United Nations Information Centre Visits CU
Officials of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos, paid a courtesy visit to the Management of Covenant University on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The team was made up of the Director, Mr. Ronald D. Kayanja and the National Information Officer, Mr. Oluseyi Soremekun.
While stating the purpose of their visit, Mr. Kayanja appreciated the Management of the University for their warm welcome and willingness to meet with the team. He explained that he is a national of Uganda and was newly deployed to Nigeria. Mr. Kayanja stated, “I have heard about Covenant University and I have been informed that this is the best university in Nigeria. I decided we must visit CU, as I needed to know why it is the best university in Nigeria. I am glad I came.
“Our work as the UN Information Centre is to be an information deposit and outlet for the United Nations in Nigeria. We work with all the United Nations Agencies, plans and programmes across Nigeria. Our programmes include working with the media, the Diplomatic Missions and academic institutions on a number of areas, especially regarding International Relations. We would like to have a collaborative initiative with Covenant University in a number of areas, which would include research,” he said.
In her opening remarks, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye stated, “Covenant University is called ‘Hebron,’ the birth place of Kings and Queens, and we raise them to have the mindset of kings and queens. By the special grace of God, CU is number one in Nigeria, number one in West Africa, and number 15 in Africa. We believe that by the year 2022, we shall be one of the best ten universities in the world.”
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo said, “Covenant University will join in the celebration of the 70 years of existence of the United Nations, come October, 24, 2015. In the primary education context, the key role is to develop individuals with skills that would lead to nation building. It is not surprising that the quality of education affects the quality of development in any nation, and developing nations like Nigeria for instance, are good examples. That is why Covenant University has a vision to make the difference. “
Others at the meeting were the Director, International Office & Linkages, Dr. Angela Eni; HOD, Political Science & International Relations, Dr. Moses Duruji; Dr. Chidozie Felix and a member of the Directorate of Media and Corporate Affairs.