Hope Uzodimma, Imo State governor, has sacked Prof Patrick Egbule, the acting Vice Chancellor of the State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
The governor did not provide any reason for sacking the vice-chancellor, but reports said his removal was connected to certificate forgery scandals involving lecturers of the school.
A statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Cosmas Iwu, on Wednesday announced the sacking of Egbule and his replacement with Prof. Christopher Chiedozie Eze, as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the university.
The statement reads, “The Executive Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodimma has approved the immediate removal of Prof Patrick Egbule as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo.
“Consequently, by the law establishing the university, His Excellency has approved the immediate appointment of Prof Christopher Chiedozie Eze as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo.
“While His Excellency wishes the former acting Vice Chancellor well in his future endeavours, he charges the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof Chiedozie Eze to apply himself to the highest standards in the administration of the young institution.