Covenant Attains Test Venue for IELTS
West Africa’s No. 1 university, Covenant, has become a test venue for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Management of Covenant and its counterpart from MOD IELTS Nigeria.
The MOU signing, which took place recently at the Covenant Vice-Chancellor’s conference room, would avail students of the University, Ogun State residents, and Nigerians desirous of higher education or global migration the requisite opportunity to take the test in a serene and academic-friendly environment.
Head of IELTS Nigeria, Mr. Michael Dosunmu, while speaking at the signing ceremony, said that MOD IELTS was very excited to work with a renowned university like Covenant. “I live in the UK, and everywhere I go when you mention Covenant to people, it resonates with them immediately. And for this reason I’m proud of Covenant and the partnership coming into effect,” he enthused.
Mr. Dosunmu, who led other MOD IELTS principal officials to the event, said his organisation was looking forward to a most fruitful relationship, taking into account the milestones and feats that Covenant University had been able to accomplish within the short period of her existence.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, said the partnership was a very remarkable one, noting that it was happening at a very good time when the university was about having the ground breaking ceremony for the erection of a 2,500 capacity Computer Centre, that would become a one-stop venue for ICT-related testing systems like the IELTS.
He commended MOD IELTS for bringing the partnership to the doorstep of Covenant, as it would avail more people the opportunity to register for the test, thus taking away the impediment of commuting to and from a distant testing centre from Ota axis.
As part of the relationship, MOD IELTS would work at helping Covenant to recruit foreign students interested in studying in Nigeria, taking into cognisance the fact that Covenant was better ranked than many of the European and American universities that Nigerians and Africans were applying to.
In addition, the pact would see MOD provide required international test day equipment and materials that meet IELTS standard, ascertain the quality of items and venue to be used for testing, marketing of the test within and outside Covenant University and provide free online preparatory tool for every registered test taker at Covenant amongst others.
Present at the signing ceremony were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Akan Williams, Registrar, Dr. Oluwasegun Omidiora, Director, Centre for Life Long Learning, Dr. Stephen Ojeka, Director, International Office and Linkages, Dr. Ada Sonia Peters, Dr. Gershon Obindah, and Barrister Faith Lawani from the Legal Unit.