Covenant Trains Key Officers in Total Quality Management
In a move to reposition Covenant for the next dimension of excellence towards the actualisation of its vision of becoming one of the top 10 Universities in the world, the Management of the University has organised a rigorous Total Quality Management training for its key officers.
The training, which ran for 5 days, was facilitated by the National Quality Infrastructure Project, funded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), a specialised agency of the United Nations, headquartered in Vienna, Austria.
In his remarks on the opening day of the training, the lead facilitator, Dr. Ibrahim Elsayad, expressed hopes that the training would provide answers to certain questions the participants may have concerning quality management.
He enjoined the trainees to put in their best so as to grasp and retain the main points of the seminars, so as to be able to apply same to their current job description in the institution. Dr. Elsayad also pointed out that it was possible for the trainees to become trainers if they followed through with learning how the processes work.
While declaring the event open, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Akan Williams, representing the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, encouraged all participants to focus on the training in order to be able to apply it to their respective jobs as well as to train others in the University.
On the last day of the event, the team of facilitators paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor in his office to appreciate his hospitality and also to express their desire to have a more binding relationship ratified by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Speaking during the courtesy call, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, said that he was excited by the great feedback from the training exercise. He assured the team that Covenant was very interested in taking the relationship to the next level.
Professor Atayero stated that the proposal document submitted by the team would be examined in-depth, with the likelihood of the two parties reaching an agreement on how best to align the MoU for mutual benefits.
Also at the meeting were other members of the Covenant University Management.