Summer Exchange Boosts CU’s Internationalisation Profile –Dr. Osibanjo
The participation of Covenant University’s students in the annual Summer Exchange Programme enriches the profile of the university on the platform of internationalisation, the Director of the International Office and Linkages (IOL), Dr. Omotayo Osibanjo, has said.
CU students had recently attended the 2016 summer exchange at the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom. Speaking about the experience, Dr. Osibanjo, who led the students, said this year’s programme tagged, ‘Digital Animation Summer School’, was eventful, informative and educative.
“The programme entailed character design and visual development in animation; animation principles and animated landscapes. The level of exposure on the part of the students, who participated in the 2016 Summer Exchange, cannot be compared with that of those who could not make it. In the same vein, it boosts and increases Covenant University on the platform of internationalization.”
Twenty-one students, he revealed, made the trip to the University of Lincoln for this year’s summer exchange programme, during which the CU team also met with the university’s other partners in the United Kingdom, such as Lancaster, Nottingham, and Cranfield Universities.
Dr. Osibanjo, who described Covenant University’s internationalisation goals and activities as a progressive tradition, said the university has active Memoranda of Understanding with some of the universities except that of Cranfield University, which was signed during the visit.
On the criteria for the selection of students for the summer exchange programme, the IOL Director, who was accompanied on the trip by another staff of the University, Mrs. Kemi Bello, said, ‘’Every student in good standing, academically, is entitled to be part of the programme except 100 Level and final year students. The summer exchange is not meant for a particular department or programme and selected students must have the capacity to fulfil the final obligations,’’ he added.