Diamond in Covenant University
For the first time in the country, Covenant University and Diamond Bank have jointly launched an International Debit Card with multipurpose features and usage to serve as identification card for her students. The card was launched at the Vice-Chancellor’s Conference room on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.
Speaking after the launch of the card, when the Management of the University and the Bank paid him a courtesy visit, the Pro-Chancellor, Covenant University, Pastor Abraham Ojeme, expressed gladness that the University has scored another first and believed that it was the beginning of steps to next levels.
Pastor Ojeme noted that, with one card serving multipurpose functions on campus, the University would be able to keep close tab of activities with ease. He was delighted that the project moved beyond idea to a reality.
In his remark earlier at the launch, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Korede Ayo commended the bank for speedy accomplishment of the project while promising them the necessary support required for the acceptability of the card.
Also speaking at the event, the bank’s team leader and the Executive Director, Lagos Regional Office, Mr. Dozie Uzoma noted that the card was the first International Debit Card from Diamond and Covenant University’s platform approved by Visa (an international e-payment solutions company). He thanked the University’s Management for acceptance of the project and promised that the bank would be committed to the partnership.
The Covenant University and Diamond Bank International Debit Card would serve as students’ Identity card and used for financial transactions. The card is also flexible and can serve as a platform for biometric attendance, registration and as voters card among the students body.
Members of the University’s Management present at the launching were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Dr. Taiwo Abioye; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor AAA. Atayero; Registrar, Mr. Muyiwa Fadugba; Director Financial Services, Pastor Deji Okubanjo; Director, Physical Planning and Development, Architect Gbenga Alalade; Dean, College of Science and Technology, Professor Akintoye Loto; Dean, College of Development Studies, Professor Oluranti Olurinola.
Others were Dean, Students Affairs, Mr. Azubuike Ezenwoke; Director, Research and Development, Professor Luis Egwari; Director, Centre for Systems and Information Services, Pastor Steve Ogah; Deputy Director (CSIS) Pastor Afolabi, representatives of the Students Council and Corporate and Public Affairs.