The Imo State government yesterday made public it’s whitepaper on the Prof Chinedu Nebo led Visitation panel.
Speaking with newsmen yesterday, Hon Declan Emelumba, the Imo State Commssioner for education said that the state executive council which was presided over by Senator Hope Uzodinma met on Wednesday and extensively deliberated on the Visitation panel’s report on Imo State University and took far reaching decisions which he said will address the wild range of issues in the University.
According to Emelumba, top among the resolutions of the state executive council include that the tenure of the Vice Chancellor will elapse by December 30,2020.
A committee shall be set up to look into the fraud allegations against the Bursary unit of the University and bring those guilty to face the full wait of the law.
The State executive council also resolved to set up committee to be headed by the Registrar of the University to oversea admission into the school, saying that this will help to tackle cases of admission racketeering.
He equally explained that Council directed the Attorney General of the State and Commissioner of Justice to identify and handover to the police for proper investigations and possibly, prosecution, all those who are running the Institute for Continuing Education Programme (ICEP) as a parallel programme of Imo State University without the approval of the Senate.
Emelumba, who was joined at the briefing by the Commissioner for Transport, Barr. Rex Anunobi, Commissioner for Education, Prof. Bernard Ikegwuoha and the Chief Press Secretary and Special Adviser (Media) to the Governor, Oguwike Nwachuku, further explained that the Council directed that a Committee be set up to look into the Prof. Jude Njoku Visitation Panel Report on Eastern Palm University and make appropriate recommendations to the Government based on the report within one week.