Estate Management Programme Receives Full Accreditation from ESVARBON
Covenant University’s avowed commitment to the provision of excellent facilities for running her programmes has once again been validated, with the Board of the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) granting a five (5) year Full Accreditation to the Estate Management programme of the University.
ESVARBON has among its responsibilities, determining what standards of knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to become registered as estate surveyors and valuers, and reviewing such standards from time to time for the purpose of raising them.
A four-man panel of ESVARBON had in October 2017 paid a visit to the Department of Estate Surveying and Valuation at Covenant, to evaluate the Estate Management programme, and the Board of the professional body in a letter dated 8th January, 2018 and addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, said it considered and approved the recommendation of its panel to accord a five (5) year Full Accreditation to the B.Sc (Estate Management Programme) with effect from the 2017/2018 Academic Session.
It will be recalled that the Team Leader of ESVARBON’s panel, Dr. Joe Onyike, had during the presentation of the panel’s report to the Management of Covenant University on October 10, 2017, scored the University very high in the various aspects of the exercise.
He said that, following interactions with staff and students, examination of curriculum and examiners’ reports, and the inspection of facilities for Estate Management, the ESVARBON team observed that generally, students complied with the Board’s entry requirements; that the academic curriculum is good and conform with the Board’s prescription; question papers and marking schemes for the last three sessions were satisfactory; and that external examiners were academically and professionally qualified.
Also, the team described as commendable the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in the Department of Estate Management, the staff/students ratio, staff development, Information Communication facilities, the Central Library, and the existence of a departmental body among others.