NUC, NIMN Grant Covenant University Full Accreditation Status
The National Universities Commission, NUC recently released the result of its accreditation visits to Postgraduate administration programmes in Nigerian universities. Covenant University had its five Postgraduate programmes in administration fully accredited. Also, the Marketing Programme of the University has been granted full accreditation status by the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, revealed the exciting news on Monday, September 7, 2015.
The elated Vice-Chancellor expressed appreciation to God for His faithfulness and for faculty and staff’s efforts in making the process a success. The result of the NUC accreditation exercise was contained in a letter to the University’s Proprietor dated July 3, 2015 and signed by the regulatory body’s Deputy Executive Secretary I, Professor Chiedu Mafiana.
The result as stated in the letter showed that Accounting, and Banking and Finance scored 88.6% apiece, while Business Administration, Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management and Marketing scored 89.5% respectively.
The letter by the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria dated July 23, 2015 and the certificate were signed by the Institute’s Acting Registrar, Sidney Ogodo FNIMN. The letter read in part, “We are pleased to write to inform you of the Full Accreditation of the Marketing Programmes run by Covenant University in the Department of Business Administration.
“The full accreditation was the consequence of the very successful Accreditation Exercise conducted by the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) in which the Department of Business Administration of your reputable university performed excellently well, scoring 72% in the twenty (20) criteria used in the assessment. Congratulations, as we wish you greater feats in your effort to take Covenant University to greater heights.”
Also commenting on the success of the Marketing Programme accreditation, the Head of Department of Business Administration, Dr Rowland Worlu noted that the Marketing Programme of the University is now fully recognised by the Institute and shows that the University has the capacity to train other professionals within the marketing field.
He added that the University, by gaining accreditation status, has become a corporate member of the Institute and will serve as a training and examination centre. He explained further that any graduate of the programme would automatically be qualified for the final stage of the Institute’s professional examination.
Dr Worlu also pointed out that the faculty in the marketing programme can also be members of the NUC accreditation team and the NIMN Professional Accreditation Team to other institutions.