The visitation panel of Imo State University IMSU has described the free education in the school as a total robbery of the system that has put IMSU behind academically. They noted with dismay a situation where students will spend more than four years in the university without tuition fees thereby contributing to lack of finance in the running of the school activities.
The Chairman of the Panel Professor Chinedu Nebo while presenting the report of their findings to the Governor Hope Uzodinma in Owerri advised him to reposition the school where entrepreneur and business community will partner to increase level of education as well as creating wealth to Imo people.
He called for total digitization of the entire process starting from the admission, student records, delivery of lectures and collection of fees to help plug the obvious leakages in the system. Professor Nebo says there is need to hire audit firms to adequately monitor and adopt pre-payment audit before any disbursement be made to prevent fictitious payment.
He explained that the school need structural assessment and remediation’s of the buildings to eliminate the danger of loss of lives and property, raise perimeter fencing and position fire stations. Receiving the report of the panel, Governor Hope Uzodinma thanked the committee for identifying the critical areas of the state and assured to implement the recommendations of the report with the opinions of other stakeholders after a thorough check.
Correspondent Chukwuka Agukwe reports that the panel was set up by the former Governor of Imo state Chief Emeka Ihedioha but was carried by the new administration of Hope Uzodinma.