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Ihedioha takes steps to restore IMSU’s lost glory … VC thanks Gov for reinstating 100% staff pay

Imo State Commissioner for Information, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, has said that the state’s governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, was taking steps to return the Imo State University (IMSU) to its past glory.
Prof. Onwuliri, who spoke at the Senate Chambers of the university during his visit to the institution on Tuesday, expressed the government’s willingness to receive and consider suggestions on how best to move the university forward.
She disclosed that a phone line, 09072002947, has been dedicated for those who would want to send in such suggestions as well as complaints that need attention.
The Professor, who is versed in education management, cautioned the university administration to ensure that students don’t lose confidence and trust in them, urging them to be role models.
She regretted the negative stories emanating from the institution, relating to cultism, drug addition, sex abuse, admission and employment racketeering, “sorting”, among others, and said that the bad eggs in the university should be removed to clear the name of IMSU.
The commissioner accused the last administration in the state of claiming non-existent achievements in the institution.
She decried the state of the dilapidated laboratories, bushy and filthy environment and bad roads and announced that Gov. Ihedioha has approved the immediate rehabilitation of the access roads to IMSU and flood control to make the environment habitable and conducive for learning.
Responding to the commissioner’s address, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Adaobi Obasi, expressed the gratitude of the university staff and management to Gov. Ihedioha for approving the immediate payment of 100% salaries to them, as against the 68% paid them since March 2017.
She said that subvention to the university had stopped coming since three years now.
Prof. Obasi called for the government’s assistance to IMSU in holding convocation this year, which is also the 25th anniversary of the institution.
According to him, IMSU has not held its convocation in three years and hopes to use this year’s convocation to install Gov. Ihedioha as the university visitor.

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