The Imo state Polytechnic, Umuagwo is now to be known as
Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental
Sciences, Umuagwo, following an upgrade by the Imo State
Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
The governor said that the laws establishing the institutions
were passed by the state House of Assembly. He also
inaugurated an implementation committee headed by Prof.
Chima Iwuchukwu, to oversee the immediate take off of the six
universities, four polytechnics and two colleges of education
established by his administration.
Speaking while inaugurating the committee at the Sam Mbakwe
Council chambers, Okorocha said that he is bequeathing a
sound education legacy for the people of the state, which was
propelled by the well articulated free education policy of his
According to him, from one university, the State now has six,
which has satisfied the growing tertiary education needs of the
teeming youth of the state.
He commended his free education policy for taking thousands
of youth off the street, therefore causing a drastic reduction in
crime. “Education remains the biggest industry in Imo state,”
he said.

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