Imo State: Eastern Palm University Shut Down Over Ownership Tussle

Imo's Eastern Palm University shut over rift between Uzodinma, Okorocha

Richard Ginika Izuora

Vice Chancellor of the Eastern Palm University, Ogboko, Imo State, Prof. Tola Badejo has announced immediate closure of the University.

Badejo, told the media on Wednesday, April 28, that the decision was taken to safeguard the lives of the students and staff and as well as the properties of the varsity.

He also disclosed that the institution took the decision following the ownership crisis between Rochas Okorocha and the Imo state government.

He said, “The recent visit by the Imo State Commissioner for Education ordering the students to leave the premises was unsettling for the institution. The recent removal of the university’s entrance billboard by the Imo State Government; and its replacement with the proposed renamed K. O Mbadiwe university by the government-aided armed policemen is simply one action too many.

“Antics and actions by the Imo State Government have disrupted the academic activities of the institution; and have stirred an air of panic and discomfort in a place that is designed; to bring a sense of purpose to the young bright minds within its walls.

“The decision to shut down was made upon the heels of the recent and incessant harassment by the Imo State Government; and its total disregard for the court judgment of the state High court on this matter.

“All students and parents are urged to contact the registrar’s office in order to gain better insight and support during this period. Creating a healthy and conducive environment for learning is key to our operations at Eastern Palm University; and as such a parameter we cannot trade.”

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  1. Anthony Anayochukwu Victory

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    I don’t understand why Imo state government led by Hope Uzodima is creating unnecessary problems for it self, if actually you want to honour/immortalize the late Mbadiwe by naming an institution after him, they’re still bushes all over the state, why not your own government build a university and do that or better change Imo state University to K O Mbadiwe University instead of creating tensions in the state every time. Why have you chosen to pursue a case that is dead on arrival? Any child that denies his or her parents from sleeping should also prepare to stay awake all through.
    I will advice you keep your ego out of this and stop fighting a losing battle.
    My humble advice

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