A three (3) man delegation of the National University Commission (NUC) on Wednesday, October 21, 2021 paid a working visit to Kingsley Ozumba (KO) Mbadiwe University (KOMU) Ogboko in Ideato South L.G.A of Imo state in line with the commission’s responsibilities as the apex regulatory body.
Speaking during a courtesy call on the management of the University, the leader of the delegation, Prof Abigail Osuafor disclosed that the purpose of their visit was to evaluate facilities and services of the University.
The evaluation according to her was in line with efforts of NUC to encourage and ensure that all Universities continuously improve in their performance and compliance with the guidelines of NUC as regards the provision of quality support facilities and services for students in Nigeria Universities.
The delegation was expected to assess some facilities, and support services including; campus environment, accommodation, halls,residence, admissions, examinations and release of results, library and health services.
In his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Ikechukwu Dozie on behalf of the institution’s Visitor, Governor Hope Uzodinma,staff and students of K.O Mbadiwe University, expressed happiness at the team’s visit.
He commended the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed for his commitment towards the discharge of the regulatory functions of the Commission and expressed delight at the recognition accorded KOMU as the 42nd state University in Nigeria and 143rd in the country’s university system.
He described the visit as a welcome development which underscores the University’s recognition by NUC. He on behalf of management assured them of maximum cooperation in the performance of their assignment.
The Vice Chancellor further reiterated that this visit was in line with his determination to drive the accelerated transformation of K.O Mbadiwe University to a world class institution as envisioned by his Eleven (11) Point Strategic Goals of Action which addresses holistically all aspects of University endeavour including the welfare and wellbeing of students. Prof Dozie commended the Governor and Visitor to the University, His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodimma for his support to the university and the Management Team for working hard to prepare the University for the NUC Assessment Visit.
Finally, the Vice-Chancellor assured the NUC Team that the University will correct any deficiencies associated with the assessment of Students Support Facilities and Services.