CU to introduce Graduate Management Admission Test
Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, and Famolex Integrated Consult - the representative of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) - have agreed to collaborate on the introduction of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) to students of the university, with a view to boosting their chances of employment in the labour market and enhancing their enrolment in graduate schools.
The Chief Executive Officer, Famolex Integrated Consult, Mr. Olakunle Fakiyesi, had on Monday, November 21, 2016, at a meeting with the Management of Covenant University, said that GMAC had been around for more than six decades and its most popular product was the GMAT exam, which is a prerequisite to some of the world’s leading business schools.
Stating the benefits of the GMAT to students, Mr. Fakiyesi, who was accompanied to the meeting by the Vice-President, Famolex, Mr. Oloruntobi Alasi, said that scaling the GMAT hurdle sharpens the skills of the students and helps in the application of what they studied in school. Statistics from GMAC, he revealed, showed that students who passed the GMAT either got a job or got enrolled in graduate schools.
On the benefits to Covenant University, Mr. Fakiyesi said that membership of GMAC will give the school the opportunity to partner with world renowned schools so as to attract foreign students. Also, when GMAT students go out, they do better than their contemporaries, he added.
In his comments at the meeting, the Sub-Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Dr. Humphrey Adebayo, said that the University was eager to partner on programmes like GMAT. Also, he expressed the hope of having a GMAC Centre established in Covenant University to enable the institution attract foreign students, especially in the graduate school.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, who expressed joy at the proposal on GMAT, said that prior to the visit by Famolex, the University had planned to introduce the programme. “We’ll give you the support to make it happen,” the Vice-Chancellor stated.
Also at the meeting were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole; and Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Igban.