Covenant University Welcomes Marketing Team From Chams Plc
Covenant University hosted a marketing team today, November 4, 2014, from Chams Plc, for a presentation of a Joint Venture Project between Chams Plc and Tertiary Academic Institutions in Nigeria, in other to establish and manage central repository of qualifications.
The meeting which was convened at the Vice Chancellor’s Conference room, featured two presentations by two members of the Chams team, introducing their two innovative online products which would power the project, namely, ‘National Qualification Registry (NQR)’ and ‘ConfirmMe.’
In his welcome remarks at the event, the Vice Chancellor of Covenant University, Professor Charles Korede Ayo, appreciated the team for making Covenant University a priority in their marketing target, and complimented them on a great innovative breakthrough.
The Vice Chancellor also encouraged them to work on improving the interface of the product, to make it more user-friendly and more adaptable to the Nigerian educational landscape, which it is built to service.
While making her remarks, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Covenant University, Professor Taiwo Abioye, commended the team for making the trip to Covenant University, and encouraged them to take advantage of their visit and take a tour round the institution in other to further appreciate what the great institution has to offer.
During her presentation, the Group Head, Marketing, Chams Plc, Mrs. Oludayo Adeyinka explained that the difference between the ‘National Qualification Registry (NQR),’ and ‘ConfirmMe,’ is that the NQR is the information repository platform, while ‘ConfirmMe,’ is the verification platform.
“NQR is a system that warehouses qualifications of graduates, thereby, ensuring availability to 3rd party systems for verification purposes,” she opined.
Elucidating the modalities for the use of their platform, she stated, “Chams will provide the technology platform, while each participating Tertiary Institution will upload her data and be responsible for their database integrity. Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVC) / Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) will be the Regulator and will represent the institutions. There would be flexible data upload methodologies and Chams will provide support for backlogs.”
The Vice Chancellor concluded the meeting with a request for the team to prepare a formal proposal to the University, taking into consideration, all the issues of concern raised by members of the university management during the interactive session of the presentation.
Also present at the meeting were the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo; the Dean Students Affairs, Mr. Azubuike Ezenwoke; the Director, Financial Services, Pastor Deji Okubanjo; the Director, Center for Systems and Information Services (CSIS), Pastor Afolabi Abolade and members of the Media and Corporate Affairs Unit.