The Vice-Chancellor Visits the College of Science & Technology
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, congratulated the College of Science & Technology (CST) for having the highest number of Dreamers out of all the University Colleges, when he recently visited the College, on Wednesday October 14, 2015, as part of his annual tour of the University Colleges. Accompanied by other members of the University management, Professor Ayo offered support and constructive criticism to the College faculty in order to progress the University towards achieving Vision 10:2022.
The Vice-Chancellor and his entourage were welcomed by the Dean, Professor Nicholas Omoregbe, who also introduced members of the faculty and staff of the College.
Sub Dean of CST, Professor Albert Adeboye presented the strengths and gaps of each department to the University management and faculty. He highlighted that one of the hallmarks of the College is its unity despite the diversity of its departments. He relayed students to faculty ratios and outlined some of the outstanding needs of the various departments. In addition, he drew attention to some of their achievements, one of which is a project from the Chemistry Department, where they are seeking to produce a branded olive oil.
The Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun remarked, “It is easier to achieve success rather than maintain it. We must improve upon the success of yesterday.” He emphasised the need for faculty to increase their commitment, sharing the biblical story in Genesis 26, of Isaac becoming the envy of those around him due to the favour of God on his life. Despite people filling up his wells with dirt, he persevered and kept digging. “There will be challenges to accomplishing Vision 10:2022, but they are not unsurmountable,” Pastor Olusegun exhorted. “We have everything we need to succeed, but we need to be more diligent and committed.”
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dr Taiwo Abioye, commended the departments on their detailed and comprehensive presentations. In a bid to encourage CU’s internationalisation strategy, she urged the Heads of Departments to follow up on a memo and make contact with appropriate faculty from Lancaster and East London Universities in order to begin discussions on collaborations. In addition, she emphasised the importance of efficiency, stating that departments must own their issues, dealing with them quickly and efficiently.
The Vice-Chancellor in his remarks offered counsel and constructive criticism to faculty in order to raise the standard of excellence in the College. He reminded them that they are role models to their students and that they must conduct themselves in a way that would encourage students to emulate them. In doing so, students who aspire to work in the academic field will desire to seek employment at Covenant University.
The University management will continue its tour of the University Colleges, which will conclude on Thursday, October 15, 2015 with a visit to the College of Engineering.
Others in the entourage of the Vice-Chancellor were the Director, Physical Planning and Development represented by his Deputy Director, Works and Maintenance, Architect Olanrewaju 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.