Wayne State University Visits CU
Covenant University hosted Wayne State University this week at the Vice-Chancellor’s office in Canaanland Ota.
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, was represented by an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Dr. Celestine Aguwa.
Following a Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed between the two universities in February this year, the visit was scheduled to work out plans for the implementation of the agreed collaboration between them.
The areas of collaboration as stated in the MoU include, joint teaching; research; mobility of faculty, scholars, and students between institutions; staff professional development and sharing or creation of educational materials and resources.
During the visit, which was facilitated by Covenant University’s International Office and Linkages directorate, the two universities discussed the possibility of starting with the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).
Making the introductions at the meeting, the Director of the Covenant University’s International Office and Linkages, Dr. Sheriff Folarin, explained that he had received report from Dr. Aguwa that Wayne State has already put modalities in place to welcome the first set of CU students to Detroit to start off the collaboration agreement.
In his welcome remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University, Professor Charles Korede Ayo, expressed his excitement at the newly formed partnership and assured the representative of Wayne State University of CU’s commitment to ensure that the MoU is functional.
He reiterated that the student’s internship exchange scheme would be prioritized as the first step towards building a more solid academic partnership with Wayne State University.
On the same day, at the CST Conference Room, Dr. Aguwa addressed all Engineering students of Covenant University who have interest in going on the internship programme.
Present at the meeting were: The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Professor Taiwo Abioye; The Registrar, Covenant University, Mr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo and members of the Corporate and Public Affairs Department.