Vice-Chancellor Advocates Quality Research to Attain Vision 10:2022
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, has enjoined faculty and staff at the College of Science and Technology of the University, to step up their research activities in order to actualise the speedy fulfilment of Vision 10:2022.
Professor Atayero, made the call on Monday, September 26, 2016, while addressing faculty and staff of the College at the commencement of the annual Vice-Chancellor’s visit to colleges. The first since he assumed office on July 15, 2016.
The Vice-Chancellor informed the audience that the University management has put in place, a Research Account to further drive the research efforts of active researchers in the University, stressing that the University would become 1 of 10 in 10 when it is autonomous in attracting research grants, rather than depending on its proprietor base.
He noted that he saw the challenges put forward by faculty and staff of the College as an opportunity for them to identify where they could proffer solutions with cost effective research.
While appreciating them for their efforts at ensuring that things work, he charged them to be more research-active and own the vision, adding that the future is bright.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Dean of the College, Professor Nicholas Omoregbe, stated that the College had produced the College of Engineering and would soon produce the College of Built Environment. The College, according to him, was deeply involved in research and development as demonstrated in the number of researchers in the College listed among top ranked researchers in SCOPUS, Research Gate and ISI.
The Dean also presented the score card of the College in the area of strength and gaps for each of the nine departments. Other areas focused on were: quality of service delivery, strategic initiatives for the implementation of the ReCITe goal, IGR initiatives and drive, academic progress for both undergraduate and postgraduate students among others.
The faculty and staff also used the occasion to obtain clarifications about issues bothering on academic affairs, research and conference policies, as well as welfare among others, to which other members of the management on the Vice-Chancellor’s entourage, provided adequate answers to.
Other members of the University management in attendance were, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu; Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; Director, Centre for Systems and Information Services (CSIS), Mr. Yinka Adeboye; Director, VC’s Office, Dr. David Omole and Deputy Director, Physical Planning and Development, Arc. Olaonipekun.
The visits continue to other Colleges of the University until Wednesday, September 28, 2016.