Covenant University Holds Orientation Programme for Post Graduate Students
The School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS) Covenant University, Ota, held its orientation programme today, 27th February 2014.
While giving his welcome address at the event, the Sub-Dean of the school, Dr. Justin O. Daramola explained, “This programme is designed to initiate the proper integration of new students into the academic, cultural, and social practices of the university.”
He went on to say that the new students need to know the functions and the roles that exist in order to support their experience as students and make it an enriching one.
In his presentation at the event titled, “Ethical Issues in Post Graduate Training at Covenant University,” the Deputy Dean, School of Human Resources Development, Dr. P. A. Edewor said, “Covenant University is a University founded on Christian values. There are things we stand for, and we want every product of this university to reflect the very essence of this university.”
He further said that some of the rules and regulations that apply to undergraduates are relaxed for graduate students; with the understanding that they are more mature, and therefore, more responsible. Notwithstanding, he said, the dress code is the same across board.
Furthermore, Dr. Edewor warned that theft, use of hard drugs, cultism, smoking, and sexual immorality are not tolerated in Covenant University, and anyone caught in the act, either on the school grounds or outside will be handed over to the appropriate authorities.
Making his opening remarks at the event, the Dean of the SPS, Professor Charles Ogbulogo welcomed the students, staff and faculty, before going on to deliver his lecture titled, “The Philosophy and Objectives of Postgraduate Training at Covenant University.”
While delivering his paper, he stated that Covenant University currently has more than 33 programmes that are licensed to run at the Postgraduate level.
In continuation he said that many other universities in Nigeria, have not fared as well as CU because it has a unique package which allows it retain its best students through scholarships which are channeled through the “Young Academics Training Programme, (YATRAP).”
Another great factor he noted is good time management, as students are able to conclude their academic programmes in record time.
He further said, “As at the last convocation, we have produced more than 12 PhDs in Covenant University.”
Concluding his lecture, he declared, “We are poised to make a difference in Postgraduate education in Nigeria and in fulfilment of Covenant University’s vision of one of the world’s ten best universities in 10 years.”
Making his remarks at the event, the Vice Chancellor of Covenant University, Professor Charles Korede Ayo said, “In Covenant University we abide by our core values and the key component of our core values is spirituality; anything short of that is unacceptable.” He also took time to take the audience through the 8-point agenda of Vision 10:2022 (1 of 10 in 10).
Some of the committee members of the School of Postgraduate Studies were also present at the event, as well as representatives of the Corporate Affairs Department of the University.