If you have ever desired an institution that is dedicated to the growth of technological education with state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure, then the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, is the place to be. We are delighted to welcome you to a top institution with a drive to effect positive academic, technological and socioeconomic changes in Nigeria.
The Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu came into existence under the then East Central State of Nigeria Edict No 10 of 1973 promulgated by the Administrator of East Central State – Ajie Ukpabi Asika. Prior to the establishment of this great institute, in existence were the College of Technology which offered courses in Engineering and Laboratory Technology leading to the award of Ordinary Diploma; the Institute of Administration which provided short in-service training of various grades; and the Co-operative College which offered a certificate course in Co-operative Studies to Co-operative inspectors from the ministry.
These institutions were autonomous and were located differently. The College of Technology was part of and controlled by the Ministry of Education. The Ministry of Establishments controlled the Institute of Administration while the Co-operative College was directly under the Ministry of Rural Development.
All these institutions were staffed by civil servants who were posted there from the Ministry and could be re-posted to other departments or units according to the demands of the Civil Service.
In 1970, the need to establish a higher institution of learning for grooming men and women in technological, managerial and engineering fields arose, and in October 1971, the Ukpabi Asika administration decided to merge the former College of Technology with the Institute of Administration. To that effect, both the institute and the College came under the unified control of the cabinet office on 1st April, 1972.
In October of the same year, the Administrator of the East Central State appointed a Provisional Council charged with determining and recommending to the government an appropriate structure of autonomous, technical as well as professional and managerial man-power in the subject areas indicated by the state and national needs. The Council pursued its task with vigor and vision and submitted a report early in April 1973. Thus on 31 May, 1973, the Edict No 10 of 1973 titled, “The Institute of Management and Technology Edict 1973” was promulgated.
The edict took effect from 1st of July, 1973 and this gave birth to what is now known as the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu. Dr. Ukwu I. Ukwu became the first Chairman of Council while Professor M.O. Chijioke and Mr. B.O. Akwukwuma became the first Rector and the first Registrar respectively.
The Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu seeks to advance cutting-edge managerial and technological knowledge by creating a functional, competitive and indigenous technologically-oriented institution which will measure up to global standards, serve as a model to similar institutions in Nigeria and meet the needs of a dynamic society.
Our philosophy is anchored in the strong belief that technological growth is a product of indigenous development. Accordingly, we continually produce thorough-bred graduates who use the excellent skills they have acquired to give invaluable service in all sectors of the economy. They do this while upholding our fundamental beliefs and core values of knowledge, hard work, tenacity, balanced personality, professional competence and creativity.
The Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu is dedicated to the growth of technological education and the promotion of the core academic and social values needed to produce highly qualified graduates who possess the capabilities required to best serve humanity in science, technology, management, finance and creative arts.
It is our mission:
– To present to all who seek higher education, a well-grounded technological institution that collaborates with similar national organizations to drive the technological growth of Nigeria;
– To produce self-motivated, innovative and creative graduates who possess the training and skills needed to turn the wheels of industry, raise the bar in management and finance, and expand the frontiers of technology and creative arts at all levels;
– To equip our graduates with the virtues of hard work, diligence and sound ethical conduct that will enable them to compete and succeed in the marketplaces of skills and professional competence; and
– To serve as a reference point in the area of quality technological education, building viable careers, transforming lives via quality education, creating rewarding opportunities for staff and students, and raising aspirations through a socially responsible agenda.