Covenant Graduates, Most Employed in Nigeria Again!
Covenant has once again emerged as the institution with the most employed graduates rate in Nigeria. This is according to the 2018 edition of The Nigerian Graduate Report published by Stutern, an online platform that focuses on training and connecting talented youths in Nigeria with employers for internships as well as entry-level jobs.
With 83.70%, Covenant tops the list of Nigerian universities for a second time, having a significant 15.52% lead over the next institution, University of Nigeria, Nsuka, which had 68.18%. Other universities in the top five were University of Ibadan in the third place with 61.76%, followed by Federal University of Technology, Minna with 60.61% and University of Ilorin with 60.22%. With this result, Covenant has led in the two editions of the report published by the platform in 2016 and 2018 respectively.
Stutern engaged a rigorous methodology to arrive at its findings by conducting an online survey among 5,219 youths who graduated in Nigeria from 2013 to 2017. Graduates in marginalized locations were also accounted for by engaging tracking officers to conduct an offline survey in Edo, Enugu, Oyo, Imo and Kaduna States. After four months of data gathering and subsequent analysis, Covenant emerged with the highest rate of graduate employment in Nigeria.
Recall that Covenant recently entered the Times Higher Education’s World Universities Ranking and thereby became the first university in Nigeria and West Africa to enter the 700 category in just 15 years of existence. It is also noteworthy that while the graduates of the University are highly employed, Covenant also equips her students with entrepreneurial skills that ensure self-employment and this is validated by the Excellence in Quality Entrepreneurship Education Award received recently. Covenant is indeed a world-class university that prepares her students for all-round success.