University of East London seeks partnership with Covenant University
A team from the University of East London has expressed interest in collaborating with Covenant University to widen research that will help to solve local issues regarding Nigeria and the African Continent.
Making the intention known at a courtesy visit to the Covenant University Management, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of East London, Professor Nora Colton, said that the purpose of the collaboration is to widen the research base of both institutions internationally that will provide solutions to African issues.
In her words, “Having looked at what Covenant University is good at; we are keen on building partnerships with the institution. This is part of our international strategy to collaborate with the university in widening the strength in research works that will proffer solutions to local issues, especially in Nigeria”.
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Charles Ayo, in his remarks stated that the drive of Covenant University is to profer solutions to African problems by producing graduates who are agents of change, to restore the lost dignity of the black man.
Professor Ayo said, “Looking at our long term vision to be one of the top ten universities in the world by 2022 and raising a new generation of leaders, we are committed to producing industry-ready graduates because we are conscious of the gap between the industry and institutions in the society.
“Currently, some of our strategic indigenous innovations have been imbibed at the national level in most universities, and we see ourselves as chatting the way and blazing the trail for other universities to follow,” he added.
Earlier in his welcome remarks, the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo emphasized the vision of Covenant University, adding that creditable partnerships are welcome in order to achieve the stated goal of the institution.
According to him, “Covenant University was established in 2002. We are running on a vision to become one of the top ten universities in the world by the year 2022 and we are confident of the fact that we will be able to achieve the vision through the help of God and laudable partnerships. We are trying to rewrite the story of the black man, to ensure that Africa is not seen to be lacking but to have value we can offer”.
The team from University of East London includes the University’s MBA Director Dr. Jumoke Okoya; School of Social Sciences International Leader, Dr. Braniscan Radeljic; International Recruitment Officer (Africa), Mr. Tola Jaiyeola and Alumni Advancement Officer, Mr. Mohamed Azizi Shyllon.
Also at the meeting were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye; Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Charles Ogbulogo; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Deji Okubanjo and the Director of Media and Corporate Affairs, Dr. Lanre Amodu.