Steel Development Authority, Lagos/Ajaokuta, 1975-1979; construction and erection engineer, Delta Steel Company, DSC, 1979-1987; assistant general manager, research and equality control, DSC, 1988-1995, and deputy general manager, technical services and environment, DSC, 1995-1996. Bassey who is the former head of chemical engineering department, University of Uyo, is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and member, Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria, COREN.
— May 16, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT