Be Focused, Ingenious, Covenant Admonishes Ghana University
The Management of Covenant University has implored the proprietor and management of Perez University College, Ghana, on the imperative of being focused, creative and assertive as they move to reposition the institution.
Speaking on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, when a team from Perez University College paid a courtesy call on the Covenant Management, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, said that the focus of Covenant University since inception is to produce men and women who will change their generations through unparalleled ingenuity, creativity and purposeful living and great capacity to face and manage challenges.
By remaining focused on its Vision, which is “to be a leading World-Class Christian Mission University, committed to raising a new generation of leaders in all fields of Human endeavor”, Covenant University, said the Vice-Chancellor, has continued to make giant strides. He, therefore, advised the team from Perez University College to identify their mission and vision, be committed to it and ignore distractions.
The three-man Perez University College team, comprised of its Chancellor, Presiding Bishop Charles Agyinasare; Rector, Professor J.D Owusu-Sekyere; and Executive Secretary to the Presiding Bishop, Rev. Cornelius Akabutu, were in Covenant University on a fact-finding mission with a view to repositioning Perez University, which had just been acquired by the Presiding Bishop.
Presiding Bishop Charles Agyinasare, who intends to convert Perez University to a faith-based institution, marveled at the tremendous progress Covenant University has made in the space of 15 years of its existence in terms of infrastructure and facilities, equipment, quality of students and faculty and international profile.
And speaking intermittently, both the Presiding Bishop and his Executive Secretary sought to know how Covenant University has been able to succeed running a faith-based institution, getting students and staff to comply with rules, provision of accommodation, and sources of funding for the University among others.
Responding, the CU Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, said that the Vision that birthed the University is too strong and unifying, adding that when a vision is well sold from the beginning, the easier it becomes to imbibe. He attributed the University’s success to keeping faith with the vision, funding and endowment by the proprietor base and commitment of the workforce.
In her comments, the CU Registrar, Mrs. Mary Aboyade, said that discipline had become a big issue in the society when Covenant University was about to be established. She said that the coming of the University was to intervene by stemming the tide of the decadence.
“Now, we don’t look for students, they look for us. Strength of Covenant University is based on strong foundation and commitment of stakeholders,” she said.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu; Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences, Professor Francis Iyoha; and Dean, College of Science and Technology, Professor Nicholas Omoregbe, also took turns to give words of encouragement and inspiration to the Perez University College team.
Presiding Bishop Agyinasare, on behalf of the delegation from Ghana, expressed gratitude to the CU Management for choosing share its knowledge, while promising that Perez University College will make good use of the lessons learnt.