Covenant Research Output at its Highest since Inception
Covenant, at the weekend, indicated she was not resting on her oars as the best research university in Nigeria, as the latest report on the University’s research endeavours by SciVal revealed the aggregate of her publications was at its highest since inception.
According to SciVal, the web-based analytics solution with unparalleled power and flexibility that provides comprehensive access to the research performance of over 14,000 research institutions and their associated researchers from 230 nations worldwide, Covenant, which ended 2019 with all-time high 1,381 publications (remarkably the first time she was crossing the 1,000 mark in a reference year), had at the weekend recorded an aggregate 4,873 publications.
Specifically, God’s own University had since 2016, when the current administration led by Professor AAA. Atayero assumed office, been having a terrific year-on-year increase in her publication profile. From a humble total publication of 1,193 between 2005 and 2015, Covenant had between 2015 and as at the weekend recorded a staggering 3,680 publications.
The latest development came a few weeks after Covenant, courtesy of computations made by SciVal, emerged the best institution in Nigeria on different fronts in the field of research. Covenant emerged No. 1 among the top 100 Institutions in Nigeria by scholarly output. 90 per cent of top Nigerian authors in Computer Science are from Covenant. 90 per cent of top 10 Multidisciplinary Nigerian authors are from Covenant. 80 per cent of top 10 Nigerian authors in Engineering are from Covenant, and 60 per cent of top 10 Nigerian authors in the past five years are from Covenant as at this writing.
The meteoric rise in Covenant's publication profile is attributable to Covenant's ReCITe Agenda, a plan introduced by the adminitration for fulfilling Vision 1 of 10 in 10. ReCITe, according to the VC, is coined from "Research is our responsibility, Citation and Innovation leads to Income, Teaching is our goal".
Ultimately, it is the Lord’s doing, and to Him alone be all the glory.