“Covenant University will redefine Higher Education Delivery in Nigeria” VC, Signs Pact with GoldTracks
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Charles Ayo, has said that the University would redefine higher education delivery in Nigeria. He said this at the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), between the University and GoldTracks Business Palace Limited in his office on Thursday, January 21, 2016.
In his words, “This is just the best thing that happened to us because we will redefine higher education delivery in Nigeria. And riding on the shoulders of business giants, Covenant University will be a model for other universities to follow.”
Professor Ayo noted that the University was pleased to sign pact with GoldTracks and added that, “We are trusting God that it’s just the beginning of greater things to happen, not just to the University but to your organisation as well.”
Under the agreement, GoldTracks Business Palace Limited would among other things develop and implement capacity training for staff and students of the University. They would also provide the required expert advice to graduates and staff of the University on relevant business clusters and franchising, as well as assist in acquiring necessary approval for the University’s products from government agencies, e.g. Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
Covenant University on its part will create among others, links between GoldTracks and its Alumni base for easy accessibility to its graduates and provide GoldTracks the opportunity to market available products under its Industry Partnership initiatives.
In his response, the Managing Director, GoldTracks Business Palace Limited, Pastor Adewole Abimbola JP, noted that with the MoU, Covenant University had already set another standard for other universities. “Your university is not just the best private university but a model for others in Nigeria. We are looking forward to Covenant University’s products going all over the world. We believe that all we need can be produced in Nigeria, and with this agreement, we are taking the products to the world,” he added.
Also at the ceremony were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye, Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; Director, Industry Partnership, Professor Lanre Obembe; Director, Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery, Professor Samuel Wara; Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies (CEDS), Dr. Omotayo Adegbuyi; HOD Business Management, Dr. Rowland Worlu; Legal Officers, Barristers Ayodele Osayande and Faith Lawani.