Dr Akpan died on Wednesday October 29, 2014, in an Abuja hospital after a brief illness.
Until his untimely death, Dr. Akpan was the university’s Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and chair of its Communications and Multimedia Department.
AUN President, Margee Ensign, described the news of Dean Akpan’s death as “deeply saddening”.
She sent her condolences, on behalf of the university community, to his wife, friends and relations and prayed for the repose of his soul.
Burial announcement would be made by his family.