Imolites particularly admission seekers and job applicants appear to be confused and stranded too following the inability of the newly established Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (UAES) Umuagwo to fully take off as promised a few months ago. The university which has just inherited the former campus of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo had towards the end of September this year advertised vacancies for academic and non-academic positions with a promise that the varsity would commence academic session end of October, 2020.
Till date the institution is yet to take off and hope of admission seekers and job applicants in the university is apparently hanging in the balance. But it still does appear that there will be light at the end of the tunnel. Coordinator and government appointed facilitator of the University and former Rector Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo Dr. Wence Madu has advised Imolites to be a little more patient, stressing that the institution will definitely take off to the glory of God and for the good of Ndimo.
Speaking to Nigerian Newsguide vide a telephone conversation recently, Dr Madu, a revered Roman Catholic Priest remarked that the Agric and Environmental University would have taken off as planned but could not due to the absence of Vice-chancellor, some principal officers and substantive governing council. Rev. Fr. Wence Madu expressed hope that sooner than later, a Vice-chancellor and full governing council will be appointed by Gov. Hope Uzodimma to enable the university take off in earnest even as he assured that those that applied for jobs in the institution would be transparently screened and examined whilst most qualified ones will be employed accordingly.