Covenant, Carnegie Mellon Varsity to Explore Collaboration
Covenant University and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA, have reached an understanding to explore possible areas of collaboration.
This much was revealed on Thursday, November 2, 2017, when a team from the American university paid a courtesy visit to the Management of Covenant University.
Leader of the CMU team, Professor Timothy X. Brown, said the Pittsburg-based University, which has a campus in Rwanda for strategic purposes, was on a familiarisation visit to Covenant University with a view to forging a partnership.
According to the professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CMU has similar vision with Covenant, and the desire of the institution was to give Covenant students the opportunity to have their postgraduate study at CMU and to also encourage faculty exchange between the two universities.
The Director, International Office and Linkages, Dr. Ada Peter, in her comments, said that CMU was offering Covenant University students a good opportunity, as those who might not want to have their postgraduate study at Covenant may opt for CMU. She added that the envisaged collaboration between the universities will be a source of encouragement.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, said that with the University five years from her goal of becoming one of the top 10 universities in the world, the visit of the CMU team suggests Covenant was on the right path.
Noting that Covenant has what it takes to enter into collaboration with CMU, the Vice-Chancellor proposed that both universities should arrange dual certification for Covenant students at the end of their first degree, stressing that this and other offers made by CMU would interest Covenant students and faculty.
Professor Brown was accompanied on the visit by the Recruitment Officer, CMU, Africa, Ms. Maria Mayanja, while other Covenant representatives at the meeting were the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Sunday Abayomi; Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Christian Bolu; and Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole.