Covenant University, Chams Plc to Strengthen Partnership
Covenant University and Chams Plc are working towards strengthening the existing collaboration, even as the partnership enters its second phase. The second phase of the ‘Confirm Me’ project is to begin the issuance of transcript from Covenant University to students or institutions on request.
This was the focus of deliberations when the founding Chairman of Chams Plc, Sir Demola Aladekomo, accompanied by the Managing Director, Mr. Femi Williams and other officials of the organisation paid a courtesy visit to the management of the University on Friday, April 15, 2016.
Hitherto, the ‘Confirm Me’ project was used to check the authenticity of certificate or any other official document tendered by Covenant University graduates to any organisation or institution.
While stating the reason for the visit, the MD, Chams, Mr. Femi Williams, noted that they were in the University to show appreciation and give back to the University. “We are here to show appreciation to the entire management of the University for believing in our product called ‘Confirm Me.’ Covenant University was the first institution that singed on to the platform.”
He added that the platform was functional and anyone could go to the University website to confirm the genuineness of the certificate of any Covenant University graduate.
The other reason for the visit, according to him, was to give back to the University by way of transferring the Research and Development unit of the organisation to the University, whereby the students would develop solutions needed in the industry and share in the proceeds from such solution.
In his comment, Sir Aladekomo, who is also the Chairman of Smart City Plc, enjoined the University to endorse the Smart City Innovation Hub Project and take strategic location within the City.
The main aim of the City, according to him, was to have the synergy of all IT Companies in a cluster to work together to drive technological advancement and contribute to the Nigerian Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The benefits, he said, would include improved technology, developed R&D education and catalyst to the fulfillment of the University’s Vision 10:2022. “Smart City Technology Park will not only further the University’s research efforts and generate GDP but will help make the difference in the world,” he said.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, expressed belief in local content and indigenous technology. He informed the visitors that the University has been able to develop some platforms among which are e-opinion poll, e-voting, e-democracy and e-governance among others.
“We cannot be talking about Smart CU and still accommodate manually processed activities. One of the things we will be bringing on board in the next session is to see how we can completely automate our processes where everything will be done electronically.
Earlier in his welcome remarks, the Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun expressed belief that the collaboration between the two institutions would move the University forward to achieving its set Vision 10: 2022.