IMT ENUGU GETS NEW RECTOR, BOARD
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State appointed Professor Augustine Uchechukwu Nweze, as the new rector of the state-owned Institute of Management and Technology (IMT). 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, 2004.”
“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 status as a leading centre for qualitative education and technological innovations.
“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 society 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 the terms of reference for the team to reinvent the greatness of IMT.