VC Visits College of Engineering
The Vice Chancellor of Covenant University, Professor Charles Ayo, together with his Management team, continued the visits to Colleges on Monday, February 23, 2015, with a visit to the College of Engineering.
The visit which was the first official visit of the Management of the University to the College, started at 12 noon, when the Vice Chancellor and his team were received by the Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Cleophas Loto, the Deputy Dean, School of Applied Engineering, Professor Claudius Awosope, Deputy Dean, School of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Professor Ogbemi Omatete and the respective Heads of Departments, Faculty and Staff of each department.
The Vice Chancellor, while speaking at the occasion, appreciated and commended the Dean of the College of Engineering, Professor Loto, the Deputy Deans and the entire faculty and staff of the College, for their efforts and contributions towards meeting the goals of the University.
He cited the recent achievements of the University at the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities as an indication that it was time to work harder, and not a call for the Management, Faculty and Staff to rest on their laurels. He stated, “To whom much is given, much is expected.”
He commended the contributions of the College as regards innovation and impact and encouraged Faculty to write and work towards meaningful publications in high impact journals, while following a particular format, in order to be duly cited.
The Vice Chancellor stated the need for Faculty to be up and doing in research endeavours in order to make visible impact in their environment, country and the world at large. He emphatically stated that there was no way to become 1 of 10-in-10 without adequate and successful research projects. He also encouraged Faculty in research clusters to seek for funding via grants and awards in order to sustain international relevance.
Also at the occasion, the Heads of Departments presented their score cards and areas of further action as well as challenges that need to be resolved. Responses to the various questions and challenges of the Faculty and Staff were given by the Vice Chancellor and members of his team.
In the Vice Chancellor’s entourage were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye; the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo; the Director, Financial Services, Pastor Deji Okubanjo; the Director, Physical Planning and Development, Arc. Gbenga Alalade; the Director, Centre for Systems and Information Services, Pastor Abolade Afolabi; the Director, Academic Planning Unit, Dr. Akan Williams; the Director, Vice Chancellor’s Office, Dr. Tayo Osibanjo.
Others present were the members of the Directorate of Media and Corporate Affairs