CU Students, Facilities Impress Carnegie Fellow
A Programme Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF), Virginia, the United States, Dr. Abiodun Ilumoka, has lauded Covenant University on the availability of state-of-the-art infrastructure and teaching facilities in the University and the high intellect of its students.
Dr. Ilumoka, a beneficiary of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme, gave the commendation on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, when she paid a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero.
The Carnegie Fellow, formerly professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Hartford, said that it was a pleasure to be back in the country and her desire, as an Engineer, was to leave a long and lasting legacy for the younger ones.
“For many of us, our mission is to help universities in Nigeria in our areas of expertise,” she added.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, said that Dr. Ilumoka had come to Covenant University at a very interesting time when Engineering programmes were being accredited.
While imploring the Carnegie Fellow to urge other Nigerian scholars in the diaspora to come home and give back, the Vice-Chancellor stated that her working visit, during which she would be giving lectures to students and faculty alike, was a good avenue to make sure she always come back.
Also at the meeting were the Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Christian Bolu; HOD, Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Oluseyi Ajayi; and HOD, Electrical and Information Engineering, Dr. Victor Matthews.