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2021/2022 Promotion Exercise: Covenant Board of Regents Approves promotion of 112 Faculty, 150 Non-Academic Staff

In recognition of the astute contribution of the faculty-base of Covenant University in elevating the University among elite institutions of learning in the world, the Board of Regents, the apex decision-making body of the University, has approved the promotion of members of faculty for the current academic session.

Delivering the good news yesterday, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, said the promotion was a testament of the contribution to academic excellence, which the successful members of faculty have brought to bear in their career and in full adherence to the terms and conditions of the appointment and promotion criteria of the University’s handbook.

He reminded the newly promoted faculty that their elevation is not an end, but a call to higher service, with a renewed commitment to impacting the world in their respective field of academic pursuit. “By this, it is expected that you will double your effort in your professional calling by making a more meaningful impact in the world of knowledge to drive the long and short term vision of the University,” he added.

A total of 30 faculty were promoted to the professorial cadre, with 12 attaining the status of a full professorship. Those in the full professorship cadre include Dr Adedapo A. Oluwatayo, Dr Abiola A. Babajide, Dr Kehinde Adekunle, Dr Felicia O. Olokoyo, Dr Jelili O Oyelade, Dr Olafunke Oladipupo, Dr Iroham Chukwuemeka, Dr Solomon Rotimi, Dr Anake Timothy, Dr David Imphonopi, Dr Oladokun Omojola, and Dr Kehinde Adetiloye.

While Dr. Bridgette E. Aduwo, Dr. Bukola Adewale, Dr. Samuel Oni, Dr. Aderonke Oni, Dr. Olatokunbo M. Ofuyatan, Dr. Oluwatoyin A. Matthew, Dr. Ademola Abdulkareem, Dr Ayoade F. Adetuyi, Dr. Ajibola A. Awelewa, Dr. Isaac A. Samuel, Dr. Ajao A. Adewale, Dr. Lanre O. Amodu,  Dr. Moses M. Duruji, Dr. Peter A. Aderonmu, Dr. Lekan M. Amusan, Dr. Olayemi O. Akinnola, Dr. Isaac O. Ayanda, and Dr. Emmanuel O. Amoo were all elevated to the Associate Professors of the University.

At the commencement of the 2021/2022 academic session, the Board of the University had earlier approved the promotion of 80 members of faculty across different cadres, of which 39 moved to the Senior Lecturer cadre, another 39 to Lecture 1 rank, and two enjoyed elevation from Assistant Lecturer to Lecturer 2 cadre.

Similarly, over 150 Non-Academic Staff of the University were beneficiaries of the 2021/2022 promotion exercise. The successful staff, having been assessed with the promotion criteria of the University cutting across different processes, were promoted to the next rank according to their various competencies.

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