In accordance with the Imo State University Law No. 5, the tenure of office of the University Deputy Vice Chancellor is for a period of two (2) years. Accordingly, the tenures of offices of the 2 University Deputy Vice Chancellors of Imo State University (IMSU) Owerri, namely Prof. Cornelius Nkwam Uwaoma (DVC, Academics) and Prof. B. E. B. Nwoke (DVC, Administration) had expired jointly on February 6, 2020 but they were still in office by the University Registrar, who ought to have reminded them to quit as at when due in accordance to law.
In a release signed by the Commissioner for Education, Prof B. T. O Ikegwuoha, the visitor in keeping to the law establishing the school ordered the sack of the Imo DVCs.
Consequently, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Imo State and Visitor to the University, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma, has therefore directed that the 2 University Deputy Vice Chancellors vacate their Offices as stipulated by the University Law and hand over all University properties in their possessions by April 1, 2020, without let or hindrance.
Similarly, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Imo State and Visitor to the University, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma, has approved the immediate removal from office of the Imo State University Bursar, Mr. Kingsley Mbamara and the Ag. Registrar: Mrs. Rosekate Ogbu and replaced them with Dr. O. J. E. Anyanwu as the Acting Bursar and, Dr. Julius Uzoma Osuagwu, as the Acting Registrar of the University. Both appointments are to take effect on April I, 2020.