CU Innovates 15 Kilo Watts Solar Panel Power Back-Up for Its Proprietor Base
A 15 kilo watt solar panel project dedicated to the Faith Tabernacle and Youth Chapel studios of the proprietor base of the University was commissioned yesterday, September 24, 2015, by the Management of Covenant University.
The project, which was executed by a sub-cluster of the University, is one of the diverse research projects currently going on in the University. It is geared towards the actualisation of the University’s agenda for the year which is research, innovation, and product development.
In his remarks at the occasion, the Mandate Secretary of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Pastor Nathaniel Yemi, representing the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo, appreciated the University for the Endowment. He stated that it has been the desire of the Chancellor to have extraordinary feats come out of the CU platform. In his words, “Dedication always has thanksgiving as its foundation; it shows appreciation. First, they say, is not the best, the best is coming. This is going to be the least product from the CU platform.”
While making his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, expressed the delight of the Covenant University community, to have the Chancellor’s representative at the occasion. He stated that the University was very conscious of the consistent funding the proprietor base provides to keep it going and desires to give back. He pointed out that the launching of the Solar Power back-up was part of the University’s efforts to give back and there was more in the offing. He stressed that the University Management is trusting God for divine inspiration for more ‘witty’ inventions from the CU platform.
In her remarks, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye, stated that the events commemorating the birthday of the Chancellor has started with a number of outreaches geared towards giving back to neighbouring communities. Some of them, she said, include free medical tests and treatments, public lecture, and visits to some children’s homes to which the proprietor base already awarded different levels of scholarships.
In his introduction, the leader of the innovative team for the Solar Power Panels, who is also the Head, Department of Physics, Dr. Victor Omotosho, stated that the Solar Panel is to provide uninterrupted power supply during church services and programmes in both locations.
Also present at the occasion were the Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; the former Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo; Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences, Professor Francis Iyoha; Dean, College of Leadership and Development Studies, Professor Charles Ogbulogo; Dean, College of Science and Technology, Professor Nicholas Omoregbe; Dean, College of Engineering, Professor John Ndueso; Director, Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery, Professor Samuel Wara and the Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Igban.