ENGR. PROFESSOR LINUS OKON ASUQUO was born in March 18, 1954 in Mbak Itam III in Itu Local Government of Akwa Ibom State. He obtained his West African School Certificate in 1972 from the St. Patricks College, Calabar and later bagged an M.SC degree with distinction in Metallurgical engineering from Technical University, Kosice, Czechoslovakia in 1982. On return to Nigeria, he did his primary NYSC assignment at Delta Steel Company Limited, Aladja, Warri in Delta State (1982 to1983). In 1990, he obtained his Ph.D in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Anambra State University of Technology, Enugu. He was Research Fellow in South Dakota University of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, USA.
After his youth server, Engr. Professor Linus Asuquo was employed as Lecturer II at the Federal Polytechnic, Idah in 1983. Between 1983 to 1997, he rose to the position of Chief lecturer at the federal Polytechnic Idah, including Head, Department of Metallurgy and Director School of Metallurgy and Materials Technology, transferred his service to the University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State as a Senior Lecturer in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.