Imo State University (IMSU) was established in 1981 through Law No. 4 passed by the Imo State House of Assembly, Owerri. This was amended by Edict 27 of 1985, another in 1986 and finally for the relocation by the Law No. 2 of 1992.
The school began academic activities at the temporary site located at the former Madonna High School, Ihitte, with Professor M. J. C. Echeruo as its First Vice-Chancellor.
Initially, the University was designed as a Multi-Campus Structure with one College to be located in each Senatorial District of the then Imo State with its main campus located at Etiti in the Okigwe Senatorial Zone while the Aba Campus, in Aba Zone, housed the College of Business and Legal Studies. The Multi-Campus structure was phased out because of logistics. The University was then relocated to Okigwe in one Campus.
The creation of Abia State in 1992 automatically meant that geographically the permanent site/campus of IMSU at Uturu Okigwe fell under Abia State’s boundary. This led to the urgent establishment of Imo State University Owerri by Governor Evan Enwerem which led to the relocation of Federal University of Owerri (FUTO) from IMSU’s present-day Lake Nwaebere Campus to FUTO’s present-day Ihiagwa Campus.
The academic programmes of the University were initially organized in Colleges and Schools. However, as one of the strategies adopted by the next Vice-Chancellor, Prof. A. G. Anwukah and the University Senate to energize the system for improved productivity, the unwieldy collegiate system was replaced by the new faculty structure at the beginning of the 2001/2002 academic session. This is in line with the law establishing Imo State University. The transition gave rise to eight faculties and forty-five departments, with only the College of Medicine and Health Sciences retaining its original status.
Currently, the University has 11 Faculties and offers scores of postgraduate and undergraduate courses.
For the undergraduate programmes, 24 courses were stated in the first year of the University’s relocation at Owerri, 1992/93. By 2001/2002 session, about 63 degree programmes were available for study. As of 2015, the University had 11 faculties and 63 departments.
If you’re looking to gain admission into IMSU, the requirements are highlighted below:
- You’re required to have a minimum Credit passes in 5 subjects including English Language.
- You must have this result from any of the following examinations SSCE, GCE O’Level or any other equivalent examinations.
- You must have at least, a 180 UTME Score, which is required for admission into IMSU for all courses.
- All applying candidates should have made the Imo State University (IMSU) their 1st and/or Second choice to qualify to write the Post-UTME Screening Test.
We have also listed the IMSU courses and their cut-off marks below.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Economics – 233
Mass Communication – 237
Geography and Environmental Management – 188
Political Science – 240
Psychology – 214
Faculty of Business Administration
- Accountancy – 236
- Banking & Finance – 229
- Insurance – 192
- Management – 220
- Marketing – 215
Faculty of Agric Veterinary Medicine
- Agric Econs & Ext – 182
- Animal Sci & Fisheries – 181
- Crop Sci & biotech – 183
- Soil Sci & biotech – 198
Faculty of Education
- Admin – 190
- Foundation – 182
- Edu Accounting -182
- Economics – 208
- Fine & applied arts – 194
- Geophysics – 186
- Mathematics – 186
- Psychology – 193
- Guidance & Counselling – 182
- Library & Information science – 206
Faculty of Environmental Science
- Architecture – 220
- Building – 190
- Surveying & Geoinformatics – 180
- Fine & applied arts – 184
- Land surveying – 192
- Quantity Surveying – 191
- Urban and Regional Planning – 187
Faculty of Health Sciences
- Optometry – 249
- Medical Laboratory Science – 200
- Biochemistry – 230
- Nursing Science – 205
- Nutrition and Dietetics – 202
Faculty of Humanities
- History & int’l studies – 220
- Igbo & linguistics – 188
- Philosophy – 188
- Religious studies – 180
Faculty of Sciences
- Botany – 189
- Biochemistry – 230
- Chemistry / Ind. Chemistry – 207
- Computer science -238
- Physics – 191
- Mathematics & Ind. Mathematics – 187
- Microbiology / Ind. Microbiology – 245
- Physics – 192
- Statistics – 182
- Zoology – 257
Faculty of Engineering
- Agric Engineering – 180
- Civil Engineering – 220
- Electrical and Electronic engineering – 229
- Food science Tech – 200
- Mechanical Engineering – 221