Covenant University Mulls Hult Prize Hosting Rights
Covenant University is considering putting in a bid to be one of the regional centres for the 2018 Hult Prize, the world's largest student competition for social good.
This much was disclosed on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, when members of the University’s Hult Prize team briefed the Management of the University, on the latest development about the Hult Prize competition.
The Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies, Dr. Stephen Oluwatobi, who led the team, expressed appreciation to the University management for the support the team has been enjoying in terms of encouraging the students to come up with innovation, build-up to competitions and logistics.
While stating that the Hult Prize encourages social enterprise amongst university undergraduates and postgraduates, Dr. Oluwatobi said that the issue to be addressed in the next edition of the Hult Prize dwells on energy, and having travelled far and wide to participate in the last competition, Covenant University now has the opportunity of featuring in the event on her campus by playing host to the Hult Prize.
Unveiling plans for the next competition, the Campus Director, Hult Prize, Covenant University, Mr. Alabi Adeyemi, said that the team was looking at energy in terms of mobility, electricity, agriculture, water, irrigation, and health. He added that Covenant students would be encouraged to come up with innovative ideas to tackle some of the issues that could arise in those areas.
In his Remarks, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu, representing the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, said that if a regional final of the Hult Prize would be held in Nigeria, then it should be in Covenant University. He urged the University’s Hult Prize team to begin to articulate what it takes to host such a competition and plan ahead.
Professor Chinedu acknowledged the efforts made in the past by the University’s representatives and encouraged them to not only think about hosting, but competing to win laurels.
Also at the meeting were the Director, Financial Services, Pastor Sunday Abayomi, and three Hult Prize alumni – Mr. Olalekan Olowo, Mr. Efosa Uwughiren and Mr. Timothy Mutfwang.