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 the great IMT, there existed 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, 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 the Ministry of education and the Ministry controlled it. 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 needs of the Civil Service.
In 1970 there arose the need to establish a higher institution of learning for upgrading and training of our men and women in technological, managerial and engineering fields. This need was pursued vigorously and in October 1971 the Ukpabi Asika administration decided to merge the former College of Technology with the Institute of Administration. To give effect to this decision 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. This council was charged with determining and recommending to the government an appropriate structure of an 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 vigour 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 July 1973 and thus 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 became the first rector and The first Registrar in the person of Mr. B.O. Akwukwuma.
The vision of the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu is to advance cutting-edge managerial and technological knowledge by creating a functional, competitive and indigenous technologically-oriented institution which will stand as a recognized leader among similar institutions and meet the needs of a dynamic society using global standards.
The philosophy of the institute of management and technology (IMT), Enugu is anchored in the strong belief that technological growth is a product of indigenous development. Accordingly, the institute continually produces thorough-bred graduates who use the excellent skills they have acquired to give invaluable service in all sectors of the economy. As they do this, IMT’s fundamental beliefs and core values of knowledge, hard work, tenacity, balanced personality, professional competence and creativity are upheld and promoted.
The Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu is manifestly dedicated to the growth of technological education and, because of its hybrid nature, promotes the core academic and social values needed to produce highly qualified graduates who possess the capabilities required to best serve humankind in science, technology, management, finance and creative arts.
- 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, technology and creative arts at all levels.
- To equip our graduates with the virtues of tenacious hard work, diligence and sound ethical conduct that will enable them to complete and succeed in the open markets place of skills and professional competence.
- To serve as a reference point in the area of quality technological education; building of viable careers; transformation of lives; impartation of quality education; creation of rewarding opportunities for staff and students; and the raising of aspirations through socially responsible agenda.
The philosophy of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu is anchored in the strong belief that technological growth is a product of indigenous development. Accordingly, the institute continually produces through - bred graduates who use the excellent skills they have acquired to give invaluable service in all sectors of the economy. As they do this, IMT's fundamental beliefs and core values of knowledge, hard work, tenacity, balanced personality, professional competence and creativity are upheld and promoted.