NIESV Tasks Covenant on Specialised Areas in Estate Management
The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) has suggested to Covenant University the introduction of specialized courses in the field of Estate Management at the postgraduate level.
The National President of NIESV, ESV Patunola Ajayi, gave this task on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, when he led representatives of the institution, including the Chairmen of the Ogun and Lagos States Chapters of NIESV, to pay a courtesy visit to the Management of Covenant University.
ESV Ajayi said that the Estate Management profession is composite and has areas of specialisation which are currently limited to 15, and the essence of this is to give room for deep knowledge of area of practice of members. While challenging Covenant University to look at these areas with a view to choosing some of them for postgraduate courses, he said that NIESV would encourage members to take the courses if introduced by the University.
The NIESV president, who averred that technology has its imperative to enlarge the curriculum and the scope of services to ensure international and professional standards, also urged the University to continue to support its Department of Estate Management towards the use of technology for academic development.
He commended the Chancellor and Chairman Board of Regents, Covenant University, Dr. David O. Oyedepo, and the University Management for the tremendous achievements made by the University since inception, adding that NIESV was impressed about the physical structures of the University, which is an impressive contribution to the construction industry.
In his comments, the Director, Physical Planning and Development, Covenant University, Dr. Gbenga Alalade, said that the Estate Management Department is very dear to the University and he tasked NIESV to be more visible in its activities so that the students can gain more; while the Head, Department of Estate Management, Dr. Chukwuemeka Iroham, who described Estate Management as a profession that comes with opportunities to start something from nothing, said that one of his objectives as HOD is to make the profession visible.
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, in his remarks, said that the University needs professional groups to realise its goal of raising new generation of leaders and as such, would consider partnering with NIESV on new programmes. Also, he said that NIESV would be welcomed as a partner when the University introduces its Open and Distance Learning Programmes.
Professor Atayero assured the NIESV representatives that the University is committed to the professional development of its members of faculty, staff and students.
Other members of the University Management at the occasion were the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Sunday Abayomi; and Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole.