Covenant, UnQA Sign MoU on Management Systems Certification
Covenant University, apparently in a bid to assert her status as the University with the most employable graduates, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a United Kingdom-based firm, United Quality Academy Limited (UnQA), with a view to certifying her students in Management Systems.
Aside the students, other would-be beneficiaries of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification include members of faculty, staff and the alumni.
The Country Representative, UnQA, Mr. Rotimi Olaoluwa, while speaking at the MoU signing ceremony held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, described UnQA Limited as an accredited training partner of Staregister, which is an accreditation body for the ISO. He said that UnQA aimed to train students of Covenant in the areas of Quality Management Systems, Environmental Management Systems, Food Safety Management Systems as well as Health and Operational Management Systems.
Mr. Olaoluwa, an alumnus of Covenant, stated that students as well as other beneficiaries stood to enjoy the privilege of becoming certified Lead Auditors, Trainers and Consultants in the facilitation of product quality management certification at different levels.
He further stated that students, who could be managers after the completion of their training, would stand above their counterparts in the work environment, as it would make them highly priced and much sought-after. He said the MoU was first of its kind as Covenant University was the first university in Africa to sign such an agreement with the academy, to train students for the highest recognised certification for worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards in international trade and product quality.
In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Covenant, Professor AAA. Atayero, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Akan Williams, said the University, in living up to its core values, continued to sign such agreements and partnerships to build capacity of her students, faculty and staff.
Professor Williams stated that ISO was the number one body for product certification and industrial best practices in the world and the University had deemed it fit to raise a new generation of leaders who would continue to blaze the trail in the different areas of management, which continued to reflect in the employability ratings of Covenant University graduates. He added that the MoU would enhance the capacity of students and staff, with UnQA training them to be professionals, consultants and managers in their different fields of endeavour.
Also at the event were the Registrar, Dr. Oluwasegun Omidiora; Director, Academic Planning Unit, Professor Francis Idachaba; and representative of the Legal Unit, Barrister Ayodele Osayande.