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World Bank, AAU, NUC Evaluation Teams Applaud Improved Covenant ACE Operating Capacity

A team from the World Bank, Association of African Universities (AAU) and the National Universities Commission (NUC) on monitoring and evaluation visit to Covenant Applied Informatics and Communication Africa Centre of Excellence (CApIC-ACE) domiciled at Covenant University has commended the level of work being done in the centre.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor and members of the University’s management team, the leader of the team and Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst, from the Association of African Universities (AAU), Mr Ankomah Kwaku, said the last time the team visited in 2022 it was just 30 percent work that was done in the Centre, but was proud to announce that the Covenant Africa Centre of Excellence is operating now at 51 percent capacity.

“We are here to verify ongoing projects of the Centre, and give needed support and approval for required funds to drive the mission of the Centre,” he enthused. Mr Kwaku, who came with 6 other members of the evaluation panel, appreciated the University Management for the support given to the Centre and called for improved performance from the Centre by the next evaluation visit so as to have access to available funds needed to drive the various researches in the Centre.

The Deputy Centre Leader Covenant Applied Informatics and Communication Africa Centre of Excellence (CApIC-ACE), Professor Emeka Iweala, appreciated the World Bank, AAU and NUC representatives for giving adequate guidance and support to the Centre that has resulted in the immense impact the Centre has been able to generate in a short time.

Professor Iweala pledged the Centre’s leadership commitment to driving excellence towards making steady progress, while at the same time working at closing every gaps that are identified in the course of every monitoring and evaluation session.

In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, applauded the partnering institutions for being worthy partners in the direction of a renaissance of a new Africa.

Professor Adebayo assured the team of university’s management’s commitment to the Centre, and will remain steadfast in working towards the improvement of the processes of the Centre for greater efficiency.

Also, present to receive the visitor was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olujide Adekeye; Registrar, Mrs Regina Tobi-David; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Olugbenga Kiki; Dirtector, Academic Planning Unit, Professor Philip Aizebokhai; second Deputy Centre Leader Covenant Applied Informatics and Communication Africa Centre of Excellence (CApIC-ACE), Professor Emmanuel Adetiba; Centre’s Monitor and Evaluation Officer, Professor Olubanke Ogunlana; Director, Centre for Systems and Information Services, Engr Boladele Akanle; and Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Professor Omotayo Osibanjo.  

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