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Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma has relocated the main campus of Imo State Polytechnic originally in Umuagwo-Ohaji in Ohaji/Egbema LGA to his Omuma, home town, in Oru East LGA.
Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo-Ohaji, created by former Governor Ikedi Ohakim in 2007 had Umuagwo as the main campus before his predecessor; Senator Rochas Okorocha came to balkanise the institution to become a multi-campus stationed at Ehime Mbano and Orlu LGAs. But the coming of Uzodinma has seen the school relocated from Umuagwo to Omuma, Uzodinma’s hometown in Oru East while also extending a campus to the home town of Amaimo Ikeduru home town of his Deputy, Prof Placid Njoku.
It would be recalled that Uzodinma had opted for the creation of the Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences named the University of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Umuagwo to be sited at Umuagwo where Imo Poly was located. As the new varsity is getting set to commence Academic programs for next session, The Eastern Updates observed that Uzodinma has moved the State Polytechnic to Omuma town even as it is said that no law from the House of Assembly has given the approval for the main campus to be in his community.
In an advertorial from the institution, The Eastern Updates gathered that the institution was seeking for recruitment of a Post-Rector signed by the Registrar, Mr Ann Njemanze, it was written ‘Imo State Polytechnic, Omuma, Nigeria,’ as the Institution’s address. The advertorial also requested the applicants to forward their applications to the Registrar, Imo Poly, Omuma, Imo State. It was further gathered that a faculty of the Imo Poly has been taken to Amaimo, Ikeduru, where the Deputy Governor hails from.
THE EASTERN UPDATES