Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has reversed the status of the newly converted Imo State University of Agriculture and Technology, Umuagwo, to polytechnic.
Recall that the former governor, Rochas Okorocha in April announced the upgrade of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, to a full-fledged university named Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo, changed the location and also appointed a Vice Chancellor.
But in a statement issued by the Secretary to the new governor Ihedioha, Uche Onyeagucha on Monday noted that Ihedioha reversed the institution to its original status and ordered for the reopening at its initial location with an acting rector.
The statement reads “The visitor to Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo and the Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha CON, has directed the immediate reopening of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo for normal academic activities.
“Resultant upon the expiration of the tenure of the Rector who has since proceeded on terminal leave, the most senior academic staff in the Polytechnic Dr. Paddy N. Njoku is hereby appointed the Acting Rector of the Polytechnic effective from today June 10, 2019.
“The Polytechnic community and all Stakeholders thereof are advised to cooperate and accord him all necessary support.”