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Imo university expels 700


Prof_-Ukachukwu-Awuzie, IMSU VC


From Tasie Theodore, Owerri


The Imo State University (IMSU) Owerri has in the last 12 months expelled over seven hundred (700) students for various offences ranging from examination malpractices to misconduct.



Professor Aloysius Ukachukwu Awuzie, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, who disclosed this while briefing members of the Correspondent Chapel on the achievements of his administrative said that panels on disciplinary matters involving staff had also been set up with some already completed and disposed off while others are on.


According to him, the university had embarked on the procurement of pews to ensure that no student stands up to take his lecturers and that examination halls are not crowded.


In the last two (2) years, Awuzie disclosed that the institution had graduated about 150 medical doctors from its College of Medicine while another 50-70 are expected to graduate before the end of this month. He also said that some law students of the school were sent to Malaysia and America for further studies, on a schedule that they will come back to the school to teach.


On the master plan for the institution, the VC said that he had setin motion, the relevant machinery towards the development of theplan, stressing that a comprehensive master plan remains the panacea to the prevalent non-user friendly environment which he met upon his appointment as Acting Vice chancellor. Professor Awuzie listed basic infrastructure for the university to include: a 700 seat capacity terraced lecture theatre, boreholes, a three floor seminar complex for the college of medicine at the Orlu campus, a Tetfund-funded faculty of law building, N350 million model science laboratory complex, reconstruction and rehabilitation of the university library complex, redevelopment of the SIWES building, and the rehabilitation and refurbishing of the large lecture hall.

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