Covenant, CEMP Reaffirm Commitment to collaboration on Project Management Courses
Covenant University and an international capacity development and consulting firm, Canada Executive Management and Professional Centre (CEMP), have reaffirmed their commitment to a collaboration between the two organisations, which will see the University running Professional Management Courses (PMC) and its students enjoying research grants from international agencies.
Both organisations had in February 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding that entails the University starting Project Management courses in partnership with the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the United States.
Speaking during his maiden visit to the University on Thursday, May 4, 2017, the President, CEMP, Mr. Musediq Bamidele Abdul, who expressed excitement at meeting the Management of Covenant University, said he was happy that his organization and the University had made very good progress in their relationship.
While commending the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero for his astute leadership role in the drive by the University to meet its target of being one of the top 10 universities in the world by the year 2022, Mr. Abdul said that Covenant University is the best in Nigeria today and competing favourably with first generation universities. “With the collaboration we are having now, it’s another first for Covenant University,” he added.
CEMP’s plan, he revealed, was for Master’s Degree students of Covenant University to submit their theses and apply to benefit from research grants that were available this year, but it was rather late. He, however, expressed hope that, next year, students of the University will be the first in West Africa to benefit from such grants.
The Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Christian Bolu, in his comments, recalled that the process of getting Covenant University students to sit for exams in PMC was incorporated long time ago. He said that it was something worth doing as students of the University will benefit a lot from having such certificates.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, said the University desires that, on graduation, students are equipped with different certifications. Arrangement, he added, would be put in place to make sure that the MoU signed with CEMP kicks off in the next academic session.
The CEMP President, Mr. Abdul, was accompanied on the visit by the Vice-President, International Engagement, CEMP, Dr. Yomi Oyekoya; Head, International Business Research, Dr. Babajimi Hammond; Head, Administration, Mr. Badmus Adebayo; and Legal Adviser, Ms. Bunmi Ogunye.
Also at the meeting to represent Covenant University were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu; Acting Registrar, Mrs. Mary Aboyade; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences, Professor Francis Iyoha; Dean, College of Science and Technology, Professor Nicholas Omoregbe; Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole; and Director, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Dr. Jonathan Adedayo.