Covenant University Hosts Director of MSH
The Country Director, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Dr. Barry Smith paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan in her office on January 30, 2012.
Dr Smith, who led team of three from MSH, said the aim of the visit was to identify areas of mutual interests in order to collaborate with Covenant University in promoting access, increasing efficacy, efficiency, and sustainability of health services.
He added that the 40 years old global Non Governmental Organization whose activities are sponsored by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Health Organization, among others, packages and promotes programmes that strengthen the leadership and management capabilities of Nigerian professionals within and outside health sectors.
Dr. Smith explained that MSH would partner with Covenant University in the area of providing technical support to the African Leadership Development Centre (ALDC) of the University to achieve its objective of developing the leadership capability of Nigerian and African leaders. He also noted that MSH could provide technical support in curriculum design, leadership development and methodologies. The group would also be ready to partner with Covenant University in building up capacity in raising mentors and coaches, among others.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan commended all that MSH stands for. She enunciated the vision of Covenant University as a leadership training institution committed to raising a new generation of global leaders. “You are coming to a base where leadership permeates everything we do”, she said.
Professor Obayan pointed out that Covenant University is committed to restoring the dignity of man. She added that Towards a Total Graduate (TTG) and Total Man Concept (TMC) are courses offered by the University to bring to fore the leadership skills in every student being raised as a global leader.
She expressed the willingness and readiness of Covenant University to embrace other opportunities that could be opened to the University community.