Covenant Reassures ICAN on Hitch-Free Academic Conference
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, has reassured the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) that the University will facilitate the successful hosting of the 4th Academic Conference of the institute, scheduled to hold from April 18 – 20, 2018.
He bolstered the confidence of ICAN on Monday, December 11, 2017, when members of the Work Group for the conference paid a courtesy visit to Management of Covenant.
Stating the purpose of the visit, Deputy Chairman of the ICAN Work Group, Dr. Sola Ajibolade, representing the Chairman, Professor Kabiru Dandago, said the team was at Covenant to introduce members of the group and also, to present ICAN’s specific demands towards having an accomplished conference. She said the institute was delighted that Covenant had accepted to host the event.
In the demands by ICAN, presented on behalf of the institute by the immediate past Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences, Professor Francis Iyoha, the Vice-Chancellor was requested to give a keynote address at the conference, and play host to the President of ICAN. The institute also requested for the use of facilities at the African Leadership Development Centre and the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies, among other facilities and equipment of Covenant, during the conference.
In his comments, the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, said he was certain that delegates to the conference would find facilities at Covenant very satisfying. He, however, urged the ICAN Work Group to present a formal documentation of their requests to the University.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, in his remarks, said Covenant is very proud that ICAN had found her worthy of hosting the institute’s 4th Academic Conference. He said the Management of Covenant had approved the request to host because the institution, in her efforts at becoming one of top 10 universities in the world, was very keen on leveraging on collaboration with organisations with similar interest.
Professor Atayero proposed that the conference, which would be attracting about 500 delegates, should not be seen as a mere academic exercise, but a platform to explore the immense opportunities it offers.
Also present at the meeting were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Sunday Abayomi; Head, Department of Banking and Finance, Dr. Kehinde Adetiloye, representing the Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences, Professor Philip Alege; and Head, Department of Accounting, Dr. Olubukunola Uwuigbe.