‘Imo Varsity Law Faculty Ready For Accreditation’
THE authorities of the Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, have appealed to the Legal Council for Education to come for the accreditation exercise of the Law Faculty of the institution in order to end the two years it has stayed without admission of Law Students.
Speaking jointly to journalists during a guided tour of the institution at the weekend, the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie, and the Dean, Faculty of Law, Prof. Uche Chukwumaeze, said they had made a trip to the Legal Council of Education, made up of the Attorney General of the states of the Federation, Deans of Law and Management of Law of the universities of the federation among others, to assess the structures in place at the IMSU, including the representation made by a onetime Attorney General of Imo State, Prof. Francis Dike. Regretting that despite the institutional structures and facilities on ground since the institution’s Faculty of Law was de-accredited in 2012, no response has been made. He urged the Head of the Legal Council of Education, O.C. Okocha, to come to the university for the purpose.
According to Chukwumaeze: “ Despite all our visits to invite them to come for assessment of accreditation of Law School of the institution, the council is yet to say they would come. We are waiting. We are watching.”
He noted with delight that at the moment, the faculty had three professors, five Associate Professors and 14 PhD holders, among others.
According to the duo, all the teaching aids, the two gigantic two- storey building, five fortified and furnished lecture rooms, Moot Law Court, E-Law Library with 150 Computers- internet web connected and the latest law books, Students Lounge, state-of- the-art offices of the lecturers, five power points and projector machines, including bore hole with over head gee pee tanks.
Awuzie said the institution according to Governor Rocha Okorocha’s instruction was offering free education to students in the institution, among other facilities in place.
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