CU Hosts ARCON Accreditation Team
Covenant University hosted a team from the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) on Monday, August 24, 2015. The team which was received in the Vice Chancellor’s conference room, was led by the Chairman of the Council, Architect Mohammed Jimoh Faworaja.
While stating the purpose of their visit, the Chairman said that they were in CU to carry out a routine accreditation exercise in order to ascertain the state of the Architectural Department of the University and to make recommendations for improving its quality.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo appreciated the team for coming and explained that Covenant University’s drive for quality and excellence came as a result of its pursuit towards a divine mandate given to its management; to be among the top ten universities in the world by the year 2022. He emphasised that CU’s quality consciousness was not as a result of competition with any other university in Nigeria.
In his welcome remarks, the Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun assured the ARCON team of Covenant University’s preparedness for the accreditation exercise. “You would not be disappointed at the state of our facilities and you can be sure of our cooperation towards a successful exercise,” he stated.
Later, in the wrap-up session, Arc. Mohammed Faworaja commended the University for its commitment to quality and excellence. He expressed his hope to see all Nigerian universities embrace this level of commitment. In his words, “We noticed that you invested a lot in ICT, as well as the general facilities of the school. This is very good for the students of Architecture. We are very impressed with the laboratory and the number of computers there.”
Arch. Faworaja stated that Covenant University is expected to set the pace in other areas of Architecture, such as, Industrial Architecture, Naval Architecture, Aeronautic Architecture and Architectural Engineering. He explained that the team’s extensive interaction with the students gave them a glimpse of the University’s teaching quality and a very high level of staff competence. “If you continue with this quality, you will definitely have First Class students in your next graduation,” he said.
Also at the meeting were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye; Dean, College of Science and Technology, Professor Nicholas Omoregbe; Director, Academic Planning Unit, Dr. Justin Daramola; HOD, Department of Architecture, Dr. Ibem Eziyi Offia and members of the Directorate of Media & Corporate Affairs.