Covenant Assures Freshmen of World-Class Services
New undergraduates of Covenant University have been assured of world-class services and a memorable stay at the University during their academic pursuits.
The Management of the University gave this assurance on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at a Special Orientation Programme organized for the freshmen, who were officially introduced to the Vision of the University as well as the opportunities that abound in the institution.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, in his presentation titled, ‘World-Class Student Support Services: Our Commitment to Students’ Welfare’, convinced the new undergraduates that the University is home away from home.
Professor Atayero, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu, said that the Vision of the University is to be a leading World-Class Christian Mission University, committed to raising a new generation of leaders in all fields of human endeavour. The University currently runs a short term vision of becoming one of the top 10 universities in the world by the year 2022, aptly dubbed ‘Vision 10:2022’.
He said that the Student Support Services of the University are designed primarily to ensure the students’ success all through the period of studentship. In his words, “The Student Support Services in Covenant University work to guarantee all-round success and the total well-being of our students and these are the tools for fulfilling the covenant we have with our students that shows our commitment to the students’ welfare”.
“Covenant Student Support Services help students develop academic, interpersonal and social skills they need for success, and also provide vital support to students transitioning from different parts of the world into the Nigerian environment,” he added.
While enumerating the different Student Support Services in the university that include the Student Affairs Department, saddled with the responsibility to attend to the welfare and general wellbeing of the students, mention was also made of the Faculty Support Programme (FSP) that provides members of Faculty the opportunity to interact with students. He encouraged students to use faculty as resource for information, referral, inspiration and advisors.
Other services highlighted by the Vice-Chancellor were the In-Loco Parentis initiative, which allows Faculty and Staff play the role of guardians to the students; the Academic Level Advisers, where by students at all levels are assigned academic advisers; the International Office and Linkages, which provides support to international students; the Counselling Centre that provides psychosocial/behavioural counselling; and the Chaplaincy that drives the arrowhead of the University core values: Spirituality.
The Registrar, Covenant University, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, in his remarks, charged the new intakes not to overstay their academic duration and urged them to build value-adding relationships and rich networks.