CU promotes fifteen faculty members to professorial cadre
Fifteen Faculty members of Covenant University have been promoted to the professorial cadre.
This was made known by the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Charles Ayo in a meeting with the Chancellor, Dr David Oyedepo, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
The Vice-Chancellor stated that the purpose of the meeting was to celebrate the faithfulness of God and the new additions to the professorial cadre of the University. He stated further that, of the fifteen faculty members, four are full Professors while 11 are Associate Professors.
Those promoted to full professors are Professor Olawole Obembe, a professor of Plant Biotechnology; Professor John Ndueso, Covenant University’s first professor of Computer Engineering; Professor Shalom Chinedu, a professor of Biochemistry and Professor Patrick Edewor, professor of Sociology.
Others on the Associate Professor cadre are Dr. Oladokun Omojola (Mass Communication), Dr. Sheriff Folarin (Political Science and International Relations), Dr. Oluseyi Ajayi (Mechanical Engineering), Dr. Samson Ibidunni (Business Management), Dr. Chinonye Moses (Business Management), Dr. Samuel Daramola (Electrical and Information Engineering), Dr. Benson Nsikak (Chemistry), Dr. Justin Daramola (Computer Science), Dr. Durodola Olufemi Daniel (Estate Management), Dr. Abiodun H. Adebayo (Biological Sciences) and Dr. Ikpefan O. Ailemen (Banking and Finance) .
While addressing the professors, the Chancellor, Covenant University and Chairman, Board of Regents, Dr. David Oyedepo, congratulated them on their promotion and noted that one of the attitudes to avoid when advancing in life is pride because this does not give room for growth.
He urged the faculty members not to abuse the privilege of being promoted. According to him, promotion comes from God and it is a stepping stone to another phase. He noted that unwillingness to learn and lack of commitment to advancing knowledge are the results of pride. “Promotion must not result into redundancy. There is no end to intellectual productivity”, he said.
He enjoined the newly promoted not to relent in their quest to create solutions since everyone’s input is relevant. “Do all you can to be part of the myriad of solutions the nation is looking for, because the country is encumbered with challenges, and solutions will come from all fields,” he said.
He, therefore, advised them to bring to the fore new ideas since every accomplishment in a man’s journey first adds value to him before it adds to others. “Let’s develop indigenous solutions”, he advised.
According to the Chancellor, the promotion is a reward for diligence, and he urged them to do what will please God, adding that Covenant University is making a name but by their contributions, it will make better name and yield better results.