APPOINTMENT OF A NEW RECTOR OF IMT, ENUGU
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State
appointed Professor Augustine Uchechukwu
Nweze, as the new rector of the state-owned
Institute of Management and Technology
He also inaugurated the new Governing
Council of the foremost polytechnic.
Inaugurating the council at the Executive
Council chambers, Government
House, Enugu Governor Ugwuanyi said “the
reconstitution of the Council was made
pursuant to Section 5 (1) of the Institute of
Management and Technology Law Cap 97,
Revised Laws of Enugu State of Nigeria,
“It was also in response to the urgent need to
fill the vacuum created in the administrative
structure of the institution owing to the
absence of the Council for many years”, the
governor told the gathering on the occasion.
Those appointed into the new council include
Dr. Festus Uzor, who will serve as chairman,
Dr. Emmanuel Igiligi, Pharmacist Cyril
Aniwike, Mr. David Sunday Onwuegbu and
Prof. Gabriel O. Agbo.
He also stated that “the Statutory members of
the Council as stipulated by the Law are the
Rector of the Institute, in the person of
Professor Augustine Uchechukwu Nweze
(who has just been appointed), two nominees
of the Academic Board of the Institution
namely: Dr Mrs Ogoo Okanya and Dr
Innocent Eze and the Permanent Secretary of
the State Ministry of Education.
The governor further explained that “this
administration as we do know, has since
inception continued to place a very high
premium on the improvement of the
education sector, especially through the
repositioning and revitalization of educational
institutions at all levels.
“As a first generation Polytechnic, the
Institute of Management and Technology,
Enugu has been one of the prominent centres
for manpower and technological development
in the country.
“It is, however, the intention of this
administration to take the institution to a
much higher level and to restore it to its
a leading centre for qualitative education and
“Towards this end, we have endeavoured to
provide and improve necessary infrastructure
and facilities in the school and we have
recently set in motion, the process and
machinery for its upgrading to a degree
awarding institution”, he stated.
On the calibre of persons now appointed into
the board, the governor said, “We have taken
pains to select as members of this new
Council, individuals of high academic and
professional repute, experience and
competence, to drive our aspirations for the
institution and bring them to fruition.
“I am confident that they will deploy all their
abilities and energies to achieve these goals
for the benefit of our children and the
at large and I assure you that the Government
will, as a matter of policy and obligation,
support and partner with the Council in all
necessary ways to ensure that it succeeds in
its assignment”, he posited.
Chairman of the new council, Dr. Uzor, who
spoke on behalf of the other members
pledged to work assiduously and in line with
of reference for the team to reinvent the
greatness of IMT.
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