Mrs. Immaculata Charles Effiong was born in Uyo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State. She had her primary education at St. Athanasius Primary School, Nung Oku Ibesikpo and later proceeded to Loreto Girls’ Juniorate, Eriam, Abak, where she obtained her West African School Certificate in 1980. Mrs. Effiong attended School of Basic Studies, Akamkpa, and after her certification by Interim Joint Matriculation Board in 1983, she gained admission into University of Calabar in the same year to study English and Literary Studies. She graduated in 1986 and went for the mandatory National Youth Service Corps the same year. She served in the Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Navy Town, Lagos. In 1989, Mrs. Effiong started her career in Publications and News Unit of the State Ministry of Information as Information Officer 11. She took the Civil Service Special Class Compulsory Examination in 1992 and passed all papers at first sitting. From 1993 to 1999 she served as Information Officer 1 and Senior Information Officer in Etinan Local Government Area. . In order to gain professionalism in her career, Mrs Effiong enrolled in Institute of Journalism, Abuja and obtained a Diploma in Journalism in 2002. She was later posted to work at Nsit Ubium Local Government as Principal Information Officer and she rose to the rank of Chief Information Officer in 2002.