Covenant University Promotes 40 Faculty to Professorial Cadre
The Management of Covenant University on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, announced the promotion of 40 of its Faculty to the professorial cadre, even as the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo, enjoined them not to be entangled by their titles.
While making the announcement, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, explained that the elevation of 12 faculty to Full Professorship level and 28 to Associate Professorship level was the outcome of the promotion exercise carried out by the Appointment and Promotion Committee (A&PC) for the just concluded 2014/2015 Academic Session and validated by External Assessors.
The Vice-Chancellor also announced the appointment of four newly engaged professors and enjoined everyone to provide new level of academic leadership in the University.
The Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo, while receiving them in a separate meeting in his office, charged them to prove their self-esteem. “Please be charge with self-esteem that you have Christ and you can do all things,” he advised.
He said further, “I want you to remain confident in God for maximum impact in your pursuit. You have creative capability and it is time to prove the worth of what you carry. You can create the things you are going around the world to look for. You carry things in you that the world is looking for.”
Dr. Oyedepo, who is also the Chairman, Board of Regents of the University, advised the newly promoted faculty not to let the title entangle them but they should be value-driven people.
The Chancellor also counseled them to see their lifting as the doing of the Lord, noting that no matter who they are, it only takes the backing of God to excel in life. He assured them that with their faith and dedication, the Vision 10:2022, 1 of 10 in 10 would be accomplished speedily. He, therefore, congratulated them and prayed for the grace of God for them to excel in their new position.
The newly promoted full professors include Professor Francis Iyoha of the Department of Accounting and the current Deputy Dean of the School of Business; Professor Daniel Gberevbie of Political Science and International Relations, who is also the Deputy Dean, School of Social Science and Professor Phillip Alege, the current HOD of Economics and Development Studies.
The Department of Biological Sciences has the largest number of professors, which include: the immediate past HOD, Professor Emeka Iweala; the current Sub-Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Solomon Oranusi and the only female among the professors, Professor Adesola Ajayi.
Others are Professor Samuel Oloyede, who is also the Deputy Dean, School of Environmental Sciences; HOD, Building Technology, Professor Olasupo Fagbenle; HOD Chemistry, Professor Kolawole Ajanaku; Director, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Professor Nicholas Omoregbe; immediate past HOD, Architecture, Professor Albert Adeboye and immediate past HOD, Languages and General Studies, Professor Innocent Chiluwa.
The newly promoted Associate Professors are Dr. Uwalomwa Uwuigbe, the HOD, Accounting and Dr. Olubukola Uwuigbe of the same department. From the Department of Business Management are Dr. Rowland Worlu, the HOD and Dr. Edwin Agwu; while the Department of Mass Communication has Dr. Olusola Oyero.
The Department of Sociology produced three Associate Professors and they include Dr. Charles Ironuagbe, Dr. David Imhonopi and Dr. Mathew Egbarevba. The Department of Computer and Information Sciences has its HOD, Dr. Ayodele Adebiyi and Dr. Victor Osamor, while the Department of Physics also produced its HOD, Dr. Victor Omotosho and Dr. Mojisola Usikalu.
From the Department of Estate Management are Dr. Mayowa Ajibola and Dr. Caleb Ayedun. HOD, Architecture, Dr. Eziyi Ibem; Director, Academic Planning, Dr. Akan Williams, Chemistry Department; HOD, Psychology, Dr. Olujide Adekeye and Dr. Gbadebo Adejumo of the same department also made the list.
Others are HOD, Electrical and Information Engineering, Dr. Francis Idachaba; Dr. Anthony Adoghe of the same department; HOD, Petroleum Engineering, Dr. David Orodu; Dr. Paul Anawe, Petroleum Engineering; as well as Dr. David Omole and Dr. David Olukanni, both from Civil Engineering.
The newly engaged professors are Professor Israel Dunmade from Mount Royal University, Canada; Professor Kenneth Adekalu form Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; Professor Samuel Akinmusuru from Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, USA and Dr. Samuel Onawumi from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.
Also at the meetings were the Resident Pastor, Faith Tabernacle, Dr. Ubong Ntia, the Mandate Secretary of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Pastor Yemi Nathaniel and the Registrar, Covenant University, Dr. Oludayo Olumuyiwa.
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