Faculty, Staff urged to engage in life Transforming activities and projects
Faculty and Staff of Covenant University have been urged to engage in life- transforming activities and projects in the actualization of vision 10:2022.
This call was made by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the recently concluded Executive Advance 2014/2015.
She stated that the colleges, schools, departments and Registry have roles to play in the actualization of the Vision. Professor Abioye emphasized the basic roles of the University which include teaching, research and community development.
In her presentation titled Harnessing University Resources for Entrepreneurship and Community Impact, Professor Abioye stated that Entrepreneurship is a paradigm shift from information to production and that our students are privileged to have, at the point of graduation, their degree certificates in addition to life-transforming skills from the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies.
She reiterated that the purpose of entrepreneurship studies is to develop entrepreneurship capacity and mindsets, innovativeness, employer of labour, and community impact, among others.
She added that the impact of the University must be felt by the host community and the nation because corporate social responsibility has gradually become part of organisational strategy for development.
She further stated that the key motivation is founded by local needs, global trends, competition, public relations and the desire to give back to the society.
Professor Abioye enumerated the achievements of the University’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies and the ways to harness the University’s resources which include effective management of resources using the competent agents, strong linkages and organisation of social entrepreneurship event such as entrepreneurship award/prize giving day among others.
The Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies, Dr. Chinonye Moses, in her contribution during a panel discussion, advised that all hands must be on deck, acknowledging that God is the first entrepreneur and we must make efforts to emulate His creative life.
Also, a former Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies, Dr Adegbuyi, advised that the University should organise seminars for youths in the area of entrepreneurship in order to generate revenue for the institution.