COREN Endorses CU’s Engineering Programmes
The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has given the Engineering Programmes of Covenant University a clean bill of health a few weeks after a team from the Council made a re-accreditation visitation to the University.
COREN, in a letter dated 19th December, 2016, and addressed to the Covenant University Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, conveyed the Council’s approval of the University’s undergraduate Engineering Programmes, namely Information Communication Engineering and Chemical Engineering. Both programmes were granted full accreditation status, which has a five-year validity period.
The letter, signed by the Registrar of COREN, Engr. W. Kamila Maliki (FNSE, mni), states that there would be random visits by representatives of the Council to the University within the validity period to check on the state of facilities, while urging the University to ensure that standards are not only maintained but improved upon.
A COREN team led by Engr. Julius Olurinola, it will be recalled, had between October 30 and November 3, 2016, made a re-accreditation visitation to Covenant University, during which it assessed the books and toured facilities including lecture theatres, ICT labs, the Covenant University Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID), main University Library, engineering workshops among others.
Engr. Olurinola had at a meeting with the Management of the University stated that, “We (COREN) are aware that you have taken engineering as a priority, Covenant University will reach the pinnacle with devotion to improving engineering programmes”.
“We acknowledge the good vision, the desire to be among the top 10 universities in the world, Vision 10:2022, which is admirable and encouraging. COREN will support you to achieve that, we see it as a source of inspiration,” he added.
The Vice-Chancellor, Engr. (Professor) AAA. Atayero, described the re-accreditation visitation as an objective exercise, adding that, “We are benchmarking with the best universities in the world to make sure we arrive at our desired destination. The most important issue is quality and we are not compromising on that”.
The COREN had also in 2012 approved full accreditation status for other Engineering programmes of the University, namely, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Civil Engineering. The programmes will be due for reaccreditation later this year.