Alvan Ikoku University Status: Imo House Appeal For Reversal

Channels Television  
Updated August 29, 2015

alvan ikokuReactions have continued to trail the reversal of the University status given to the Alvan Ikoku College of Education Owerri by the Federal Government.

During a plenary session of the Imo State House of Assembly, the members appealed to the federal government not to shortchange the school’s university statusĀ  by the immediate past government of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan knowing well that the institution has all it takes to be a university.

Speaking on a motion moved by a member representing Ikeduru State Constituency and Chairman House Committee on Education, Hon. Uche Oguwuike, the motion rejected the move by the Federal Government to reverse the status of the University of Education to a College of Education.

The motion which was supported by majority of the State Lawmakers also mandated the Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha to lead a high powered delegation to interface with President Muhammadu Buhari-led government and the Federal Ministry of Education to see how this issue can be resolved as soon as possible and ensure that the school maintains its university status.