CU Management Visits Pre-Varsity Schools
The Management of Covenant University took time out of its busy schedule to visit post primary schools operated by the Living Faith Church Worldwide (the proprietor base of the University) on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st of January 2014.
The two-day working visit took the University Management to Covenant University Secondary School (CUSS) and Faith Academy (FA), both in Canaanland, Ota.
Receiving the University Management, the Principal of Covenant University Secondary School (CUSS), Mrs. Adepeju Johnson, appreciated the University Management team for being ardent promoters of CUSS values. She stated that Covenant University’s parental role to her school was highly cherished.
Mrs. Johnson solicited the assistance of the University in the area of improved internet network facilities in the school. She also requested for advanced textbooks in special subjects such as Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Informatics, Chemistry and Creative Arts.
Management of CUSS used the occasion to solicit assistance of Covenant University Chaplaincy in the area of character formation of its students.
Moreover, she appreciated the contribution of the University’s Community Development Impact Initiative Committee for its academic investment in the lives of CUSS students.
Speaking on the essence of the visit, the Registrar, Covenant University, Mr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, said it was simply to identify with the brand and strand that connects both institutions.
He averred that Covenant University and CUSS are both in the race to raising a new generation of leaders since they are birthed by the same vision.
In the area of improvement in network equipment at CUSS, the Director, Centre for Systems and Information Services (CSIS) of the University, Pastor Abolade Afolabi, promised that the University will help the school run at the very best of cutting edge technology, that befits a school of its class.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Aaron A.A. Atayero, counseled the school authorities on the importance of building a virile alumni profile as the school starts graduating her students.
Professor Atayero said Covenant University would always do all in its power to endear CUSS students to making the University their preferred choice. Furthermore, he stated that Covenant University Centre for Research and Development (CUCERD) would be more than willing to support innovative ideas coming from CUSS in a bid to convert such to tangible products.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Taiwo Abioye, said it was in the interest of Covenant University to collaborate with CUSS in a quest to ensuring that students of both institutions would continually be rated within the gamut of quality learning and sound character upbringing.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo appreciated the warm reception bestowed on his team and commended the quality leadership of the school, which has translated into quality work as evident in the school.
He pledged the continued support of the University’s Community Development Impact Initiative Committee to team up with CUSS staff to project the vision of the school. Professor Ayo also promised the University’s assistance in tackling the issue of inadequate manpower in any area or subject where there are challenges.
Speaking on the possibility of admitting the students into the University, the Vice-Chancellor charged the school authority to inculcate both academic and moral values into the students, which according to him, would make them pass through Covenant University with ease.
He asked the school management to feel free to challenge Covenant University in the area of curriculum development, lecture delivery and sundry issues, as the University would be glad to rise up to their aid.
The Professor of Computer and Information Science promised personal donation of academic materials to CUSS library and asked the school management to forward the list of texts they would desire the University to support them with.
In a related development, Covenant University Management visited Faith Academy, Canaanland in a bid to identify with the quality of students emanating from the school and lend support to the management of the institution in increasing the giant strides it has been taking.
In his welcome address, the Principal of Faith Academy, Deacon Olusola Bamidele, said the visit of Covenant University Management to Faith Academy was historic in the sense that this was the first time that the University’s Management team would be visiting the school and hoped the visit would open up vistas of opportunities for his school.
Deacon Bamidele stated that Faith Academy was proud to be identified with Covenant University and appreciated the number of occasions that the University had shown solidarity with the school.
He appreciated Covenant University Management for the assistance extended to them in setting up the school computer laboratory. According to him, it was cherished and they look forward to the University coming around to help improve on its current structure.
The Principal used the occasion to appeal to the University Management to assist in capacity building for staff, procurement of laboratory equipment, creating of a forum in the direction of seminars, workshops, and symposium in a bid to improving teaching pedagogy. In addition, he solicited concession for graduands of Faith Academy in issues of admission into Covenant University.
The Vice Chairman, Faith Academy Governing Council, Pastor (Dr.) O. Ojo-Omoniyi, appreciated the role Covenant University has consistently played in Faith Academy, especially through its Community Development Impact Initiative Committee (CU-CDIIC). He stated further that the Management’s visit should strengthen both institutions’ working relationship.
On his part, the Chairman, Parents Teachers Forum of the school, Deacon Oscar Aiyeleso, appealed to Covenant University Management to collaborate with the school in training Mathematics teachers and introduce them to new teaching aids in the subject, especially towards making students fare well in the subject.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor said Faith Academy is a household name within the context of secondary school education in Nigeria. According to him, the visit to Faith Academy was targeted at partnering with the school to operate at international dimensions.
Professor Ayo stated that Covenant University was committed to supporting Faith Academy in capacity building as requested and upgrading laboratory equipment where needed.
He affirmed the University’s commitment towards assisting the school in ensuring that Faith Academy students excel in all external examinations and make Covenant University their preferred choice for tertiary education.
He promised the University’s support in the area of Information and Communication Technology and the provision of multimedia devices to the school.
Covenant University has since inception graduated 11,495 students out of which 270 were products of Faith Academy, Ota and the University has admitted 1,308 students from Faith Academy till date.