His Excellency the governor of Imo State, Sen Hope Uzodimma, has approved the appointment of a new Acting Vice Chancellor for Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University, Ogboko, Ideato South LGA of Imo State. He is Prof Ikechukwu Dozie. The appointment takes immediate effect. Consequently
the former Vice chancellor, Prof Tola Badejo , has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect. This is sequel to the former Vice Chancellor’s unauthorised announcement, illegally suspending academic activities in the university for the 2020/2021 academic year.
All students and staff of the University are consequently advised to disregard the unauthorised announcement of the former Vice Chancellor and return to normal academic and administrative life without delay.
The government wants to reiterate the fact that Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University ( formerly Eastern Palm University) is the second state University belonging to Imo State. It is clearly the responsibility of the government to adiminister the University accordingly. Members of the public, students and staff of the University who may be decived into doing any business with any authority outside the government will only be doing so at their own peril.
Prof. Bernard Thompson O. Ikegwuoha
Hon commissioer for Education