Business Day Lauds Covenant on Research, Quality Graduates
One of Nigeria’s foremost news publications, Business Day Newspapers, has commended Covenant for her historic feat of attaining world-class status at a relatively young age, excellence in the field of Research and production of quality graduates.
The Editor of Business Day Newspapers, Mr. Anthony Osae-Brown, gave this commendation recently when he led a team from his organisation on a courtesy visit to the Covenant Management. The team, according to him, was at Covenant to seek collaboration in the area of information dissemination, feedback management and the promotion of a reading culture in the University.
Mr. Osae-Brown, in his remarks, described Covenant as a major thought leader in Africa in the area of education and research, while applauding the University’s status as the foremost Nigerian institution producing the most employable graduates.
The Editor appreciated the efforts of the University in producing well-rounded graduates, a considerable percentage of whom he said got employed by Business Day Newspapers, periodically. He complimented the performance of Covenant graduates employed by his establishment, stating that they were usually so brilliant that they got poached by other organisations in no time.
In his response, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant, Professor AAA. Atayero, thanked the team for coming and assured them of the University’s readiness to collaborate with Business Day to advance the cause of the institution. He said that collaborations with like-minded institutions were needed to effectively drive Covenant’s vision of becoming one of the top 10 universities in the world.
Professor Atayero advised the Business Day team on the importance of promoting digital publications as against the current focus on prints. He said that with the world going digital, urgent response was needed towards integration into the new era of communication management.
The Vice-Chancellor, who emphasised the interest of the University in collaboration, particularly in the publication of research papers, said that it would be great to have research papers published in a more interactive language so as to spark the interest of the industry and bring back reasonable feedback.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Akan Williams, applauded the desire of Business Day to promote a reading culture, which he said would engender a more developed writing ability. He decried the situation whereby graduates churned out in most of the country’s universities could not express themselves in writing. “It negatively affects the level of productivity and development in any nation,” he opined.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Registrar, Dr. Lanre Amodu, commended the team for choosing to visit Covenant, stating that the University was a unique brand committed to raising a new generation of leaders. He expressed excitement at the prospect of a mutual collaboration, with the expectation that the partnership would help in driving the vision of the University further.
The Registrar, however, urged the team to move the collaboration to the next level, which would include opportunities for internship for Mass Communication students of the University.
Also at the event were the Director, Financial Services, Mr. Paul Uwajeh and other senior officers of the University.