The Rector of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Rev Fr. Wence Madu, is full of encomiums for Governor Rochas Okorocha of the State who, he said, has helped the institution a great deal since he came into office.
Speaking to newsmen recently in his office, the rector listed the achievements the polytechnic made under the Okorocha administration.
He said that the governor has improved the facilities in the school, provided accommodation for more than 1,000 students as well as renovated teaching aids and engineering workshops.
According to him, the governor had particularly funded the accreditation for several courses in the institutions, besides his declaration of free education.
“I must tell you, Imo State Polytechnic is a major beneficiary of His Excellency’s gesture and his achievements in Imo Poly is phenomenal”, the rector said, pointing out that in less than one year in office, the governor visited the polytechnic, bringing with him, each time, new infrastructure.
The school which is one of the foremost colleges of agriculture in Nigeria, had its agro and allied facilities, including battery cages, pigry, fish pond and goat rearing unit, renovated.
Fr. Madu noted that rebranding the polytechnic was of just for it to get accreditation but to equip those who would make vital contributions to the society.
Commenting on the government’s free education, the rector was optimistic that cheques for the concerned students would soon be issues.
“While we are charging N35,000 for tuition fee, governor is going to pay for the ND students N60,000 and for HND students N80,000,” he sadi, adding that it would not be a fairy tale.
The institution was declared a polytechnic in 2007 under the Achike Udenwa administration in the State.