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Gov. Ugwuanyi Appoints New Rector for IMT, Enugu

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… INAUGURATES  GOVERNING COUNCIL  Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu

state has appointed Professor
Augustine Uchechukwu Nweze, as the new rector of the state-owned

Institute of Management and Technology (IMT).  The governor equally

inaugurated the new Governing
Council of the Polytechnic, which was reconsituted a few weeks ago.

Inaugurating the council at the Executive Council chambers, Government

House, Enugu, Governor Ugwuanyi in his address noted that “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. The

governor added that “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”.  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

“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

Gov. Ugwuanyi thanked the outgoing Rector, Professor M.U Iloeje “for the

laudable work he did for the school during his period of service” and

wished him greater success in his future endeavours.

Responding, the 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.

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