Governor Rochas okorochas’s dream of having a world class university in his home town of ogboko, in idea to south local government area of Imo state, may have materialized with the building of eastern palm university.
But questionable managerial skills are now robbing the university of a smooth take off
Plans to begin academic activities at the university last November failed to materialize due to the delay by the national universities commission [NUC] to give its final nod to courses so far listed for operation.
However, when the nod was finally given, it became apparent that the university may never take off due to management issues which pitched the first Vice Chancellor, prof LInus Osuagwu, poached from american university of nigeria in yola, adamawa state, against pro-chancellor of the university, Nonye Rajis okpara, a former Nigerian envoy to singapore.
The management disagreements, which included alleged recruitment to top level management staff with questionable academic credentials by the pro-chancellor, were said to have prof. Osuagwu quietly walk away.