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Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK: Covenant University, Maven Williams Services Limited Signs MOU

A director with Maven Williams Services Limited, Mr. Williams Odah, has assured Covenant University that they were all about bringing professionalism to bear on their relationship with the University following the Memorandum of Understanding between both organizations.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Management of Covenant University, Mr. Odah said that they were inspired by the bold vision of Covenant, and as such, they are committing to driving the MOU to the point of maximum impact for the mutual benefits of all.

Mr. Odah said they will do all that is needed to ensure that faculty, staff, and students of the University draw maximum benefit from the MOU. "We will be very professional and value-driven in our outlook, as this strategic partnership with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom, will go a long way in putting Covenant University students on the global front and also help the programme get global relevance," he added.

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Maven Williams Services Limited, Mrs. Omolara Omotunde, said the company is interested in giving the required support that is needed at Covenant University. "We are here to give support to the Vision of Covenant University. Simply put," she stated, "we are here to complement the good and quality work emanating from the platform of this great institution."

Professor Roland Worlu, of the Department of Business Management, said it was a great addition to the Department of Business Management, noting the importance of the CIM, not just in Nigeria but also on the global front.

Professor Worlu, while thanking Covenant University's management for their commitment to the MOU's timely launch, challenged Maven Williams Services Limited to be up and running in order to make the MOU one that the entire University will be proud of, while also opening doors of career opportunities for graduates of Marketing from the University.

The Head of the Department of Business Management, Professor Anthonia Adeniji, appealed to Maven Williams Services Limited to go beyond the tenets of the Memorandum of Understanding to ensure that students of the University have access to internship opportunities to help them sharpen their skills.

Professor Adeniji said that the Department will expect Maven Williams Services Limited to use their contacts across the various industries to help facilitate the ‘Town and Gown’ seminar series of the programme, so as to enable students in the Department and those taking the Marketing programme to glean the best ideas from the rich expertise of practitioners in the field.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, said the Covenant was excited about the partnership while remaining intentional about the kind of association to be undertaken. Professor Adebayo said the relationship was born out of seeing similarities between the mission and vision statements of Maven Williams Services Limited and Covenant.

Professor Adebayo said the need for skill acquisition is key, as the value in any enterprise is a function of the number of problems that are solved, noting that the world is less interested in the level of certification, but the inherent competency that can be offered.

"These skills must be tailored to address the challenges facing the nation and the continent at large. Therefore, it is important that we work at making an impact and creating lasting legacies wherever we find ourselves in life. Let’s see how you can drive initiatives in the Department that this MOU is domiciled in to tackle academic and professional needs that are relevant to the advancement and increased subscription of the programme in the future," he posited. 

Also present during at the visit were the Acting Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel Igban; Dean, College of Management and Social Sciences, Professor Abiola Babajide; Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Professor Omotayo Osibanjo; and the Senior Assistant Registrar, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Mrs. Gbemisola Benson.

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