Postgraduate Studies: Vice-Chancellor Promises Conducive Learning, Research Environment
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero has assured the postgraduate students of the University’s commitment to providing an enabling learning and research environment towards the success of their studies.
The Vice-Chancellor gave the assurance on Monday, September 25, 2017, while addressing both fresh and returning postgraduate students at the Orientation Programme for 2017/2018 Academic Session.
Speaking on “ReCITe: Approach to Attainment of Vision 10:2022-The Place of Postgraduate Students”, Professor Atayero stated that the University would make anything and everything necessary available to make their study successful. “By His grace, we are going to work together and break new grounds. It will be tough, but at the end, it will be glorious,” the Vice-Chancellor added.
While presenting data, on Covenant University’s ranking on the Times Higher Education World University Ranking for 2018, Professor Atayero declared that there would be no research without the postgraduate studies, even as he advised them to own their Ph.D.
He said, “From the beginning, take your Ph.D work very seriously. If you are expecting people to put contents into your head, you are in the wrong place. You will have people who will teach you how to learn and at the same time, we will demand of you.”
The Vice-Chancellor also charged them to be humble to learn, noting that they should cultivate a master and apprentice relationship with their supervisors.
The Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Samuel Wara, in his presentation, noted that one of the goals of the School was to develop a spirit of enquiry among graduate students for research, intellectual independence, individual creativity and team work.
The Dean, who spoke on “The Objective and Philosophies of Postgraduate Education,” promised that the postgraduate school would deliver highest quality postgraduate education and experience.
He enjoined them to collaborate with management, faculty and staff for progress and best practices.
Other speakers at the event included the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu, who spoke on “Vision, Mission and Mandate of Covenant University”; the Registrar, Dr. Oludayo Olumuyiwa, “Adhering to the Core Values of Covenant University”; and Dean, Students Affairs, Dr. Timothy Anake, “Covenant University Dress Code and Residency Rules.”
Others are, Director, Centre for Learning Resources, Dr. Jerome Idegbeyan-Ose, represented by Mrs. Julie Ilogho, “Learning Resources at Covenant University;” Director, Covenant University Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery, Professor Oluwole Obembe, represented by his Deputy, Dr. Obinna Nwinyi, “Research, Publication and Clusters in Covenant University and Dean, College of Leadership Development Studies, Professor Amos Alao, represented by Professor Chris Awonuga, “Ethical Issues in Postgraduate Training in Covenant University.”