Vice-Chancellor Tasks Postgraduate Schools on Leveraging Competencies
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, has urged erudite scholars at postgraduate schools in Nigerian universities to leverage on their competencies with a view to improving the lot of the country.
Professor Atayero gave this charge on Monday, October 16, 2017, when he played host to members of the Committee of Deans of Postgraduate Schools in Nigerian Universities, who were having their 54th Conference at Covenant University and had deemed it fit to pay a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor.
Welcoming the Deans to Covenant University, Professor Atayero said that he was overwhelmed by the presence of his guests, adding that people of great competencies had chosen the University for their meeting.
The Vice-Chancellor stated that as an institution with the vision of raising a new generation of leaders, Covenant University believes that Nigeria has to leverage on things she has as a nation, and that is what the postgraduate school is all about. He stated further that having been privileged to attend a lot of fora around the globe, he was able to discover that world-class universities leverage on their competencies.
He said that Covenant University, with its drive towards becoming one of the top 10 universities in the world, was towing that path, and by next year the University will be joining the University of Ibadan on the global ranking of universities. And while wishing the Deans fruitful deliberations, Professor Atayero said he had the good assurances of the Chancellor, Dr. David O. Oyedepo, that the Deans were welcome to Covenant University.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman, Committee of Deans of Postgraduate Schools in Nigerian Universities, Professor Bamidele Sanni, said that the committee chose to have its 54th summit at Covenant University because members had a very pleasant experience when the University hosted the 47th edition.
He said that the Committee holds the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Atayero, and the University in very high esteem. “We are grateful you received the hosting rights, and we are thankful for the hospitality. It’s a pleasure to be here. Members will go back to their respective bases with a good lasting memory of Covenant University,” said Professor Sanni.
Professor Sanni was accompanied on the courtesy visit by other executives and members of the committee, while other members of Covenant University Management at the meeting were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu; Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Sunday Abayomi; and Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Covenant University, Professor Samuel Wara.
Also on hand were the Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences, Professor Philip Alege; Dean College of Science and Technology, Professor Kolawole Ajanaku; Professor Samuel John representing the Dean, College of Engineering; and Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr David Omole.