The Alumni Association of Imo State University, IMSU, Owerri has pledged its support to the new Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor U. Chukwumaeze SAN.
Speaking during a familiarization visit to the new VC, the President of the association, Chief Okey Ozumba said the association is solidly behind the legal egghead and administrator.
Ozumba described Chukwumaeze’s appointment as an answered prayer of the students, stakeholders and the alumni of the institution.
He urged the new Acting Vice Chancellor to bring the wealth of his years of experience to bear in the management of the university.
Ozumba said: “The appointment of Professor Chukwumaeze is an answered prayer of all stakeholders of the university, especially, the students, the staff and the Alumni, as we expect that he will bring his many years of experience in the academia and unquestionable passion for excellence and progress to bear in resolving any administrative, infrastructural and academic problems that might be bogging the university at any level.”
The president also briefed the university management of some of the programmes lined up by the association for the benefit of the university community.
Top among the programmes, he said, is the lighting up of the university environment through provision and installation of 100 solar powered street lights.
According to Ozumba, the lighting project is expected to reduce incidents of crime and aid reading within the university at any time by the students.
He promised to unveil a more comprehensive development focused intervention for the university during the forthcoming homecoming event of the association.
The phone equally expressed the association’s readiness to partner with the university and government of Imo State in any area that will benefit the university.
Responding, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof U. Chukwumaeze expressed his satisfaction over the visit by the leadership of the association.
He observed that all over the world, the Alumni Association is a critical player in the development of institutions.
He promised to work for a harmonious relationship between the Alumni and the university as well as to bring lasting peace to the association.
Those who accompanied the president on the visit included a former member of the Board of the Association, Barrister Damian Nosike; Secretary of the Aassociation, Samuel Nwokeji, Chairperson of the women’s wing, Lady Iwuorisha, National Assistant Secretary, Francis Ndimkoha, former National Secretary, Ik Ogbonna, Cajethan Okoro, Vigilius Anukanti and Nnaji Chinonso.