JUST-IN: IMO STATE GOVERNMENT APPOINTS NEW VICE CHANCELLOR FOR KINGSLEY OZUMBA MBADIWE UNIVERSITY
-Professor Ikechukwu Dozie replaces Tola Badejo
BY PRINCELY ONYENWE,IMO
His Excellency the governor of Imo State, Sen Hope Uzodimma, has approved the appointment of a new Acting Vice Chancellor for Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University, Ogboko, Ideato South LGA of Imo State. He is Prof Ikechukwu Dozie.
Information revealed to 9News Nigeria has it that his appointment takes immediate effect.
Hon Commissioner for Education, Prof. Bernard Thompson O. Ikegwuoha however confirmed that
the former vice chancellor, Prof Tola Badejo , has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.
This is sequel to the former Vice Chancellor’s unauthorised announcement, illegally suspending academic activities in the university for the 2020/2021 academic year.
With the recent development, all students and staff of the University are advised to disregard the unauthorised announcement of the former Vice Chancellor and return to normal academic and administrative life without delay.
However, governor Hope Uzodinma’s government has reiterated the fact that Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University ( formerly Eastern Palm University) is the second state University belonging to Imo State.
The Education Commissioner had earlier adviced that members of the public, students and staff of the University who may be decived into doing any business with any authority outside the government will only be doing so at their own peril.
He maintained that it is due responsibility of the government to adiminister the University accordingly.
9News Nigeria (Owerri)
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