Covenant Wins Big at National CODET Competition Finals
Engineering students of Covenant University have made outstanding accomplishments in different categories at both the South-West Zonal and National Finals of the 2017 edition of the Committee of Deans of Engineering and Technology of Nigerian Universities (CODET) competition.
At the South-West Zonal Finals of the competition held in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, the project entered by Covenant University in the Singles Category won the 1st prize. Also, projects submitted by the University in the Group Category won the 1st and 2nd runner-ups prizes, while the University’s representative emerged the 2nd runner-up in the Best Engineering Graduate Category, thus giving Covenant the privilege of representing the zone at the national finals.
The Competition at the National Finals, held at the NIG-COMSAT Auditorium in Abuja, saw Covenant claiming the 1st prize in the Group Category for its unique project on Mechatronics Application in Irrigation Farming, which earned the University a cash prize of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200, 000), while in the Singles Category, the University emerged the 1st runner-up courtesy of her project on Nano-Refrigerant for the preservation of vaccines, which attracted a cash prize of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100, 000).
The Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Christian Bolu, commended the University’s Management for facilitating the participation of the college in the competition, and praised the collaborative efforts of the various departments in the college that resulted in the successful outing at the event.
Professor Bolu noted that the engineering community at the competition was very impressed with the witty innovations of the University’s engineering students. According to him, “Some organisations indicated interest in buying into the entries of the University at the competition, but we were more focused on improving on them to commercial stage for better economic value to the University”.
Receiving the victorious team, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, commended the team for being good ambassadors of the University. He appreciated the efforts of faculty, staff and students of the College of Engineering, promising that greater days lie ahead.
The University’s representatives at the competition, made up of Final Year engineering students, were led to the competition by their projects supervisors, which included the Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Christian Bolu; Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Samuel Wara; and the immediate past Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Oluseyi Ajayi. The Team Coordinators were Professor Ambrose Anuzie, Engr. Samuel Sanni and Mr. Gideon Adeyemi.