Salem University Understudies CU
Three Senior Officers of Salem University, Lokoja, Kogi State, arrived Covenant University on Tuesday, January 23, 2013 on a three-day visit to understudy some key operations in the University
The team led by its Bursar, Mrs. Charity Egbita was received by the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University Professor Charles K. Ayo and other members of Management.
While briefing the Management on the purpose of their visit, Mrs. Egbita stated that the Vision of the two institutions are the same and Covenant University has achieved a lot from which they can learn.
According to her, “We believe that our Visions are the same. We are ‘Raising Global Leaders’ and we believe we can learn from a sister University whose Vision is the same.”
The visit according to her was to “Access the workings of the Business Development Centre of the University to learn their business strategies and study the Financial Services in order to know how we can achieve maximum results”.
Mrs. Egbita added that, “The National Universities Commission has been directing Universities to go and learn about Entrepreneurship Study from Covenant University. We therefore want to look at this also and learn how we can develop ours”.
Responding, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor C. K. Ayo stated that Covenant University is a leadership university which places strong emphasis on character development and leadership.
He noted that in the words of the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo, it would be a failure if the graduates of Covenant University joined the army of unemployed graduates. They should be able to create jobs which was the reason for the establishment of the course Entrepreneurship Development Studies (EDS).
He said that the University pioneered the EDS and has tutored other universities. He promised them all the support and cooperation needed to achieve their purpose.
Other Management staff of the University present at the meeting include, the Registrar, Dr. Ntia Ubong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Dr. Taiwo Abioye, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor A. A. A. Atayero, Director, Finacial Services, Deacon Okubanjo, Director Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Dr. O. A. Adegbuyi, Director, Directorate of Endowments and Resource Development Services, Miss Love Oyedepo and the Chairman University Wide Courses, Professor Deji Popoola.