ESVARBON Lauds Covenant on Estate Management Programme
The Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) has commended Covenant University on the provisions made for the running of the Estate Management programme offered by the University.
ESVARBON has among its responsibilities, determining what standards of knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to become registered as estate surveyors and valuers, and reviewing such standards from time to time for the purpose of raising them.
Presenting its interim report to the Management of Covenant University at the conclusion of its accreditation visit to the Department of Estate Management on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the Team Leader of ESVARBON’s four-man Accreditation Panel, Dr. Joe Onyike, scored the University very high in the various aspects of the exercise.
He said that following interactions with staff and students, examination of curriculum and examiners’ reports, and the inspection of facilities for Estate Management, the ESVARBON team observed that generally, students complied with the Board’s entry requirements; that the academic curriculum is good and conform with the Board’s prescription; question papers and marking schemes for the last three sessions were satisfactory; and that external examiners were academically and professionally qualified.
Also, the team described as commendable the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in the Department of Estate Management, the staff/students ratio, staff development, Information Communication facilities, the Central Library, and the existence of a departmental body.
While stating that ESVARBON, as a professional body, was partnering with Covenant University to lay a solid foundation for future professionals, Dr. Onyike expressed profound gratitude to the Management, faculty and students of the University for the warm reception accorded his team. He added that the Board will in due course communicate the full report of the exercise to the University.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu; the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo; Dean, College of Science and Technology, Professor Kolawole Ajanaku; and the Acting Head, Department of Estate Management, Dr. Chukwuemeka Iroham were unanimous in their appreciation of the job done by the ESVARBON team, which they agreed was thorough, while both the Director, Academic Planning Unit, Dr. Francis Idachaba, and the Acting Director, Centre for Learning Resources, Dr. Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose, said that the University looks forward to a good final report.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, said that the interim report presented by the accreditation panel was holistic and constructive. He averred that as an institution on the verge of becoming one of the best in the world, the University was attaining a level whereby accrediting or standards regulating bodies would not need to notify the University before coming to do their job.
Professor Atayero thanked the ESVARBON team for the quality job done and wished them safe journey back to their respective destinations.
Other members of the accreditation team led by Dr. Onyike were Professor C.C. Egolum, ESV. Ifeanyi Uzonwanne and Mr. Akinlabi Akintomide.