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Covenant University’s Vice-Chancellor Elected into the Association of Commonwealth Universities Governing Council

The Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, has been elected into the Governing Council and Trustees, of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

Elected alongside Professor Adebayo to the board were Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, of the University of the West Indies, Jamaica; Professor Barney Glover AO, Western Sydney University, Australia; Senior Professor Sudantha Liyanage, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka; and Professor Wendy Thomson CBE, University of London, UK.

ACU Chief Executive and Secretary General, Dr Joanna Newman, while welcoming the five new members to the ACU’s Council, said the Council represents the diversity and strength of Commonwealth cooperation and its Strategic Plan, ‘The Road to 2030’, which makes the case for a great part of Higher Education in addressing each of the 17 SDGs.

According to Dr. Newman, “I look forward to working closely with our Council members in our shared mission to build a better world through higher education.”

The new Governing Council and Trustees will run the body for a period of three years, beginning from August 1, 2022. The Association of Commonwealth Universities was establishedin 1913, and has over 500 member institutions in over 50 countries across the Commonwealth and is the world’s oldest international network of universities.  

This elected body brings university leaders from ACU member universities around the world together, with a shared responsibility to oversee its strategic direction.

Professor Adebayo, representing Constituency III, said the platform to serve on the Governing Council of ACU was just God availing Covenant University another global stage to announce her to the world for the collective good of Africa. Constituency III of the Council comprises universities in East Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa.



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