Vision 10:2022: Vice-Chancellor Calls for More Commitment
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Charles Ayo, has enjoined Faculty and Staff to be more committed to the attainment of the University’s vision to be listed among the top 10 universities in the world by the year 2022.
Professor Ayo gave the charge while presenting an appraisal of Vision 10:2022, its achievements and challenges at the opening day of the Executive Advance for 2015/2016 Academic Session.
The Vice-Chancellor enumerated the thrust of the Vision which is based on Spirituality, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Ranking, and noted that the University still has lots of ground to cover in order to achieve the Vision.
He also enumerated an 8-point agenda formulated to accomplish the Vision, which include disciplined atmosphere for learning; research volume, income and reputation; citations; and improve teaching and learning environment.
Others are international outlook for staff and students; industry income via innovation; establishment of robust alumni base as well as awards. Professor Ayo rated the University average and added that all hands must be on deck for better performance.
The Vice-Chancellor also enumerated lessons drawn from the performance so far and noted that high level of spirituality is still expected from Faculty and Staff. Punctuality at work and disciplined utterances were also expected among others.
On research, the Vice-Chancellor informed that the University would review the Postdoctoral/Fellowship Policy; conference support as well as conditions for award of Postgraduate certificates, in order for everyone to contribute their quota to the attainment of the Vision.
Professor Ayo, charged the Directors of the Covenant University Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID) and the Industry Partnership to engineer more research activities and product development. He also enjoined them to immediately commence the process for the establishment of UNESCO Chairs in the University.
While addressing the Alumni base, the Vice-Chancellor advised that they should play more prominent roles in the attainment of the University goals. He promised that the University would continue to encourage them, adding that they would be involved in all the University’s programmes.
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