Vice-Chancellor concludes annual strategic visit to Directorates, Centres, Units
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, has concluded his annual strategic visit to Directorates, Centres and Units of the institution. The visit which was concluded on Friday, January 15, 2016, yielded astounding dividends for the institution as proven by feedbacks from the various places visited.
The result was clearly demonstrated at the Directorate of Lifelong Learning, where the Vice-Chancellor in his response to the challenges enumerated by the Director, Dr. Jonathan Odukoya, promised that the University Management will critically look into the issues and provide timely interventions in order to move the directorate forward towards staying on course with the university’s quest for world-class status at the shortest possible time.
The Director, Lifelong Learning, Dr. Odukoya, in his presentation, appreciated the Management for its support and encouragement to the directorate since inception. “That,’ he said, “has helped to increase the level of output of the directorate in meeting up with most of the expectations of both the students and the University Management.”
At the Directorate of Vision 10:20:22, Professor Christian Bolu welcomed the Vice-Chancellor with excitement and expressed his optimism that the visit would bring about answers to the few challenges faced by the directorate. In his response, the Vice-Chancellor assured the directorate of speedy action on the issues raised.
The Vice-Chancellor and his team were received with expectancy at the Directorate of Industry Partnership where the Director, Professor Olawale Obembe, in his presentation, stated that the directorate was instituted to foster strong bilateral relationship between Covenant University and reputable industries all over the world.
He further stated that the directorate has made concerted efforts in reaching out to reputable industries since inception. “As at date,’ he said, “seven (7) Memoranda of Understanding have been ratified by the Management of Covenant University.”
The Vice-Chancellor concluded his annual visit with a combined meeting with the directorates, departments and units under the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, which includes, Media & Corporate Affairs, headed by Mr. Emmanuel Igbans; Internal Audit Unit, headed by Mr. Emmanuel Oyeku; International Office & Linkages, headed by Dr. Omotayo Osibanjo; and the Academic Planning Unit, headed by Dr. Olawale Daramola.
All the departments presented their score cards which had their numerous achievements over the past semester listed, as well as their plans for future accomplishments. They also presented some few challenges to management requiring urgent or systematic attention as the case may be.
The Vice-Chancellor challenged the various directorates and units to strive towards excellence and a higher level of delivery in their assignments in order to move the university further into the fulfilment of its vision of becoming a world-class university. He promised to work out solutions to their various challenges so as to enhance better job performance and prompt delivery.
On the Vice-Chancellor’s entourage were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye; Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; the Assistant Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Mr. Stephen Oluwatobi , staff of the Vice-Chancellor’s and Registrar’s office as well as staff of the Media and Corporate Affairs.