Following weeks of closure of the institution over strike action by the management, students of Imo State University in Owerri, Imo State have embarked on a peaceful protest to call authorities to resume activities in the school today.
Photos show the students being teargassed by police even as some of them regrouped and continued with the protest.
The Imo State University (IMSU) in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria was established in 1981 through law No. 4 passed by the Imo State House of Assembly. The university admitted the first intake of 392 pioneer students on October 23, 1981.
After the creation of Abia State in 1991, the Uturu campus of the university became the Abia State University. Imo State University is a fully functional University. Most of the programmes of the University have obtained full accreditation from National Universities Commission of Nigeria.
The result of the 1999/2000 accreditation exercise of the National Universities Commission confirmed that high rate and acceptance of the University by the Nigerian public. The University was ranked 1st among all State Universities in Nigeria and the 10th overall among both State and Federal Universities.