CU to Commence Town/Gown Interaction toward Graduates Employability
In a bid to impact on the industry through her research efforts, Covenant University is set to commence robust town/gown interactions. This was contained in a memo to all the Heads of Departments (HODs) and signed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, the interaction, which is expected to be in form of departmental seminars, would also enhance the employability of the University’s graduates.
The Vice-Chancellor also enjoined the HOD’s to initiate plans and make necessary contacts with their professional colleagues in the industry with the aim of securing their consent to be guest speakers at the proposed departmental town/gown seminars.
Each department is expected to organize three seminars within the Omega (second) Semester that would involve professionals from the relevant industries.
It would be remembered that the Vice-Chancellor had earlier in the year, during the Opening Assembly for Faculty and Staff, hinted on the decision of the Management to commence the town/gown interaction. He promised that the Management would provide necessary logistics for a smooth takeoff.
Meanwhile, two departments in the School of Environmental Sciences, Departments of Architecture and Estate Management, will hold their seminar on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the College of Science and Technology Conference Room.
According to information released by the Department of Architecture, the Seminar would focus on the Emerging Role of the Architect in Contemporary Construction Project Management Practice, which would be delivered by Arc. Arowona Babatunde.
Arc. Arowona is an Executive Architect with Interstate Architects Limited. He holds M.Sc in Architecture and he is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Architect (MNIA). Between 1999 and 2007, he was a Senior Resident Architect at the Central Bank of Nigeria Headquarters Site, Abuja. Arc. Arowona has over 20 years of experience in the building industry, especially in the area of construction project management.