More Exploits in Engineering, the Keys for Product Development
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Charles Ayo, has called on faculty and staff of the College of Engineering, to explore the large array of opportunities in the engineering field to develop innovative products for humanity. This is one of the key strategies in fulfilling the University’s goal for the session, which is innovation, product development and nation building. The Vice-Chancellor made the call during his visit to the College on Thursday, October 15, 2015 as part of his annual strategic visit to Colleges and Departments to touch base and feel the pulse of the staff.
Professor Ayo said, “We appreciate the recent awards received by the University through the College of Engineering, making us proud in recent times, but we must be more committed in producing additional world–class products that will not only achieve the goal of the session, but also make an impact on the country at large.”
The Vice-Chancellor also enjoined the faculty to encourage and carry the students along in their different research processes in order to foster their personal development and the attainment of the University’s vision.
The Dean of the College, Professor John Ndueso, had earlier enumerated the contributions of the College towards the goal of innovation, product development and nation building. These included equipping laboratories for teaching and acquisition of additional industrial software packages and equipment.
The Sub-Dean, College of Engineering, Dr. Omole David, also highlighted some areas requiring management’s attention, to which the Vice-Chancellor and other principal officers on his team responded.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye, in her remarks encouraged the College and Departments to take advantage of the collaborations with world-class universities and established links with professionals in order to move towards the accomplishment of Vision 10:2022.
The Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun, in his contribution stressed the need for synergy to drive the Vision 10:2022 to its realisation. He urged the faculty and staff to always adhere to the spirituality baseline in all of their activities, and to add value in any capacity they occupy.
Others in the entourage of the Vice-Chancellor were the Director, Physical Planning and Development, represented by his Deputy Director, Works and Maintenance, Architect Segun Olaonipekun; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; Director, Academic Planning Unit, Dr Olawande Daramola; Director Centre for Systems and Information Services (CSIS), Mr Yinka Adeboye and Dean, Students’ Affairs, Dr Zacchaeus Omogbadegun.