Large Turnout of Covenant University/Canaanland Members for General Elections By Our Political Correspondent
Members of the Covenant University and Canaanland communities were not left out of the elections fray on March 28 as they turned out en masse to participate in the process of electing a President and members of the National Assembly. Staff and families started trooping out to the Benja/The Bells Polling Unit as early as 9am to perform their civic duty of voting. Many persons had to defy the distance, which had to be trekked, to ensure that they were part of the historic momentum, which offered another excellent opportunity to advance the progress of the country as well as its democratic consolidation.
The Vice- Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo has made a strong case for Covenant University’s collaboration with renowned world first-class institution, Harvard University in the United States, pointing out that the relationship would open a whole new dimension to the quest of the Covenant University’s Vision 10: 2022. While attempting to underscore this need, the Vice-Chancellor stressed that “to be the best, you have to get closer to and be like the best”.
Understanding, restraint and tolerance will go a long way in separating the ongoing general elections in Nigeria from all the previous ones. These were the submissions, last Friday, of the Chancellor of Covenant University, Dr. David Oyedepo in a charge to the academic members of the University community.
The former Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Ogun State, Hon. Adesina Kawonise, has described Sociology as both Science and Art, at the recently concluded 3rd Town and Gown seminar of the Department of Sociology, held in Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota.
Professor Emmanuel Ndubisi Maduagwu of the Department of Biological Sciences, Covenant University, has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious Nigerian Academy of Science. This was contained in a letter to the erudite scholar, signed by the Executive Secretary of the Academy, Dr. Oladoyin Odubanjo.
In identifying the challenges of bridging the gap between the education of architecture and the application of the acquired skills in practice, students of the Department of Architecture have been charged to explore the creative ways of thinking and innovating flexible methodologies, rather than acquiring rigid theoretical knowledge.
“The responsibility of journalists is to ascertain, through objectivity, that peace is not disturbed,” - Professor Cecil Blake
Further to the communique issued at the conclusion of the Consultative Meeting of Communication Scholars and Practitioners on the 2015 general and presidential elections and national security issues held at the covenant university guest house, Ota, Ogun State, on January 30, 2015.
The Chancellor, Covenant University, Dr. David Oyedepo, has called for peace in the forth coming general elections in the Country.
Dr. Mojisola Usikalu is one of the young faculty at Covenant University with many achievements. Award winning has become her second nature even as she was recently named among five winner of the 2015 Elsevier Foundation Award for Women Scientists in the Developing World.
Covenant University on Thursday, March 13, 2015, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN). The event took place in the Vice Chancellor’s conference room in Canaan Land, Ota.