CU, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Sign Pact
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has entered into a bilateral agreement with Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota. At the event, which took place on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the Vice-Chancellor’s Conference Room, the two parties signed an MoU for mutual projects and benefits.
In his later remarks, the Vice-Chancellor stated, “I appreciate your passion for what you are doing and your commitment to the quality of education across board. In view of the massive impact we plan to make in the world, especially as it relates to our vision to be one of the best ten universities in the world by 2022, we need the cooperation of other renowned organizations to achieve our goals.”
In his remarks, the Director, Financial Services, Pastor Deji Okubanjo, speaking on behalf of the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, appreciated their coming, stating, “Covenant University is where we raise Kings and Queens. We are dedicated to grooming exceptional people who can make impact in the society.”
Making his remarks at the meeting, the Executive Director – Education, of the Institute, Dr. Noel Tagoe, said, “When I asked my colleagues in Nigeria to give me the names of leading universities in Nigeria, I was told to visit Covenant University first. It is very encouraging to see a university that trains the whole person, not just the head and the mind.
“I feel very welcome here and the purpose of our visit is to forge a deep relationship with Covenant University and deepen it for our mutual benefit. We deal with universities across the world and it would be an added honour to work with Covenant University.”
Dr. Tagoe further stated, “The first area we want to come in is the area of accreditation. We would need to sit down and deliberate on the kind of accreditations and exemptions that the students in your various programmes would need. The next would be research and research oriented platforms.”
He went on to explain that they have established Centres of Excellence in different parts of the world - South East Asia, Australia, South Africa and one is planned for West Africa, which would be situated in Nigeria.
“We hope for you to be involved with the Centre of Excellence which would help institutions to access funds for research that is relevant to the Nigerian market,” he explained.
Present at the meeting were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye; the Director Financial Services, Pastor Deji Okubanjo; the Director, Physical Planning and Development, Arc. Gbenga Alalade; the Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences, Professor Isaiah Olurinlola; the Deputy Dean, School of Business, Dr. Francis Iyoha; HOD, Accounting, Dr. Uwuigbe Uwadomwa and members of the Directorate of Media and Corporate Affairs.