British Council Seeks Partnership with Covenant University
A team from the British Council, through the Higher Education Academy, has expressed interest in partnering with Covenant University to improve her standard of teaching and enhance the learning experience of students by improving the quality of teaching they receive.
Making the intention known at a courtesy visit to the Covenant University Management, the International Development Manager, Higher Education Academy, Mr. Doug Pearce, said that the purpose of the collaboration was to widen the research base of both institutions internationally in order to provide solutions to African educational issues.
He, however, noted that it would be important for them to know more about the faculty. That was because training the faculty would be based on what they considered required to achieve the vision of the institution, and Higher Education would gladly support that. He also added that the agency works with universities in different ways but specifically for curriculum development, curriculum design, and feedback assessment, with a view to focusing and developing them.
In his words, “Higher Education Academy is committed to enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in universities. It is part of our international strategy to collaborate with the university with our consultancy service, to help with staff development and enhance your university’s teaching qualities.”
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Charles Ayo, in his remarks stated that the drive of Covenant University is to proffer solutions to existing African problems by producing graduates who are agents of change, and who would restore the lost dignity of the black man.
Professor Ayo said, “Looking at our long term vision to be one of the top ten universities in the world by 2022 and raising a new generation of leaders, we are sure the proposal from the Higher Education will help to work towards the attainment of the vision the institution is currently running with. Undoubtedly, the skill will also be beneficial to the institution”. He added that the University was currently in partnership with some other international bodies.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo stated, “Covenant University is running with a vision to become one of the top ten universities in the world by the year 2022 and we are confident that we will be able to achieve it through the help of God and laudable partnerships.”
According to him, in a bid to attain the vision, the Management welcomes partnerships that have the potentials to move the institution in that direction.
The team from the British Council include the Project Manager, SIEM, British Council, Ms. Sephora Imomoh, and Project Officer, SIEM, British Council, Ms. Maria Williams.
Also at the meeting were the Chairman, Committee on International Office and Linkages and Deputy Dean, School of Natural And Applied Sciences, Dr. Olawande Daramola; representative from International Office and Linkages, Mrs. Akinyemi Okubanjo; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Deji Okubanjo and Director, Academic Planning Unit, Dr. Akan Williams.