CU Will Soar with Devotion to Engineering Programmes, Says Accreditation Team
Covenant University will attain the pinnacle of academic excellence with commitment to improving its Engineering Programmes, Leader of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) team, currently on re-accreditation visitation to the university, has declared.
Engr. Julius Olurinola, who made the declaration on Monday, October 31, 2016, when he and members of his team paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Engr. (Professor) AAA. Atayero in his office, said accreditation of engineering programmes is a major mandate of COREN in accordance with the Act setting it up.
“It is aimed at ensuring universities, polytechnics and colleges of education offer engineering programmes that meet the challenges of the society,” said Engr. Olurinola.
Members of the 8-man accreditation visitation team, he revealed, are made up of people from the industry and the academia. And while soliciting for maximum cooperation of the university to facilitate completion of the exercise, the Team Leader assured that accreditation would be used to build and not to destroy.
“We are aware that you have taken engineering as a priority, Covenant University will reach the pinnacle with devotion to improving engineering programmes,” he told the Vice-Chancellor.
The Vice-Chancellor, Engr. (Professor) AAA. Atayero, in his remarks, expressed pleasure at being an engineer and being in a privileged position to ensure that the profession’s values are upheld. Furthermore, he said Covenant University is glad to welcome the COREN team. He said the university would embrace every recommendation arising from the accreditation exercise.
In addition, Professor Atayero emphasised the university’s current efforts at driving quality assurance. He said the university aims to arrive at a level in its normal daily operations that it would be ready to receive the accreditation team without prior notice.
The Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Christian Bolu, informed the gathering that the COREN accreditation team would be touring facilities including lecture theaters, ICT labs, the Covenant University Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID), main University Library, engineering workshops among others during the three-day re-accreditation exercise.
Also representing Covenant University at the meeting were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu; Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; Director, Centre for Learning Resource, Dr. Chris Nkiko; Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Samuel Wara; Director, Academic Planning Unit, Dr. Olawande Daramola; and Heads of Departments of the College of Engineering.