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Covenant, Babcock Universities Discuss Peer Review, Collaboration for Graduate Schools Advancement

The best way to ensure growth, robust research outputs, and quality academic mentorship is through evolving a vigorous peer review posture and partnership between institutions of similar visions, goals, and objectives. This was the assertion of the Provost, College of Postgraduate Studies, Babcock University, Professor Ayandiji Aina, during a working visit to the university.

Professor Aina, who came in the company of the Deputy Provost, College of Postgraduate Studies, Dr Olutayo Shokunbi, said he was at Covenant University to foster idea exchange in the running and administrating of the graduate school system of both institutions. "We are here to interact with your graduate school administrators, share experiences, and see how to better position our graduate schools to make our products ready for the world of work," he said.

He noted that the best way to grow and advance the graduate school system, especially as it relates to national and societal development, is to engage in a vigorous peer review system and relevant collaboration with institutions of like mind, that way speedily attaining institutional goals and objectives.

The Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies at Covenant University, Professor Akan Williams, said he was excited about a possible relationship between both universities, noting the unique position Babcock University occupies as the foremost private university in the nation’s education landscape.

Given the level of faculty and student engagement, Professor Williams believes the establishment of Covenant Graduate School has helped the university's publication profile. “It is my hope that this handshake will solidify the relationship and further advance the collaboration between Babcock and Covenant universities," he enthused.

In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, appreciated Professor Aina for the exemplary leadership that he has brought on board for his assignment, noting he is a shining example of what leadership should be like.

Professor Adebayo said the university’s commitment to its founding philosophy, vision, and objectives to reposition education in Nigeria and Africa as a whole is one that the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo, is unwavering in its pursuit.

He noted that the Christian ethos shared by both institutions is something to be proud of, and it could become the foundation of future collaboration.

Present at the parley were the Acting Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel Igban; Director, Centre for Learning Resources, Dr. Mercy Iroaganchi; Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Professor Omotayo Osibanjo; Dean, College of Management and Social Sciences, Professor Abiola Babajide; Dean, College of Science and Technology, Professor Timothy Anake; Sub-Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Dr. Emmanuel Amao; and Mr. Taiwo Erewunmi, Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies.

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