Covenant University Holds Orientation Programme for Postgraduate Students
Covenant University’s School of Postgraduate Studies on Friday, October 2, 2015, welcomed its fresh students for the 2015/2016 Academic Session at an orientation programme.
While welcoming the students, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo explained the vision and the uniqueness of the University. He noted that the University is dedicated to becoming a leading world-class university, committed to raising a new generation of leaders in all fields of human endevour.
Professor Ayo spoke on the Vision, Mission and Mandate of the University in an overview of Vision 10:2022. He added that attaining world-class status in quality education delivery in all facets of the University’s operations informs the institution of Vision 10:2022.
The Vice-Chancellor explained that the Vision is to have the University listed among the top 10 universities in the world within the next 7 years, christened 1 of 10 in 10. He explained further that in order to accomplish the vision, an eight-point agenda was formulated. These include a disciplined atmosphere for learning, research volume, income reputation, citation (quality research publications), improve teaching facilities, and international outlook among others.
He concluded that a high level of spirituality is expected of them, noting that it is the anchor point of the seven core values of the University. “Thus anything short of absolute dependence on God is unacceptable.”
In his remarks, the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Shalom Chinedu, enjoined them to see their admission beyond acquisition of degree and diploma but as an enlistment into an army of reformers, world changers and solution providers.
Professor Chinedu spoke on the philosophy and objectives of postgraduate training at the University. He noted that the Mission of the School of Postgraduate Studies is to produce high quality postgraduates by engaging best practices in programme, research and services, deploying life-applicable, life-promoting as well as cutting-edge techniques in its services and delivery.
He assured the students that they are in a good place where they will have access to quality education with respect for time in line with contemporary realities.
Other speakers at the orientation programme include the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye. She spoke on the Core Values of the University, Director, Centre for Learning Resources, Dr Christopher Nkiko, who spoke on Learning Resources at Covenant University and Director, Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery, Professor Samuel Wara on Research and publications at Covenant University.
Professor Patrick Edewor of the Department of Sociology, spoke on ethical issues in Postgraduate Training in Covenant University, while the Deans of the Colleges, Professor Charles Ogbulogo (CLDS), Professor Francis Iyoha (CBSS), Professor John Ndueso (CoE) and Professor Nicholas Omoregbe (CST) welcome the students to their various colleges.
A total of 573 students were admitted to the School. The breakdown showed that 83 students were admitted for PGD programme, 30 for MBA, 329 Maters, 31 MPhil/PhD and 96 for PhD.