The Executive Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha yesterday announced the cancellation of all extra charges currently paid by students of Imo State University.
is excellency made the declaration at the commissioning ceremony of the newly built Owunna Memorial Recreation Park sponsored by Mazi Clement Owunna, the Pro Chancellor of IMSU.
The abolished fees includes acceptance fee,sport fee and even handout fee.
This also implies that the #20,000 ancillary charges usually paid by students will no longer stand. As it stands now the state university is totally on free Education.
The governor who is famous for his extraordinary free education policy which is enjoyed by primary,secondary and tertiary students of Imo state, he reiterated his undiluted commitment to make education totally free for Imo youths.
The senior advocate of the masses advised students to buy any relevant textbook needed for learning from the bookshop.
He equally charged lecturers to be more committed even as he promised them improved welfare packages.”I am not doing this because of election,I am doing it for posterity sake”, he said.
In the same vein, amidst applaud and cheers from the lucky students of IMSU, the Governor announced free iPADS for students with Grade Points of 3.5 and above while students with GP of 1.5 and below will be invited for an interview and asked to justify why Government should continue to waste resources on them.
He further expressed his desire for the students to have a uniform dress code according to their department and faculty.
He advised the Dean and HODs to meet with the students’ leaders and reach a consensus on the dress code to be used by students going forward. “I believe in excellence and that is why my dream for Imo State is big”, the Governor stated.
Governor Rochas finally charged the students to replicate his gestures by complying with all the school’s regulation.