Expulsion awaits cultists, fraudsters in Imo varsity

By Nick  Chibunna and Ogechi Emeana

Staff and students who engage in cultism and examination malpractices will henceforth be expelled from the Imo State University (IMSU) Owerri.
The IMSU Vice Chancellor, Prof (Mrs.) Victoria Adobi Obasi, gave the warning at the university’s 28th matriculation ceremony on Wednesday.
Prof Obasi, who welcomed the matriculating students to the institution, also announced that Igbo language has been made compulsory as a general studies course in the university.
She charged the students to be diligent in the pursuit of their chosen course of study.
About 5,000 students were officially enrolled for the 2019/2020 academic session.
The VC, who described herself as a mother, a teacher and an administrator, congratulated the new students for their choice of the Imo State University above other universities, adding that it was a reaffirmation of the university’s pre-eminence as a higher institution dedicated to excellence in the service of God and humanity.
She said that the programmes of the institution were constantly reviewed to make them world class and enhance academic excellence; hence she called on the new students to see themselves as being lucky.
Professor Obasi recounted some landmark achievements in the institution which included the newly commissioned female hostels and the Faculties of Humanities, Education and Social Science complex that would soon be commissioned.
She condemned cultism and examination malpractices in its entirety and sternly cautioned that Imo state University has absolutely no tolerance for the social vices, including indecent dressing and poor manners.
The Vice chancellor explained the decision to make Igbo language compulsory, saying that it was a way to preserve the language which is the primary marker of the people’s identity.