The Management of Imo State University Owerri (IMSU) on Thursday, 1st of August 2019 after their emergency meeting has resolved to do away with students who according to them, parade themselves with fake admission viz-a-viz non-existent matriculation number.
The decision which was earlier taken during the commencement of the 2018/2019 academic session, gathered momentum when the Management resolved to go digital through the new method of Online Bursary Payment.
The Online Bursary payment portal for school fees, Ancillary Fees, Acceptance fees and Hostel Allocation fees which upon it’s implementation, automatically sieved out “fake admission” students from the University’s student record database has made over 7,000 students out of the over 28,000 student’s population become stranded. This is in line with the Vice Chancellor’s Sanitization mission to rebuild the already battered Image of the Institution.
While the Students Union Government Election which was earlier scheduled to hold on the 9th of August 2019 draws closer, The electoral committee had raised an alarm revealing that some of the SUG candidates forged the signatures of their deans, some forged their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), some have been impersonating other students by using their matriculation number, some are having double matriculation numbers while some were not genuinely admitted into their present department.
It was revealed that among the three SUG presidential candidates who are indigenous students of Imo State, none of them happens to be legitimately admitted into their present departments/Faculties.
The Presidential Candidate from Microbiology/Industrial Microbiology, Alfred Chimaobi Promise aka Active with Matriculation Number 2016/35480 was confirmed to be impersonating a student from Biochemistry Department, Akalonu Kareen Iheoma who hails from Owerri North LGA with Jamb Registration Number 66531915II.
The Presidential Candidate from History and International Relations, Iwuajoku John Nzubechi aka Citadel with Matriculation Number 2016/53438 was confirmed to be using a non-existent and unassigned Matriculation Number.
The Presidential Candidate from Faculty of Law, Oriaku Chibuikem Udochukwu with Matriculation Number 2015/34336 was confirmed to be using a non-existent and unassigned Matriculation Number. Although, upon reaching out to the Admissions Unit with the Dean of Student affairs and The Welfare Officer to get the authentic data of these candidates, The Admissions Unit officer further revealed that Oriaku Chibuikem Udochukwu was simultaneously offered admission through the Mode of CONCESSION and SUPPLEMENTARY into two different Departments namely; Religious Studies and Government & Public Administration during the 2015/2016 academic session.
Shockingly, The Matriculation Number 2015/30719 officially assigned to Oriaku Chibuikem Udochukwu for the duo courses he was genuinely offered admission in the 2015/2016 academic session does not correspond with his present matriculation number 2015/34336 which he is currently using at the Faculty of Law. Reports from TENECE Group who are managing the IMSU Students Record database and online portal further confirmed that the Matric Number 2015/34336 paraded at the Faculty of Law is non-existent, illegitimate and fake.
Other candidates involved in this scandal includes; Onye Emmanuela Chigozirim aka E-Cherry with Matric No 2017/49994 for Director of Socials from History & International Relations, Chinedum A. Chris Aka Yung Kris with Matric Number 2016/39430 for Director of Socials from Mass Communication, Obasi Onyebuchi C. aka IMSU Google with Matric No 2017/39738 for Director of Information from Education Faculty, Awulonu Judith Chigozirim aka Zena with Matric No 2016/38259 for Vice President from Nutrition and Dietetics and also one Vice Presidential Candidate for Orlu Campus.
Technically, The eviction of these 8 SUG candidates from the ongoing SUG election will act like a litmus test that will determine the fate of over 7,000 Imo State University Students allegedly running a Fake Admission and Matriculation Number whose present student records are not valid on the Student Record Database of the University.
In a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor yesterday, She disassociated the University from the rumor making round about matriculating and graduating students via “Faculty Admission”. The VC who insisted that Matriculation Numbers are issued to Students serially and categorically under their various departments, stated that no Staff including Faculty Officers and Deans of Faculties in the University has the right or privilege to offer students Admission on their own. She confirmed that issuance of admission is strictly the affair of the Admissions Unit while warning students with Fake Admission popularly known as Faculty Admission to go back to whoever that offered them admission because the Management will not graduate illegal students with Fake Admission.
To Verify the genuineness of your admission, Kindly Visit the Student Database record online Portal via
Enter your Matric Number if you are in 200 level and above or your Jamb Reg No if you are in 100 level, then click on Verify.