Vice-Chancellor’s Interactive Session with Faculty and Students of the Demography and Social Statistics programme
The Demography and Social Statistics programme under the Department of Economics and Development Studies received strong reassurance from the University Management at the start of the new month in an interactive session with the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
In his welcome remarks, the Head of Department, Professor Gbolahan Oni, stated that not only was the meeting the first of its kind for the programme, it was also the first of its kind in the University. He went on to express his profound gratitude to the Vice-Chancellor for taking out time to be present at the meeting.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, addressing the Faculty, Staff, and Students of the Demography and Social Statistics programme started out by identifying the importance of the programme to private, local, regional, and national planning respectively.
Professor AAA. Atayero went on to charge the faculty and students on the power of self-worth, explaining that the value enjoyed both as individuals and as a programme is directly proportional to what we decide to accept, and that anything that disagrees with anticipated results/goals must not be tolerated or accommodated. He also reassured the programme that if they so strongly desired to become a department, it was sure to become a reality.
The Vice-Chancellor while extoling the Demographers, reiterated that Demography and Social Statistics programme had the full support of the University Management. He concluded by urging Postgraduate students of the programme to utilize Elsevier’s Data in Brief, which he explained is the University’s recently subscribed online platform strictly for making data reports, one of the fundamental proficiencies of the Demography and Social Statistics programme.