–      As Education Commissioner, Nwadike Commends Gov For Support

The Hon Commissioner for Education in Imo State, Prof JohnCliff Nwadike and the Special Adviser (S.A) K.O Mbadiwe University Ideato, Chief Bona Nwoke Dike, paid a one day visit to the university, on Thursday, June 1, 2023. The purpose of the visit was to commission a brand new tractor bought by the management of the University and to assess the state of facilities in the institution.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Ikechukwu Dozie in a brief speech, welcomed both officials of government to the university.

He expressed delight at their visit and commended Gov Uzodinma for the appointments he has made so far in the shared Prosperity administration in the state.

He briefed the commissioner and the Special Adviser on some of the achievements he has recorded since he assumed office, which include the successful transition from Eastern Palm University to Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University, stable academic calendar with the university about to commence the second semester of the 2022/203 academic session, accreditation of all mature programmes, development of a virtual classroom for e-learning, commencement of SIWES and JUPEB programmes, introduction of three (3)-new programmes in Architecture, Estate Management and Biology, graduation of first batch of students etc.

The VC also briefed the officials about future plans of the university including preparations for NYSC mobilization of pioneer graduates, planning the 1 st Convocation ceremony with the approval of the Visitor and preparations for NUC repeat Resources assessment of the programmes namely Law, Nursing Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Forensic Science and Software Engineering and new Resource assessment for Public Health, Environmental Health and Maritime Management Technology.

In their responses, both officials commended the University Management for their dedication/commitment, courage, sacrifice and tenacity which gave rise to the modest achievements made within a short period of time. They promised to brief The Visitor and His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodimma on some of the challenges facing the institution. They urged Management to remain focused on achieving the objectives of establishment of the university.

The highpoint of the visit was induction of a brand-new tractor, FarmTrac, bought by University Management for environmental and agricultural purposes. The Commissioner expressed deep joy that Management could achieve such feat with her monthly imprest. He urged them to continue to be prudent in the management of resources to create more positive and sustainable impacts. This ceremony was followed by a tour of selected facilities in the institution.