Covenant, Ideas ‘B’ Network Reach Accord on Psychometric Tool
Covenant University has agreed in principle to adopt the Human Personality Potential Profile Systems Analysis Tool (HP3SAT), otherwise known as the Psychometric Tool, for determining its student’s intake, the most appropriate courses for each of them, and for recruitment of the right staff for the University.
This much was revealed on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, following a presentation on the the psychometric tool by the CEO of Ideas ‘B’ Network, Mr. Judah Israel-Ozore, to the Management of Covenant University.
Mr. Isarael-Ozore, an alumnus of Covenant University who described his company as a personal development institution established to facilitate the speed of national development, disclosed that he had been working on the psychometric tool since his graduation in 2009.
The tool, he stated, measures behaviour and personality traits, and consists of 24 arch types, while the personal development aspect covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talent and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability.
Highlighting the benefits of the tool, Mr. Israel-Ozore said that, “it enhances the process of students’ placement, recruitment of staff, aids general personal development of students and staff and improves academic excellence. Also, as a major distributor of the toll worldwide, it creates an economy for the school”.
On his decision to introduce the tool to Covenant University, he said that as an alumnus of the University he is passionate about its progress, especially its Vision of becoming one of the top 10 universities in the world by the year 2022.
In his comments, the Director, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Dr. Jonathan Odukoya, who commended Mr. Israel-Ozore for his innovation, said that the psychometric tool would be very useful in the world of today where there are challenges .of square pegs being in round holes. He, however, suggested that the tool should be subjected to more tests.
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, in his remarks, said that the tool is an idea whose time has come, particularly at a time when the University was seriously working on ascertaining the quality of students and staff it recruits.
The University, he added, would incorporate the psychometric tool into its process for testing prospective undergraduates and the next phase will feature the tying up of a collaboration with Idea ‘B’ Network.
Also at the meeting were the Acting Registrar, Mrs. Mary Aboyade; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; Dean, Students Affairs, Mr. Azubuike Ezenwoke; Director Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole; Director, Centre for Systems and Information Services, Engr. Yinka Adeboye; and a faculty, Dr. Joke Badejo.