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FieldCore Engineering Seeks Partnership with Covenant University

The resourcefulness of Covenant University students, which has always been a reference point for the quality of academic training in the University by employers of labour and professional bodies, has once again attracted the attention of a major player in the engineering field.

During a courtesy visit to the university, the Human Resources Manager of FieldCore Engineering Company, Mrs. Funmi Abayomi, stated that her organization, a subsidiary of General Electric Company, is interested in collaborating with Covenant in order to give back to engineering students at the University.

Mrs. Abayomi, who came in the company of other key HR personnel of the company, said that Covenant University is the first tertiary institution that the organization will be partnering with in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to her, the partnership is tailored to help the students undergo mentorship sessions, ease of career placement, intern opportunities, participate in career fair programmes organized by the University, and above all, help them be in tune with the latest industry practices in readiness to evolve into the world of work.

She appreciated the University’s management for accepting the request to visit the institution, promising to make the relationship one that is of mutual benefit to both organizations.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, said the University's management is delighted at the prospect of having a working relationship that will be of tremendous benefit to the students, considering the pool of talented students that are available in Covenant who will be bringing an immense number of new skillsets to bear on FieldCore Engineering Company.

According to Professor Adebayo, Covenant University's carefully crafted custom-built programmes have helped shape graduates into solution-driven individuals in their professional callings. "Our custom-built courses have become a vital tool that has helped in character formation and employee readiness for the world of work," he added.

He said the quality that is associated with Covenant University students has over the years made them the most preferred employers of labour in the country. He noted that the feats of the University graduate cut across the fields of business, politics, startups, and entertainment.

Professor Adebayo noted that the dearth of quality leadership had been the bane of the nation’s developmental effort, which is why, from the inception, the need to address the leadership question has been the passion of the University’s Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Regents, Dr. David Oyedepo, who saw the wisdom in creating the platform for addressing these gaps at various levels during all students' sojourn in Covenant.

"Here at Covenant, we are committed to our founding philosophy with a desire to address the leadership question that is plaguing our nation, thus our mantra of raising a new generation of leaders that would be solution providers, bolster the waning integrity of our political leaders, and above all, ensure that the renaissance of the black race is kick-started in this place," he posited.

Present at the courtesy visit were the Acting Registrar of Covenant University, Mr. Emmanuel Igban; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Olugbenga Kiki; Dean, College of Engineering, Professor David Olukanni; Dean of Students, Professor David Imhonopi; Director, Academic Planning Unit, Professor Philip Aizebokhai; Head, Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Professor Emmanuel Adetiba; Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Professor Anthony Ede; Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Joshua Okeniyi; and Assistant Registrar, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Mrs Gbemisola Benson.

 

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