The Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Sir George Eche, today, announced officially that the newly established IMO State College of Education, Ihitte Uboma has received the approval of National Commission for Colleges of Education in Nigeria.
Addressing newsmen in cabinet office, earlier today, Sir Eche informed the people that having met the standard and requirements of a full fledged College of Education, the NCCE has given its nod for the institution to commence academic activities and admit students from September, 2017.
Highlighting the factor that necessitated the establishment of the institution, the SGI recalled that the taking over of the state owned Alvan Ikoku College of Education by the Federal Government created a vacuum, which needed to be filled, in other to accommodate the teeming number of candidates in the States that yearn for higher education but are not admitted in other institutions in the state, owing to the given carrying capacity by the governing bodies of these instructions.
Responding to a question from Francis Udoka Ndimkoha, the SGI explained that in due course, plans to evolve a multi-campus structure for the institution will come on board.
The school is also going to be under the Free Education policy, he added, all thanks to the Education loving Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Owelle Dr. Rochas Okorocha.
Those present at the briefing include Mr. Iheka Austine Eze permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education science and technology, Mr. Cyprian Emeka Chukwu, Executive Secretary, Secondary Education Management Board, S.A legal, office of the SGI, Barr. Mrs. Ut Enechukwu Okwuego, other staff of the SGI office and newsmen from electronic, print and social media.