Ekpenyong John Esong was born in Okopedi in Okobo L.G.A. of Akwa Ibom State on 23rd November 1954. In 1967, I completed my primary school education after which i proceeded to St Vincent secondary school and then Hope Wadel Training Institute where I completed my secondary school education in 1972. I enrolled for higher school certificate in Ibadan Polytechnic Ibadan between 1975 and 1976. In 1977 I was awarded scholarship to study Metallurgical Engineering in St Peterburg’s University of Technology Russia. In 1984 I completed my studies in Russia and returned to Nigeria. In 1986 I was employed by Kwara State Polytechnic as Lecturer III. With dedication and commitment to my duties I rose to the rank of Chief Lecturer in Department of Metallurgical Engineering in 2009.