NUC Accreditation Teams Applaud Civil, Mechanical Engineering Programmes
Covenant University’s culture of excellence has once again been accorded deserved recognition, as two more accreditation teams from the National Universities Commission (NUC) expressed their admiration for provisions made for the running of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Programmes in the institution.
Leaders of the teams – Professor Charles Uko (Civil Engineering) and Professor Val Ekechukwu (Mechanical Engineering) – gave the commendation on Thursday, November 30, 2017, during the presentation of their interim reports on the re-accreditation exercise to the Management of Covenant University.
In their reports, there was unanimity of opinion that the principles and philosophies of the programmes are in tandem with the BMAS; all students met the admission requirements; the curricula are in line with the stipulated NUC standards; and the existence of very satisfactory examination systems and qualified external examiners.
Also, they acknowledged that there are good and dedicated classrooms; well-equipped laboratories and functional equipment; well-equipped state-of-the-art library; adequate faculty-student ratio; good staff development programmes; and adequate funding.
While thanking Covenant for the good hospitality accorded members of their teams, the leaders said the NUC will communicate final reports of the re-accreditation exercise to the University.
In his comments, the Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Christian Bolu, appreciated both teams for doing a thorough job, adding that the purpose of their visit was to ensure that the programmes remain top-notch.
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, in his remarks, thanked the teams for their meticulousness. He commended the NUC for sending seasoned professors for the peer review exercise, adding that every comment made was appreciated.
Other Covenant representatives at the meetings were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu; Ag. Director, Centre for Learning Resources, Dr. Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose; Director, Academic Planning Unit, Dr. Francis Idachaba; Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole; Director, Quality and Academic Standard, Dr. David Olukanni; Heads of Departments; Professors and other members of faculty.