Covenant University Holds Orientation Programme for Postgraduate Students
The newly admitted Postgraduate Students of Covenant University have been urged to proffer solutions to various challenges in the society in their areas of interest.
This advice was given by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Korede Ayo at the orientation programme for 2014/2015 Academic Session at the Centre for Learning Resources Conference Room on Monday, November 3, 2014.
According to him, the country is battling with access to quality education and the essence of Covenant University is to solve these problems by driving spirituality, world-class status in education and leadership.
Speaking on the “Vision, Mission and Expectations” of the University, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Korede Ayo explained that the vision and mission of Covenant University is consummated in her mandate, which is to raise a new generation of leaders through a broad-based qualitative education built on sound biblical principles.
In his remarks, the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Charles Ogbulogo, said the objective of the school is to provide training in research for future academics and other high calibre personnel as well as provide both short and long-term training facilities to produce high level manpower needed.
He assured the students that the awesome postgraduate experience would distinguish them from their equals.
Also speaking at the programme, the Dean, College of Science and Technology, Professor Shalom Chinedu, addressed the students on “Core Values of the University”. He highlighted the Core Values as Spirituality, Possibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Integrity, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice. He added that everything done in Covenant University is hinged on Spirituality and therefore admonished them to identify with all of the Core Values of the University. He also introduced the rules and regulations of the School and the penalties of violation.
The Deputy Dean, School of Social Sciences, Dr. Daniel Gberevbie also advised the students not to underestimate themselves, adding that each one has a great potential.
The Director, Centre for Learning Resources, Dr. Chris Nkiko, also gave an overview of the “Centre for Learning Resources at Covenant University”.
The Deputy Dean, School of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering, Prof. Ogbemi Omatete urged the students to be diligent and give Nigeria a new vision, adding that leadership without vision has no future.
The Deputy Dean, School of Natural and Applied Science, Dr. Justin Daramola encouraged the students to be innovative and creative in their research work.
A total of 360 students were admitted to study various programmes at the postgraduate level. 45 students were admitted for Postgraduate Diploma, 194 for Masters, 47 for MPhil/Ph.D, 58 for Ph.D and 16 for MBA programme.