Selected Honours and Awards

  • Dean's Honour Roll during entire undergraduate programme at Howard University, Washington, D.C. U.S.A
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1975.
  • Cited for academic excellence by the International Students Association of Howard University, 1976.
  • Selected as an Outstanding Young Man Of America, 1977.
  • Cited in the International Biographies, Cambridge, England, 1977.
  • Cited in Notable Americans, 1978.
  • Cited for unselfish devotion by the Nigerian Students Association, Greensboro Chapter, USA., 1983.
  • Federal Government of Nigeria Undergraduate scholarship, 1973.
  • Howard University Tuition scholarship for academic excellence, 1973-1976.
  • American Economic Association Fellowship to study at Northwestern University in 1975.
  • Howard University Graduate Assistant Fellowship,1976; Ford Foundation Grant.
  • Federal Government of Nigeria Post-graduate scholarship (M.A.), 1976-declined.
  • Howard University (Ford Foundation Grant) teaching fellowship (Ph.D), 1977 - declined.
  • University of Calabar Staff Development Programme Award, 1979.
  • Federal Government of Nigeria Post-graduate Scholarship (Ph.D). 1977 - declined.
  • University of Pittsburgh Teaching Fellowship,1981, 1982 declined.
  • Senate Research Grant 1983/84 - University of Calabar, Nigeria.
  • Senate Research Grant 1985/86 - University of Calabar, Nigeria.
  • Commendation for excellence in Research and Publication University of Calabar, 1986/87.
  • Senate Research Grant 1987/88 - University of Calabar, Nigeria.
  • Research Board Grant 1991, University of Zimbabwe, Harare.
  • African Economic Research Consortium Grant, 1992-1996.
  • IDRC, Canada, Research Grant, 1992.
  • NISER/SSCN Research Grant, 1993.
  • Centre For Advanced Social Science (CASS) Grant, 1993.
  • NISER Grant, Population studies programme, 1996/97
  • Chief Anthony A. Ani's Professorial Chair in Public Finance, University of Uyo, 1998 to 2001.
  • National Productivity Order of Merit Award by The President of Nigeria 2001.
  • Dr. Kwame Nkrumah AFRICAN LEADERSHIP AWARD 2003, Accra, Ghana.
  • Commendation by the National Universities Commission ( NUC) for satisfactory performance as Vice-chancellor, University of Uyo, 2000-2005.
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