By Francis Okpoko
The chairman of Imo State University (IMSU) visitation panel, Professor Chinedu Nebo, has stated that the state owned university is currently in a rotten state as a result of mismanagement of funds and other administrative lapses.
Prof. Nebo who submitted the report of the committee to the state Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma on Friday 15 May, mentioned falsified age claims, mismanagement of funds as some of the worrisome issues that needs to be addressed urgently.
He also revealed that mismanagement of the Bursary Department coupled with unchecking loss in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), lack of knowledge of the exact number of the students, over-bloated salaries of some workers were alarming, and thus called for a forensic audit to properly reposition IMSU as an enviable citadel of higher learning.
The committee further recommended sweeping positive changes which will reposition IMSU for global competitiveness.
Meanwhile, Gov. Uzodinma, has expressed satisfaction with the job done by the committee.
He commended the committee members led by the former vice chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsuka (UNN), Prof. Nebo, for looking into critical areas expected of them in a bid to find ways to check corruption and maladministration bedeviling the institution. Gov. Uzodinma pledged to personally look at the report and ensure a fast implementation of the report to end the continuous rot. Recall that the visitation panel was constituted by the erstwhile governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha.