Covenant, Central Nantes Varsities for Collaboration
Plans are underway for possible collaborations between Covenant University and Central Nantes University, France. This was disclosed at a meeting between the officials of both universities on Thursday, May 5, 2016.
A four-man delegation led by the Deputy Director, International Relations, Central Nantes University, Mrs. Vernillard Sabine, paid a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo and other members of the University management team to discuss collaboration, specifically in the engineering programmes.
Mrs. Sabine explained that her university focused on engineering programmes, including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Robotic Engineering among others at the postgraduate level. She added that the university is involved in high quality research with the industry.
“We are one of the top engineering schools in France; we are mostly a postgraduate school for Master’s and Ph.D students. Our institution is strongly connected to the industry, we have very strong link in research with companies where our students have various internships and develop common research studies,” she said.
In his response, Professor Ayo said that the courtesy visit was a welcome development, noting that Covenant University had planned possible collaboration with universities in France. He added that the University also planned to award degree in French in addition to the degrees in Leadership and Entrepreneurial studies.
“If we want to take full advantage of globalisation, we should be able to speak other languages anywhere we find ourselves. There is, therefore, the need to acquire the knowledge of French language particularly in Nigeria which is surrounded by Francophone countries,” he stated.
He therefore expressed the willingness of the University to collaborate with Central Nantes University particularly in the engineering programmes.