Admission Seekers Swarm Covenant University
The quest for a qualitative university education has seen thousands of admission seekers throng the venue of the Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening exercise of Covenant University, Ota.
The screening exercise tagged, “Covenant University Scholastic Aptitude Screening (CUSAS),” consists of a Computer Based Test and an Oral Interview and has attracted thousands of applicants from far and near since its commencement on Monday May 20, 2013.
Addressing parents and guardians of potential students of the Institution at the ‘Parents Forum’ organized for the exercise, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Charles Korede Ayo, appreciated the parents of the candidates for making Covenant University their preferred University of choice for their children. He told parents/guardians at the forum that they are stakeholders in ensuring and advancing quality education for the next generation and as such, it is important that the University and the parents interact.
The Vice-Chancellor revealed his recent experience on the trip to United Kingdom and United States of America, where he met some graduates of the University who are doing very well in their respective fields of endeavor. According to him, “Everywhere we went, the lecturers spoke beautifully well of the students. They are well-behaved and doing pretty well academically.” He noted that some of them have to change from the programme of their first degree to another one and yet they are doing great in Europe and America.
Professor Korede Ayo assured the parents that their wards are coming to an Institution with a pedigree of academic excellence. He added that several interactions with Covenant University graduates have given rise to a new academic content being developed by the University, which would involve a lot of practical work. This new academic content would see a new pedagogy at work, that is a new approach that would be case study based to enhance the ability to tackle real life issues in science, art, business and economy among others.
The Vice Chancellor likewise noted that the solid foundation that Covenant University has infused into her products over the years has made adaptability to any academic environment very easy. Furthermore, Professor Ayo stated that Covenant University has raised every bar set by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in her drive to ensuring that only the best of the best ever gets certified from the University.
“Some of the Eagles I met there were not really the best here academically, but now they have become the best in their various disciplines. That gives me real joy,” he added.
The Vice-Chancellor hinted that a new academic calendar would kick off in the next session and that the new schedule would afford the faculty of the University more exposure to their peers abroad. He added that a Centre for Discovery and Innovation will also be instituted in the new academic dispensation that would serve as the hub for cutting-edge research and business incubation for fresh graduates with budding business ideas.
Professor Korede Ayo noted the pride taken by the University in the visionary platform upon which she was founded, which has continued to set the pace in determining the course of University education in Nigeria through her custom-built curricula. He pledged the continuous commitment of the university Management, Faculty and Staff to their in-loco-parentis role in bringing out the best in all students of the University.
The parents were quick to shower encomiums on the Management for the wonderful work they are doing, while also advising them to ensure that the standard is maintained.
The Vice-Chancellor also visited various venues for the Post-UTME exercise.Admission Seekers Swarm Covenant University