Vice Chancellor, Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, Prof. Uchefuna Chukwumaeze (SAN), has announced plans to digitise the institution’s laboratories in line with the demands of the digital age, appealing to stakeholders to come to their aid.
Chukwumaeze, who made the appeal while receiving 20 laptops donated to the university by a non-governmental organisation, Zenith Environmental and Social Protection Network (ZESPRONET), led by its National President, Bidwell Okere;
The body, comprising old students of the old Imo State University, Okigwe, now Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU), had supported the school in building hostels, environmental beautification, and institution of prize awards to encourage and reward excellence, among others, extending their corporate social responsibility to IMSU as an offshoot of ABSU.
He said: “This is purely on humanitarian ground. Education is a social service to humanity. The donors could have selected other institutions but they chose IMSU. This is the highest laptop donation we have ever received so far.”
Okere, accompanied by his deputy, George Ukaegbu and other executive members, said the zeal to donate the items was borne out of their resolve to support the school in its quest to embrace Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
He added that the group would explore further ways of deepening relationship with the institution. Ukaegbu also disclosed that the gesture was tailored towards encouraging academic excellence in the digital age of ICT.