Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) Visits CU
A team of high profile administrators from the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) paid a visit to Covenant University on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Canaan Land, Ota.
The visit, according to the team leader, Dr. Bayo Alabi, was to facilitate interaction and collaboration between the two institutions for mutual alignment and benefits.
Dr. Alabi said, “We are here basically to explore possibilities of collaboration with Covenant University. Each time I pass through your gates, I marvel at the level of input that has been made into this University. I would like to commend the Management of this institution for keeping it at top notch constantly. I was also thrilled to learn that the University hopes to be one of the top 10 in the world. I believe, with what I have seen here, it is very achievable. I am hoping that Covenant University will put Africa on the map.”
Later in his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, stated, “If you consider the requirements for the attainment of a world class university position, you have to talk about publications and others. However, as the academic staffs are being positioned, the non-teaching staff should not be left out. We are privileged to partner with you and what you stand for. What you will be bringing on board would help us improve the quality of leadership, administration and management.”
He further said, “We are looking at how to work out a situation in which your institution can be given an assignment, on consultancy basis, to come and review our administrative processes and then make recommendations.”
The Vice-Chancellor also spoke on possible collaborations in the area of e-governance. He said, “Governance is a very important aspect of society and has come to mean different things in different locations.” However, he said, “Through the application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), we should be able to cut down or reduce drastically, the human elements which have remained protracted problems for us to solve.”
In his remarks, the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo stated, “Your institution is very critical to what we stand for and as a world class institution, we are very mindful of our relationships. It would interest us to have a relationship with you, knowing what your institution is all about. We are a very visionary institution and we want to be one of the top ten universities in the world in 10 years. Every interaction we go into, we make sure that it has what it takes to give us a quantum leap towards achieving our goals and vision.”
Present at the meeting were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye; Deputy Dean, School of Human Resource Development, Professor Amos Alao; Deputy Dean, School of Social Sciences, Dr. Daniel Gberevbie; HOD, Political Science & International Relations, Dr. Moses Duruji; Professor Kunle Amuwo & Dr. Samuel Oni (both of the Department of Political Science and International Relations) and members of the Directorate of Media and Corporate Affairs.