National Award Scholarship - 1976-80

University of Nigeria Foundation Award - 1976-77

Departmental Prize for Best Graduating Student in Soil Science (UNN) - 1978-79

Federal Government Scholar - 1983-84

Vacation Student Research Scholar ITTA, Ibadan -1987

Listed in the maiden Edition of WHO is WHO in AKS -1996-97

Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International -2004

Listed in the New WHO's is WHO in Nigeria, Third edition, NIBC- 2006

21st Edition of Niger Delta Leadership Award as overall Best Commissioner, 3rd April 2007.

A worthy Ambassador of the Academic in Government by the Senior Staff Club, University of Uyo, 2006

Community Service Award by the International Association of Lions Club, District 404A, Nigeria, Sept. 2006.

Newstrend Excellence Award for Leadership, June 2006

Listed by Tell Magazine as one of the best performing Commissioners in Nigeria; Tell Magazine, October 3, 2005

Certificate of Appreciation by Akwa Ibom State Association of Nigeria, (USA) Inc. Washington, DC, 14th August, 2004.

2002 Annual Award of St Patrick’s College, Calabar Alumni Association, Uyo Branch, 17th March, 2003

Certificate of Honour, by Akwa Ibom State Movement for Youths in Agriculture, Uyo, 21st July 2004.

St Patrick’s College, Calabar Alumni Association: 75th Anniversary Celebrations Award. “For Outstanding and Selfless Service and Consistent Support for the College and Alumni Association.” 20th March, 2010.

Honours Award by the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, Akwa Ibom State Chapter. 2nd December, 2011

Award of Excellence by the Continuing Education Students’ Association (CESA), University of Uyo, 20th April, 2012.

Livestock Development Award: by National Association of Livestock Husbandry Scientists & Technologists of Nigeria (NALHSATON) “in appreciation of your support to livestock development as Commissioner for Agriculture (2003-2007)” during the 21st Annual Delegates Conference held in Uyo, October 10, 2013

Life Member: Soil Science Society of Nigeria, 2014

FELLOW: Soil Science Society of Nigeria, 2015

Community Policing Ambassador Award 2016; The Nigeria Police in collaboration with Absolute Security Services Ltd, 11th February, 2016


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Dept of Soil Science and Land Resources Management
P.O. Box 4240,
University of Uyo,
E-mail address:ibiatrenchard@yahoo.com
Phone (Mobile):+2348023206122; +2348037783991


I am a Professor of Soil Chemistry and Fertility with a lot of interest in Soils, Agriculture, Environment and Development. I hold professional memberships with a lot of professional bodies. I have participated in various capacity building conferences such as the 40thAnnual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria, University of Calabar, March 14-18, 2016. I have handled several services within and outside the University of Uyo. My publications in journals, books and public discourse are highly rated and some can be downloaded here and redistributed where necessary.Learn more...