Computer Science, English Impress Accreditation Teams
Two programmes of Covenant University, Computer Science and English have been given clean bill of health as contained in the summary reports of the National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation teams presented to the Management of the University.
Professor E.A Onibere and Professor S.B Ahmad, leaders of the accreditation teams for Computer Science and English respectively, were unanimous in their different reports presented on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, that Covenant University met the standards and qualities required by the NUC to run the programmes.
Unfolding the highlights of his team’s report, Professor Onibere said that his team looked at what was available and came out with what was appropriate. He added that the accreditation team for Computer Science appreciated the University’s efforts and urged the institution to maintain excellence in order to fulfill its aspirations.
According to Professor Onibere, the philosophy of the programme was quite in order, same as the curriculum; all students met the admission requirements; course evaluation properly done and of high standard; external examiner highly competent; staff ratio to students highly commendable; equipment very adequate; library well equipped; funding was adequate; and the environment clean and safe.
He urged the University to maintain the set standards as it would help in the actualization of its Vision of becoming one of the top 10 universities in the world.
In his presentation, Professor S.B Ahmed, who led the accreditation team for English, said that members of his team were very impressed with what they saw as they didn’t expect anything less. The team, he said, observed that the philosophy was satisfactory; external examiners well known and excellent; a very strong library with well stocked physical and virtual aspects; and enviable staff to students ratio, which is well beyond the NUC stipulation.
In his comments, the Director, Academic Planning Unit, Dr. Olawande Daramola, said that the University deeply appreciated the time committed by both accreditation teams to their assignments, adding that the University also considered their comments to be fair and objective.
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, in his remarks, thanked the accreditation teams for Computer Science and English for the detailed work done in such a short time. He also commended their openness, forthrightness and candour.
While emphasizing that Covenant University is not only aiming to be the best in Nigeria but in the world, the Vice-Chancellor wished members of both teams journey mercies back to their respective destinations.
Also at the meetings were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu; Acting Registrar, Mrs. Mary Aboyade; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; Acting Director, Centre for Learning Resources, Mrs. Promise Ilo; Dean College of Science and Technology, Professor Nicholas Omoregbe; Dean, College of Leadership and Development Studies, Professor Charles Ogbulogo; Heads of Departments among others.