Covenant, NIPOST may Partner on Industrial Training for Students
Covenant University has suggested to the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) the possibility of the University sending its students to the courier service company to learn its processes in form of Industrial Training (IT).
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor AAA. Atayero, made the suggestion on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, when a team from NIPOST paid a business visit to the CU Management.
Mrs. Mary Adeyemi, the District Manager, Ota, who led the NIPOST team, had in her speech expressed the company’s dissatisfaction with the level of patronage received from Covenant University, adding that NIPOST was desirous of more patronage from the University.
Mrs. Adeyemi said that she and her team were at the University to plead with the Management to give NIPOST a fresh opportunity as the company has improved on its services and gives reasonable discount.
In her comments, the University’s Mail Officer, Mrs. Elizabeth Adewunmi, said that though the institution has a relationship with other courier service companies, it had been patronizing NIPOST. She, however, regretted that issues of parcels not getting to their destinations in real time, problem with tracking and high service charge had limited the level of patronage.
The Acting Registrar, Covenant University, Mrs. Mary Aboyade, while lending her voice to the issues raised by the mail officer, said that the University would like to be reassured that NIPOST has been repackaged, especially in the areas of speedy delivery of parcels and the use of technology.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, thanked the NIPOST team for the reassurance that the company was still very much in business.
Covenant University as an academic institution, he said, is a not-for-profit corporate entity that is very particular about cost saving and would not just sign onto NIPOST. Rather, the Vice-Chancellor stated, the University would look at how to get NIPOST to associate with its core responsibilities of research, teaching and community development.
“We can send our students to you to learn your processes and as soon as we are sure that we can get value for your services, we’ll patronize you,” he assured.
Also at the meeting were the Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo and a team from the Media and Corporate Affairs Directorate.