CU: Fostering Local Content Development with Tower Group
To consolidate Covenant University’s effort towards achieving its great vision to join the league of world-class universities by 2022, a team from Covenant University’s Directorate of Industry Partnership, visited Tower Group, a pioneering leader in aluminum products in Nigeria and West Africa. The purpose of the visit which took place on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, was to explore a possible collaboration with the group.
The Team Leader and Director, Industry Partnership, Professor Olawole Obembe, made it known to the officials of Tower Group that the motive behind the visit was to build industry linkages that would narrow the gap between theory and practical experience for the students.
According to Professor Obembe, “The collaboration would help Covenant University students have practical knowledge of current practices and issues in the industry, giving them a competitive advantage in the labour market.”
He further stated that the University would like to establish a symbiotic relationship with Tower Group where CU students can gain practical knowledge.
Applauding the initiative, the Group Managing Director, Tower Group, Chief Jamesh Dugad, expressed the interest of the group to work with the University to develop local content, leading to the employment of fresh graduates.
In attendance were the Dean, College of Engineering Professor Samuel John; Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Chinedu Shalom; Director of Vision 10:2022, Professor Christian Bolu; Director of Covenant University Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery, Professor Samuel Wara; Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Ajayi Oluwaseyi and other members of the Directorate of Industry Partnership.