Covenant University Signs MoU with Nigerian Foundries Group
Covenant University and Nigerian Foundries Group on Thursday, January 21, 2016, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), as part of the University’s Industry Partnership collaborations.
Under the agreement signed at the Vice-Chancellor’s Conference room, both parties shall among other things, cooperate in the areas of technology development and technical information exchange. The parties will also co-host conferences, seminars and workshops, where technical information and related data would be shared.
While signing the MoU, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, expressed delight and noted that University researchers and students can begin to develop ideas that would translate to tangible products.
“Henceforth, we can begin to think the unthinkable, dare the ‘undarable’ in the classrooms and laboratories, noting that we have an organisation that can execute whatever idea we have. We are most delighted to sign this partnership with you and we are trusting God for the greater height the two parties will attain even in our quest towards improving the lots of Nigerians economically,” he said.
The Deputy Managing Director, Nigerian Foundries Group, Mr. Nicholas Barberopolos, eulogised the brilliance display of understanding of the subject of discussion by the students of Mechanical Engineering during his recent interactions with them, and expressed delight to be part of the collaboration. “We are very happy to be part of this collaboration,” he said.
Also at the event were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye, Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; Director, Industry Partnership, Professor Olawole Obembe; Director, Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery, Professor Samuel Wara; Director, Vision 10:2022, Professor Christian Bolu; HOD, Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Oluseyi Ajayi; immediate past HOD, Mechanical Engineering, Professor Festus Oyawale and Legal Officer, Barrister Ayodele Osayande.