… Uzodinma Adopts Nebo’s Recommendation
… Appoints External Prof. As New IMSU VC
Uncertainty over the continuation of the ongoing free education has become the order of the day in Imo State-owned institutions particularly the Imo State University, following what can best be described as adoption of the recommendation of professor Nebo’s panel on the best way to run Imo State University achieve standard.
Nebo who was appointed the chairman of the panel of investigation to look into the running of the institution both in the areas of admission as well as the on-going free education introduced by the Okorocha’s led administration by the former Ihedioha led administration had towards the end of 2020, submitted the panel’s report to the Uzodinma led administration where part of the recommendations was for the government to scrap the Rocha’s introduced free education which according to him was a total fraud.
Nebo’s panel, however, described the said free education as an avenue through which the resources of the school were siphoned.
However, the said recommendation by the panel to scrap the on-going free education however has become a source of worry to Imo people following Uzodinma’s response that his administration would work in tandem with the outlined recommendations of Nebo.
The said Nebo’s panel further recommended to the Imo State Government to appoint as a new Vice Chancellor for the institution an external lecturer who does not teach in the Imo State University.
However, the fear and concerns of Imo people took a different dimension when the government of Imo State yesterday January 5 announced an external person Prof. Akah to take over Prof. Adaobi Obasi as the new Vice-Chancellor of the citadel of learning.
This appointment by the Imo State Government, therefore, implies that the state government may have adopted the recommendation of the said Nebo’s panel, hence there are doubts over the continued practice of free education in Imo.
Imo State Governor through the secretary to the state government, Cosmos Iwu announces Professor Peter Achunike Akah as the new V.C.