A visiting Professor of Covenant University, Professor Victor Mbarika, has called on university faculty members to develop the skills of ‘Grantmanship’ if they must be globally competitive. Professor Mbarika made this statement at a recent workshop on Grant-writing, hosted at the Centre for Learning Resources, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State.
The faculty and staff of Covenant University, as well as the general public are scheduled to begin a series of highly impactful summer training symposiums, workshops and conferences, covering diverse areas of study and anchored by very reputable visiting professors from world-class Universities.
The just concluded Bioinformatics International Workshop that gathered scholars within and outside of the African continent to train, with the aim of solving African problems as it pertains to human health and hereditary challenges, has been hailed as a huge success.
The Department of Political Science and International Relations, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, hosted a round-table discussion on “Militancy and National Peace,” with Professor Bonny Ibhawo of the Department of History and Centre for Peace Studies, as well as the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Humanities, McMaster University Canada, leading the discussion.
Engineering students of Covenant University in their second year have been enjoined to embrace vocational skills as a way of combating poverty as they participate in the Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) which commenced on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) has initiated moves toward consummating a partnership with Covenant University. This was at the instance of a visit by the executives of the institute to the University, led by its Registrar/CEO, Mr. Sunday Adeyemi.
In order to acquaint the faculty and staff with the global trend in the use of intellectual property, Covenant University has organized a 3-day training/workshop with the theme: "Intellectual Property Right and Patent Documentation Procedures".
Covenant University hosted officials from the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), on May 14, 2014, at the Vice Chancellor’s conference room to discuss possible partnership on NIM’s Graduate Certificate Scheme.
Economic experts within and outside Africa have identified provision of infrastructure, education, industrialization, diversification of the economy and foreign investment as opposed to portfolio investment among others, as factors necessary for sustainable and inclusive African growth.
Nobel Laureate Advocates for Adequate Training and Education as Keys to Addressing Imbalance in Global Markets
The current imbalance in the global market, as it affects emerging economies in Africa, can be reduced by raising the skill levels of the low-skilled workers of the budding economies through adequate education, so as to have international matching opportunities.