Drama in Imo State Polytechnic today
A lot of drama has been going on in Imo State Polytechnic. The management of Imo state polytechnic is not satisfied with the recent development in Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo.
Students are in Dilemma, as Course reps, lecturers and even top staffs cannot communicate what exactly is happening in the Institution. Lecturers are complaining of their salary not paid in full for 6months.
Students are totally confused with a different kind of Information passed anonymously. A lot of threat in the School affecting the learning environment.
This Morning, Some materials and properties including Vehicles, Generators are seen exporting out from the school to nowhere.
Throw Back news: Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has upgraded the Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, to a full-fledged university.
The institution is now to be known as Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo.
The governor also inaugurated an implementation committee to oversee the immediate take-off of the six universities, four polytechnics and two colleges of education established by his administration.
The committee was headed by Prof. Chima Iwuchukwu. Speaking while inaugurating the committee at the Sam Mbakwe Council chambers, Okorocha said that he is bequeathing a sound education legacy for the people of the state, which was propelled by the well articulated free education policy of his administration.
The governor said that the laws establishing the institutions were passed by the state House of Assembly. According to him, from one university, the State now has six, which has satisfied the growing tertiary education needs of the teeming youth of the state.
He said that his free education policy has taken thousands of youth off the street, with the attendant drastic reduction in crime and criminal related activities, stressing that “education remains the biggest industry in Imo state.”
Rochas Reacts to the recent Protest:
“It is very unfortunate that some enemies of the state have decided to play politics with everything, including the development and progress of the state and her people, otherwise why would any group sponsor a needless protest against the new university, whose operational licence has been gotten and everything needed for its take-off put in place.”
The statement continued: “The government had few days ago explained that, following the establishment of the Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences on the premises of the Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo with a campus at Aboh/Ngor, the Imo State Polytechnic has been relocated to Ehime Mbano with a campus at the site of Ahiara Polytechnic, Ahiazu Mbaise.
“The interest of the state government under Governor Rochas Okorocha has been the even development of all parts of the state. Indigenes, who love the state and its development, have been congratulating the governor for this feat.
“It is therefore surprising that some youths would allow themselves to become tools in the hands of those who do not have an iota of love for the progress of the state and the prosperity of the people.”
Credit: Ella Smith Imopoly, Daily trust