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Wigwe University Seeks Partnership Opportunities with Covenant

A delegation from Wigwe University, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, led by their Vice-Chancellor, Professor Miles K. Davis, have paid a courtesy visit to the Management of Covenant University in a bid to foster collaboration and mutual growth.

The meeting, which took place on Thursday, March 21, 2024, in the Vice-Chancellor’s conference room, in Canaanland, Ota, centered on exploring partnership opportunities between the two institutions.

In his welcome remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, welcomed the visitors with open arms, expressing condolences for the loss of their late Chancellor and former Chairman, Access Holdings, Dr. Herbert Wigwe; while noting the shared vision between the two universities.

The Registrar of Covenant University, Regina Tobi-David, expressed joy at the prospect of collaboration, citing the success stories of Covenant University's alumni as a testament to the institution's commitment to excellence.

During the meeting, various departments and officials from Covenant University shared insights into their operations and success strategies. Dr. Mayowa Agboola, the Director, Covenant Open and Distance e-Learning, highlighted the institution's innovative approach to e-learning and practical skill development. He mentioned the availability of a dedicated laboratory for student projects and work-study programs.

Mrs. Shola Coker, the Dean, Student Affairs, emphasized Covenant University's focus on student creativity and interaction, noting the university's active participation in competitions and clubs. Dr. Emmanuel Amoo, the Director of Academic Planning, stressed the importance of collaboration, as against competition, encouraging a supportive relationship between the two universities.

The Director, Covenant University Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID), Professor Conrad Omonhinmin, highlighted Covenant University's mission-driven approach and its impact on the educational landscape in Nigeria. He called for a paradigm shift towards ‘co-petition,’ emphasizing the need for fearlessness and intentionality in achieving educational excellence.

In his response, Professor Davis, commended Covenant University's reputation and expressed Wigwe University’s commitment to supporting Covenant University's vision. He sought insights into Covenant University's successful collaboration with regulatory bodies, particularly the National Universities Commission (NUC).

In his closing remarks, Professor Adebayo reiterated the importance of humility, discipline, and adherence to vision in achieving success. He shared insights into Covenant University's journey, highlighting its adherence to regulations while pursuing its vision. He emphasized the need for discipline and commitment to the vision, citing examples from Covenant University's practices.

The meeting concluded on a positive note, with both universities expressing their commitment to collaboration and support for each other's success. The visit marked a significant step towards establishing a meaningful partnership between Covenant University and Wigwe University, with the potential to impact the educational landscape positively.

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