ARCON Accreditation Team Commends Covenant’s Architecture Programme
A team from the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), on an accreditation visit to Covenant for the University’s Architecture programme, has expressed satisfaction with provisions made by the University for running the programme.
The ARCON accreditation team, led by the Chairman of the body, Arc. Justus Okah-Avae, made its impression known to the Covenant Management on Thursday, November 1, 2018, during the presentation of its summary report on the accreditation exercise.
While giving his remarks on the Architecture programme, Arc. Okah-Avae, who said that members of his team were glad to be exposed to the beautiful facilities at Covenant, added that the generality of his team’s impression was good.
He stated further that his panel received full cooperation from members of the University’s Department of Architecture. “We are quite satisfied with most of what we saw especially with respect to staff/student ratio,” he said.
Arc. Okah-Avae stated that the team was not surprised at the kind of organisation noticed in the University. “We have assessed and evaluated the programme and generally, we have seen the kind of standard we expect from a good university,” said Arc. Okah-Avae, who also noted that there was room for improvement.
Members of the University Management, in separate comments, were unanimous in their appreciation of the exercise carried out by the ARCON accreditation team, which they described as thorough and good. They assured the team that the quality standard appreciated by them would have been taken a notch higher by the time they come visiting again.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, stated that when the issue bordered on the quality of programmes ran by Covenant, the University was always willing to subject them to scrutiny.
While thanking the ARCON accreditation team for the thorough job done, the Vice-Chancellor averred that the biggest room in the world was the room for improvement and Covenant would always strive to offer the best.
Other representatives of Covenant at the meeting included the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Akan Williams; Ag. Registrar, Dr. Lanre Amodu; Director, Financial Services, Mr. Paul Uwajeh; Director, Centre for Learning Resources, Dr. Promise Ilo; and Dean, College of Science and Technology, Professor Kolawole Ajanaku.
Also present were the Director, Academic Planning Unit, Professor Francis Idachaba; Director, Quality and Academic Standard, Professor David Olukanni; Head, Department of Architecture, Dr. Oluwatayo Adedapo and faculty members from the Department.