Imo State University

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Imo State University
Motto "Excellence in service."
Established 1981
Type Public
Location NigeriaOwerri, Nigeria

The Imo State University (IMSU) in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria was established in 1981 through law No. 4 passed by the Imo State House of Assembly.[1] The university admitted the first intake of 392 pioneer students on October 23, 1981.[2] After the creation of Abia State in 1991, the Uturu campus of the university became the Abia State University. Imo State University is a fully functional University. Most of the programmes of the University have obtained full accreditation from National Universities Commission of Nigeria.[1] The result of the 1999/2000 accreditation exercise of the National Universities Commission confirmed that high rate and acceptance of the University by the Nigerian public. The University was ranked 1st among all State Universities in Nigeria and the 10th overall among both State and Federal Universities. The University scored 100% in 2006 and 2007 accreditation visit, with all programmes visited getting accreditation.[citation needed]

Five years after being formally commissioned, by 2009 the Imo State University Teaching Hospital had failed to produce reasonable services of moderately acceptable standards.[3] A report in February 2009 said that decaying infrastructure, endless workers strike and admission scandals were threatening to kill the University, once rated among the best ten in Nigeria. The vice chancellor and the university bursar had been suspended by the Imo State government, embarrassed by the extent of the admission scam.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Colleges & Universities in Imo". Imo State Government. Retrieved 2010-02-27. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Imo State University - A Chronology of events". Imo State University Pioneers. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  3. ^ P.C. Mgbenwelu (29 October 2009). "The New Face of Imo State University Teaching Hospital". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  4. ^ Godfrey Azubike (2 February 2009). "IMSU is Dying". Newswatch. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 

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