VC Visits College of Leadership Development Studies
The Vice Chancellor of Covenant University, Professor Charles K. Ayo, along with members of his Management team, visited the College of Leadership Development Studies today, Wednesday, February 18, 2015. The visit is a part of his annual Academic and Strategic emphasis visits to the Colleges in the University, in a bid to touch base and feel the pulse of the Faculty and Staff.
The visit included meetings with students and Level Advisers, which was a clear departure from the previous editions which were to Colleges and Schools.
His first point of call was to the Final Year Students and Level Advisers in the College of Business and Social Sciences, as well as the faculty and staff of the same College. He later moved on to the newly established College of Leadership Development Studies.
He was received by the Dean, College of Leadership Development Studies, Professor Aize Obayan; the Deputy Dean, School of Human Resource Development (SHRD), Professor Amos Alao; Deputy Dean, School of Leadership Development (SLDV), Professor Chris Awonuga and the respective Heads of Departments, Faculty and Staff of each department.
The Vice-Chancellor in his remarks, appreciated and commended the Dean of the College of Leadership Development, the Deanery and the entire faculty and staff for their contributions towards meeting the goals of the University, citing a statement by the Chancellor which says, “The reward of hard work is more work.” He stated that the University’s recent achievements in Webometrics Ranking were possible because the Management is threading on the footsteps of the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo. He also noted the contributions of the College as regards innovation, impact and internationalization. He encouraged the Faculty to write and work towards meaningful publications, while following a particular format, saying it is one thing to publish and another to be cited.
He pointed out the need to think outside the box, in order to remain relevant in the area of research and directed that the various research clusters be followed up and appropriate funding sought for them. He stressed that the agenda of the College and Departments should align with the University’s Vision, pointing out the importance of research focus at both individual and interdisciplinary levels.
The Heads of Departments used the opportunity to present their score cards and areas of further action as well as gaps that need to be addressed. Various questions raised were adequately responded to 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 and the Director, Vice Chancellor’s Office, Dr. Tayo Osibanjo.