Covenant crosses 5,000 Publications Milestone for the First Time Since Inception
To the glory of the Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, and Light in the Darkness, Covenant University, always in the news for everything positive, has been hurled to the upper reaches of history yet again.
Nigeria’s best research institution, at the weekend, albeit for the first time since inception, crossed the 5,000 publications milestone.
The development marked a new turn in the research focus of the institution, whose aim to become one of the top 10 universities in the world by the year 2022 has not ceased to receive validations since 2012 when the Vision 10:2022 was launched.
A cursory look at the research profile of Covenant indicated that the University has made tremendous progress in this endeavor particularly since 2016, when research in Covenant received new impetus courtesy of the 5th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor AAA. Atayero.
From a mere 110 publications in 2011, 111 in 2012, 168 in 2013, 230 in 2014, and 311 in 2015, Covenant publications received a boost with the introduction of the ReCITe Agenda by the Atayero administration.
The ReCITe Agenda, which simply means an intensive research approach to realizing the vision 10:2022, has ensured that the research profile of Covenant recorded significant improvement in each successive year. For instance, in 2016, the University had 453 publications, 601 in 2017, crossed the 1,000 mark threshold in 2018 when she posted 1,190, and 1,433 in 2019. For 2020, Covenant had 130 as at the weekend.
It is remarkable that Covenant is not only shoring up her research profile, she is consolidating on her reputation as the best research institution in Nigeria, as validated by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings that rated Covenant well ahead of first generation Nigerian universities.
Undoubtedly, this is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.