Vice-Chancellor Commences Strategic Visit to Colleges
In order to interact and get acquainted with developments and challenges of the faculty and staff, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, along with members of the University Management, commenced the annual Academic and Strategic Emphasis Visits to Colleges in the University on Monday, October 12, 2015.
The visit started from the College of Business and Social Sciences where he was received by the Dean, Professor Francis Iyoha and the respective Heads of Departments, faculty and staff of each department.
The Vice-Chancellor in his remarks said that the visit was to allow him to learn what the Departments are doing, first hand. He also said that the University’s quest for the 2015/2016 Academic Session was Innovation, Product Development and Nation Building.
He stressed that the University Management was there to touch base and ascertain if there are needs that the College would want the Management to look into. The Vice-Chancellor also enjoined the Director, Centre for Systems and Information Services to work towards repairs of dysfunctional intercom lines in the College.
Professor Ayo also stated that Problem-Based Learning must be integrated into the teaching curriculum of the University for better product output in the labour market. He assured the members of the College that necessary back-up by way of faculty training, would be provided.
In his remarks, the Dean, Professor Francis Iyoha appreciated the Management for their visit, stating that the Vice-Chancellor’s visit after having visited the College eight months ago, was a confirmation of the biblical injunction in Proverb 27:23, “Be diligent to know the state of your flocks and attend to your herds.” Professor Iyoha thanked the Vice-Chancellor and members of his team for being diligent in running the affairs of the great citadel of learning. He also appreciated the immediate past Dean of the College, Professor Isaiah Olurinola, for his dedication, commitment and quality leadership provided while in office.
“There is no doubt that Covenant University, though just 13 years in existence, is one of the greatest Universities on the continent of Africa today in terms of quality of infrastructure and service delivery,” he said.
The Dean further stated, “We are elated that between the last visit and now, a number of our expectations have been met and we are therefore assured that whatever challenges are left will be addressed by this visit.”
While presenting a report on behalf of the Heads of Departments, Dr. Rowland Worlu, used the opportunity to present their score cards and areas of further action as well as gaps that would need to be addressed. The Vice-Chancellor and the members of his team responded adequately to various questions raised.
In the Vice-Chancellor’s entourage were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye; the Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun; the Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; the Director, Academic Planning, Dr. Olawande Daramola; the Director, Centre for Systems and Information Services, Engineer Yinka Adeboye; the Assistant Registrar (VC’s Office) Mr. Joshua Ogaga-Oghene, representatives of the Media and Corporate Affairs and VC’s Office.
The visits continue to other Colleges of the University and will continue until Thursday, October 16, 2015.