Covenant University Hosts Delegates From ‘New Telegraph’
A team from the Daily Telegraph Publishing Co. Ltd, publishers of the New Telegraph newspaper paid a courtesy visit to Covenant University (CU) on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
The team was made up of the Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Gabriel Akinadewo; the Editor Daily, Mr. Yemi Ajayi; the Advert Manager, Mr. Taiwo Ahmed; the Education Editor, Mr. Kayode Olanrewaju; and the Advert Executive, Mr. Omotayo Ajayi.
While welcoming the team, the Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University, Professor Charles K. Ayo, appreciated them for their interest and initiative in seeking official partnership with the university. He explained that though CU already had a number of partnerships with other newspapers, the management would still consider a possibility of working together with the New Telegraph. The decision, he opined, would also be a way of encouraging the Newspaper, thereby, supporting job creation in a nation that is riddled with unemployment challenges.
“To that effect, our media head will work out the modalities and possible ways of working together and revert to you.” The Vice-Chancellor assured them.
In his remarks, the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, stated that Covenant University ranks number one amongst all private universities in the country, and number two amongst all universities in Nigeria. He explained that the institution is pushing a goal to become one of the ten best universities in the world, within ten years, and as such would always welcome other organizations who would work with the institution to achieve her purpose.
During his presentation, the Deputy Managing Director of the New Telegraph, Mr. Gabriel Akinadewo, stated that the purpose of their visit was to seek Covenant University’s support and patronage. He assured CU Management that the relationship the New Telegraph hopes to forge with the institution would be mutually beneficial.
The Advert Manager, Mr. Taiwo Ahmed, while making a comment, also explained that the newspaper’s staff team members are drawn from the best newspapers in the country, and are therefore the best in their various beats.
He stated that the newspaper is dedicated to raising the standard of education in the country, and has already entered into partnership with the Ministry of Education to use the media to that effect.
Mr. Ahmed expressed his amazement at his first sight of Covenant University environment and the conduct of her students. In his words, “Coming here today, I was impressed with the environment and with the dressing and conduct of the students.”
The team also presented copies of the New Telegraph newspaper and published books to the Covenant University Management.
Also present at the event were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye; the Director Media and Corporate Affairs, Dr. Lanre Amodu, and other members of the Media and Corporate Affairs Unit.