The Enugu State House of Assembly has charged heads of various schools in the State to demonstrate capacity to delivering the promises of the present administration to improve on the education sector.
The Chairman House Committee on Education Science and Technology, Chief Mathew Ugwueze, gave the charge when he led members of the committee on an oversight tour to the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu.
Chief Ugwueze commended the management of the institution for some successes recorded but advised them to strive hard in meeting the functional education needs of the state by producing quality science and technical graduates.
He frowned at some challenges that had restrained institution from accessing Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) for some years and called for collaboration among the state holders to move the school forward.
Chief Ugwueze however noted that the present management had demonstrated good leadership and urged them to sustain it.
Other member of the committee, including Dr. Emeka Ogbuabor and Anthony Ogidi, expressed doubt in the research and manpower capacity of IMT to meet the requirement for the upgrade the school to a degree awarding institution.
The Rector of the School, Professor Austin Nwaeze, explained that over ₦800 million is being expected from TETFUND to improve on the quality of infrastructure in the school.
Professor Nwaeze lamented that over 70% of the programme needed to the re-accredited while the school had not been able to access its budgetary provision in this year’s appropriation law.
Professor Nwaeze said he was of the opinion that the school was moving in the right direction but called for necessary government support to achieve the desired result.