By Chris Ugwuja, Nsukka
In line with its concerted efforts to transform the foremost state-owned Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, into a degree-awarding institution, the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration, through the institute’s Governing Council under the leadership of Deaconess (Mrs.) Ifeoma Nwobodo and the Management led by the Rector, Prof. Austin Nweze, embarked on the construction of four massive academic buildings (three already completed), including other structures, to address the challenges associated with shortage of classrooms, laboratories, studios and offices.
The Ugwuanyi administration, in furtherance of its commitment to return IMT to its past glory had approved the sum of N282 million for the prime institution to pursue the re-accreditation of 48 academic programmes.
It had rehabilitated the internal roads, renovated the Administrative Block, Mass Communication Block, Engineering Blocks including other buildings, and went further to ensure that IMT Enugu held its first academic convocation after 11 years.
Besides the scholarship offered to 340 indigent engineering students of IMT Enugu, the state government is up-to-date in release of monthly subvention to the institute which enables it to pay salaries of workers regularly as well as promote and train the staff, among other remarkable achievements.