Covenant University, Diamond Bank Commissioned ICT Centre
Covenant University and Diamond Bank on Friday, March 6, 2015, commissioned a State-of-the-art ICT Centre, located on the University campus.
At the commissioning ceremony, the Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Regents of the University, Dr. David Oyedepo, reiterated the commitment of the University to home grown solutions to myriad of challenges confronting Africa.
“We are committed to home grown solutions. We should be able to generate solutions to our problems in this part of the world. There is nothing mystical about excellence, it’s all about tireless commitment to continuous improvement”, he explained. The Chancellor decried what he called casual approach to important issues, noting that the University became number one, both in Nigeria and West Africa, because of her commitment to excellence.
Dr. Oyedepo also charged the Managers of both institutions to ensure continuous commitment to excellence that would evolve solutions, thereby meeting the needs of the society. He, therefore, prayed that none of the parties involved in the partnership would be disappointed; rather, they would be proud of the products from the Centre.
Earlier in his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, noted that the project was symbolic to the University in many respects, particularly because of the University/Industry Partnership drive of Vision 1 of 10 in 10.
He noted that the Diamond Bank brought on board many robust ideas that would help in driving the University’s Vision, part of which was the Unified Payment and Identity Card System, as well as the robust Attendance Capturing System.
Professor Ayo assured that the bank would take the front seat in the forth coming University/Industry Partnership Luncheon geared towards evolving home grown solutions to Africa’s Challenges.
The Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (GMD/CEO) of the Bank, Mr. Uzoma Dozie, explained that the project was the first to be undertaken by the bank in any part of the country. He added that like education, the banking sector now deals more with information and data than cash in its transactions.
He also explained that for the bank to execute such projects, it needs institutions of like minds to envision what the bank is trying to achieve. The GMD/CEO, therefore, promised that the bank would be committed to the partnership.
The Covenant University/Diamond Bank ICT Centre has State-of-the-art e-Library, an Automated Teller Machine Gallery, a Mini-Conference Room and a 48-system e-classroom.
Also at the commissioning ceremony were the Management team and Senior Staff of both organizations.