The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), formerly known as Association of University Technologists of Nigeria (ASUTON), was established as a trade union in 1992. The discovery of many Technologists who had nothing to do with academic programme led to the change of nomenclature from Association of University Technologists of Nigeria (ASUTON) to National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) to accommodate academic based Technologists on 14th November, 2007 at the National level.
National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) Rivers State University (RSU), therefore traces its history or root from ASUTON RSUST and was formed primarily to address the challenges and welfare issues of Technologists working in the University.
Thus, from 1999 to date, the following Technologists have held the position of chairman of NAAT in Rivers State University.
Harmony Agbonma Chimezie-Nwosu (Nee Onu) was born on the 13th day of October 1972 to the family Late Chief Joseph Onu Echeonwu and Mrs Roseline Walimene Onu of Rumuawhuechor Rumuekini in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. She is currently a Chief Technologists in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chairman National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), and the Acting Chairman Nigeria Association of Technologist in Engineering (NATE) both in Rivers State University. She is happily married to Barr. Augustine Chimezie-Nwosu and blessed with three Children.
She attended the State School Rumuekini/Rumuosi for primary, International Secondary School, RSUST and the famous University of Jos where she obtained her first Degree in Chemistry. Shifting over to the field of Engineering, she obtained a PGD in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering and M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering. To show certified competence at work place, she also obtained a B.Tech. in Petroleum Engineering all from the Rivers State University. She is currently undergoing PhD studies in Chemical Engineering.