About Covenant

About us

The University

Covenant University is a private Pentecostal Christian University, which has been operating with official status since 2002 in Ota, Nigeria.

Covenant University is one of the leading universities in Africa found on Christian mission ethos. It drives a vision to raise a new generation of leaders and reinstate the black race's dignity. The University prioritizes cutting-edge learning to make the Total Man.

The university has four colleges which includes: The College of Business and Social Sciences; College of Leadership and Development Studies; College of Engineering, and the College of Science and Technology.

Covenant University has had a rapid rise in nearly two decades of its existence. The webometric ranking named Covenant University the best Private University in Nigeria in its 2021 ranking and the second best university overall.

Our Vision

To be a world-class university committed to raising a new generation of leaders in all fields of human endeavor.

Our Mission

To create knowledge and restore the dignity of the black race via  Human Development and Total Man Concept-driven curricula; employing innovative, leading-edge teaching and learning methods, research, and professional services that promote integrated, life-applicable, life-transforming education relevant to Science, Technology, and Human Capacity Building.

OUR FOUNDING PHILOSOPHY

In response to the global demand for a departure from dogmatism to dynamism in the existing educational system, Covenant University is built on the following philosophical platform:

a departure from form to skill

A departure from form to skill

a departure from legalism to realism

A departure from legalism to realism

a departure from knowledge to empowerment

A departure from knowledge to empowerment

a departure from mathematics to life-matics

A departure from mathematics to life-matics

a departure from form to skill

A departure from figures to future-building

OUR OBJECTIVES

Our objectives as a University are to:
  1. Provide facilities for learning and give instructions and training in such areas of knowledge that will produce sound and mentally equipped graduates, who will provide intellectual leadership in academic institutions, industry, and the public sector through the Total Man Concept approach;
  2. Develop and offer academic and professional programmes leading to the award of diplomas, first degrees, and higher degrees, which emphasize planning, adaptive and technological maintenance, developmental and productive skills; promote by research and other means, the advancement of knowledge and its practical;
  3. Application to social, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological problems;
    Encourage and promote scholarship and conduct research in all fields of learning and human endeavour;
  4. Disseminate scientific and technological knowledge among scientists, researchers, industries, trade services, and other bodies; and
  5. Relate its activities to Nigeria's technological, scientific, and socio-economic needs and undertake other activities appropriate for a university of the highest standard.

OUR CORE VALUES

Our core values are the defining components of the Covenant University vision. They reflect our beliefs in the encrypted truths that firmly define our purpose and the underlining ethos of our existence as a University.
Sprituality
This forms the bedrock of our existence as a University and defines every aspect of our operations and context. The Christian ethos underlines our activities and conducts at all times and every student of Covenant University is expected to exhibit character traits and dispositions of a Jesus-centred heritage. The Jesus-factor centred approach to all issues is non-negotiable and central in the pursuit of our mandate in raising a new generation of leaders. To this extent, therefore, students are to be committed to maintaining a high level of spirituality and act in such a manner to facilitate their spiritual growth. Attendance at chapel services, which every student is expected to attend with a Bible, notebook and pen, is a compulsory and essential part of students’ spiritual development. Students are also expected to demonstrate a deep reverence for God at all times.

OUR OBJECTIVES

Our objectives as a University are to:
  1. Provide facilities for learning and give instructions and training in such areas of knowledge that will produce sound and mentally equipped graduates, who will provide intellectual leadership in academic institutions, industry, and the public sector through the Total Man Concept approach;
  2. Develop and offer academic and professional programmes leading to the award of diplomas, first degrees, and higher degrees, which emphasize planning, adaptive and technological maintenance, developmental and productive skills; promote by research and other means, the advancement of knowledge and its practical;
  3. Application to social, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological problems;
    Encourage and promote scholarship and conduct research in all fields of learning and human endeavour;
  4. Disseminate scientific and technological knowledge among scientists, researchers, industries, trade services, and other bodies; and
  5. Relate its activities to Nigeria's technological, scientific, and socio-economic needs and undertake other activities appropriate for a university of the highest standard.

OUR CORE VALUES

Our core values are the defining components of the Covenant University vision. They reflect our beliefs in the encrypted truths that firmly define our purpose and the underlining ethos of our existence as a University.
Sprituality
This forms the bedrock of our existence as a University and defines every aspect of our operations and context. The Christian ethos underlines our activities and conducts at all times and every student of Covenant University is expected to exhibit character traits and dispositions of a Jesus-centred heritage. The Jesus-factor centred approach to all issues is non-negotiable and central in the pursuit of our mandate in raising a new generation of leaders. To this extent, therefore, students are to be committed to maintaining a high level of spirituality and act in such a manner to facilitate their spiritual growth. Attendance at chapel services, which every student is expected to attend with a Bible, notebook and pen, is a compulsory and essential part of students’ spiritual development. Students are also expected to demonstrate a deep reverence for God at all times.

THE TOTAL MAN CONCEPT

The Total Man Concept (TMC) is Covenant University's custom-built programme that constitutes the core concept of her academic programmes. This concept centres on 'developing the man that will develop his world.' The University designed it to make the student intelligently conscious of the prevailing environment, thereby maximizing his or her potential.

The programmes of the University target the person before his or her profession. In this way, the University can raise a generation of experts who possess the capacity to face and manage challenges. The TMC Programme focuses on the three components of the human personality: the spirit, the mind, and the body.
The Spiritual Man
Spiritual development is to us a major force for the evolvement of the Total Man, as mental excellence and understanding are generated through the vital force in man, which is the Spirit of God and the Spirit of intelligence.

As a University sponsored by a Christian mission, character formation is considered a spiritual issue that is instilled by self-discipline and commitment to the principles enunciated by our Lord Jesus Christ.

Covenant University provides opportunities for spiritual development through various avenues, including spiritual formation programmes and counselling, and also by creating leadership opportunities.
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THE TOTAL GRADUATE

The Covenant University graduates are mentally resourceful, intellectually reinforced, and enterprisingly self-dependent. Moreover, they are visionary and responsibility-sensitive to the changes needed to move forward in life and the dominion nature of man. Thus, he/she shall be a ‘Total Man.’

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