Professor Austin Uchechukwu Nweze, PhD(Nig.), FCA, FCTI, JP Rector
hails from Obollo in Udenu Local Government Area, Enugu State, Nigeria. He was born on November 11, 1960.

A teacher by training, Professor A. U. Nweze trained, on scholarship basis, at the famous Lourdes Training College, Iwollo, from 1975 to 1980. As a Grade II Teacher, then, he variously taught Mathematics, Additional Mathematics and Physics in the Secondary Schools, in the old Anambra State..

In 1983, he was admitted into the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to study Accountancy after he had demystified Mathematics, by scoring one hundred percent [100%]in the subject, in the University Matriculation Examinations[UME] conducted by Joint Admissions Matriculation Board [JAMB].Subsequently, he obtained a BSc Degree, in Accountancy, in 1987,graduating in a sound Second Class [Honours] Upper Division, an MBA [1992], MSc [1999] and PhD [2002], all from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka [UNN]. Professionally, Professor A. U. Nweze qualified as a Chartered Accountant, thus becoming an Associate member [ACA] of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria [ICAN] in 1992and an Associate member [ACTI] of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria [CITN] in 1996. In 2003, he was elevatedto a Fellow [FCA and FCTI] of both ICAN and CITN and a Justice of Peace [JP].

As for his working experience, Professor A. U. Nweze started his post-university career at the Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu [August 1988]. Shortly after, in December 1988, he left for Anambra Broadcasting Service, Enugu. In 1990, he left for Orient Bank of Nigeria Plc, where he served as Operations Officer and within three years, he worked in Enugu, Aba, Kano and Lagos branches. In 1992,he joined Royal Merchant Bank Limited as an Assistant Manager [Operations]. On observing that the then banking industry had become turbulent, he honourably opted out of the industry and decided to join academics to possibly actualise his desire and dream of becoming a Professor of Accounting.

By God’s grace, in 2009,Prof.Nweze eventually, became the First Professor of Accounting, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu. Also by God’s grace and courtesy of the Executive Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Professor A. U.Nweze became the Rector, Institute of Management and Technology with effect from June 10, 2016. Professor Augustine Uchechukwu Nweze, PhD [Nig], FCA, FCTI, JP is fruitfully and happily married to Dr [Mrs] Bernadine Ngozichukwu Nweze.

On behalf of the Governing Council, Management, Staff and Students of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu I welcome you once more and wish you God`s choicest blessings.