A former Vice Chancellor of Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie has been appointed as Chairman of the Committee for the establishment of Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo.
Other members of the committee are Prof. Victor C. Kogah, Prof. Basil O. Nwosu, Prof. Vitalis C. Nwulu, Barr. T. I. Igwe (Secretary), Dr. Aloy Ojilere, Engr. Prof. K. B. Oyoh, Prof. Chiedozie C. Eze, and Mr. Uwandu Uzoma (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education).
The committee is expected to submit its report in six weeks.
The state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma inaugurated the committee on Friday in Owerri.
He urged the committee to work towards ensuring that the university takes off with others during the next academic session.
Governor Uzodimma told the committee that when the university takes off, it will provide the educational and employment needs of the people of Imo State.
In his acceptance speech, Prof. Awuzie promised that the panel will meet the deadline for the submission of its report.