National University Commission Commences Accreditation Exercise at Covenant University
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has commenced a fresh accreditation exercise for 13 programmes out of the 33 offered by Covenant University. The 21-man group arrived the campus on Sunday, November 4, 2012
At the welcome meeting in his conference room on Monday, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Kayode Ayo noted that the University has gone a full circle of accreditation in 2011 when all its 33 programmes obtained full accreditation status from NUC and other professional accreditation bodies.
He stated that the University had set out to be a world-class University on best practices from inception and was set to surpass current standards.
Professor Ayo informed the team that the driving force and the success secret of the university hinges on spirituality and leadership which are embedded in its mission statement.
Speaking earlier, one of the team leaders, Professor Tunde Ajiboye, from the University of Ilorin said that the purpose of the exercise was to see the extent to which Covenant University has moved forward since the last accreditation programme.
According to him, the key point was objective assessment to achieve higher level of productivity. He added that the exercise was a question of peer review where the University and the team can learn from both sides.
Also speaking at the meeting, Professor Funmi Togunu-Bickersteth of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, said that Covenant University was already at high level, but can still go higher. She described the exercise as a quality enhancement programmes.
The programmes being accredited include: Accounting, Banking and Finance, French, Estate Management, Industrial Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics, Psychology and Demography and Social Statistics.
However, the group to accredit the Engineering Programmes (Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering), will arrive the campus on Sunday, November 18, 2012.