IMSU Visitation Panel: Sack Fear Grips Campus Community
The Governor through his Chief Press Secretary, Chibuike Onyeukwu, on Wednesday released a list Visitation Panel for the Institution, headed by a past Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Prof Chinedu Nebo.
The constitution of this panel may have thrown confusion into the “Management” of IMSU, headed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Obasi.
Even though the Vice Chancellor has not committed any known offence, and still has some years left on her tenure, but she has been apprehensive that she may lose her job because of the fact that the administration that appointed her (Owelle Rochas Okorocha) has since vacated office.
When the issue of removing Prof Obasi dominated the news immediately Okorocha left office, sources said that the current Governor, and Okorocha’s successor, Emeka Ihedioha was said to have been approached by some top Imo people to let Obasi conclude her five years tenure.
However, with the visitation panel now constituted by Imo State Governor, indications are that Obasi’s days at IMSU as Vice Chancellor are now numbered.
A source close to the government house hinted that Rev. Father Philip Ogbonna, the immediate past Admission officer of the institution may take over from Prof. Obasi any time soon.
Part of the assignment of the panel would be to look into the affairs of the Institution since 2011 Okorocha introduced free education in the Institution.
In a related move, a source close to the Vice Chancellor but who spoke under anonymity, said that the Vice Chancellor has no fear of anything as she has no skeleton in her cupboard and is sure she will complete her tenure in office.