Covenant, Huawei Sign MoU on Telecoms Academy
The Management of Covenant University and representatives of Huawei Technology, Nigeria, have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see Huawei establish its first telecoms academy in West Africaon Covenant University campus.
Mr. Wilson Yang, Hauwei Business Director of Partnership, said his company recognises Covenant University high ratings,which informed its choice as the preferred partner.
The MoU will see Huawei invest alongside Covenant University in training the university’s engineers, facilitate the certification of students and create employment opportunities for exceptionalgraduates of Covenant University who are interested in working with the company.
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, said “It is a thing of joy whenever a process was started and nurtured to fruition”.He told the Huawei representatives that making Covenant University the hub of Huawei’s first telecoms academy in West Africa will no doubt make the University commit itself to making the relationship a practical one.
Professor Atayero said that as the University progresses in its quest to become one of the top 10 universities in the world within the next six years, it was important that its operation be at the cutting-edge technology.The establishment of Huawei’s academy, he added,would helpsharpen the knowledge-base of telecoms students in the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering and other related disciplines in the university.
The Vice-Chancellor stated that having led the University’s delegation on a visit to Huawei’s Headquarters in Shenzhen, China, and experienced firsthand what they are capable of doing; he was in no doubt that there are lots that the University can benefit from the relationship. According to him, “This is the beginning of greater things to come”.
In his welcome address, the Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun, said the University’s Management was excited about the relationship and anticipated a speedy take-off of the academy. He noted that the journey, which started a few months back, had resulted in the consummation of a positive and workable MoU.
The University’s Director, Centre for System and Information Services, Engr. Yinka Adeboye, who gave an overview of the MoU, saidHuawei’s academy in Covenant University would serve as an avenue for the transference of technological ideas and imparting students of the University in general.
Also present at the MoU signing ceremony were the Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole; representative of the University’s Legal Unit, Barrister Ayodele Osayande; and Deputy-Director, Media and Corporate Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Igban.