UNILAG Officials on Study Tour of CU
A 12-man top administrative officers team of the University of Lagos was in Covenant University on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, on a study tour of the University’s Registry and Financial Services for administrative effectiveness.
The team led by a Principal Assistant Registrar, PAR (Admissions Office), Mr. A. A. Oluwunmi, was received by the Registrar, Covenant University, Mr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo in his conference room.
According to Mr. Oluwunmi, the purpose of their visit was to observe and learn the private model practices of admissions, record keeping, examinations, information dissemination, budget planning, and expenditure control in order for his team to improve on their efficiency. He added that, “We believe Covenant University is doing well and by the time we leave here, we would have learnt from you and you also would have learnt from us”.
Welcoming them on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar, Mr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, informed the guests that the University is currently running with the vision to become one of the leading universities in the world in ten years, tagged, “One of Ten in Ten”.
He said that university is not only about structures but processes and efficiency. He highlighted the components that make up a system to include: people, rules and tools. He added that the people must be trained to sustain the rules and tools.
The Registrar also informed the guests that the Registry Department has set up a Learning and Development Unit to ensure that those in the support system are developed. “If the Support Unit is weak, the whole academic system will collapse”, he added.
Mr. Oludayo noted that the University reviews her policies all the time to meet up with efficiency. He also explained that some processes of the University had been digitized for efficiency. These, according to him, include the admissions and the transcript processing.
The Registrar promised that all their questions would be answered with honesty as the visit was not to determine who does things better, but that of a mutual exchange of ideas that would be beneficial to both institutions.
Also at the meeting were the Principal Assistant Registrar PAR (Establishment), Deacon Niyi Bamgboye, PAR, Academic and Records, Deacon Femi Anlemi, Head Corporate and Public Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Igban and Assistant Registrar (Admissions), Mrs Helen Olatunbosun.