Dr. Oludayo back as Registrar

Covenant University’s apex decision-making body, the Board of Regents, has appointed Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo as the new substantive Registrar of the University.

The Secretary to the Board, Pastor Chioma Okwuanyi, representing the Chancellor and Chairman Board of Regents, Covenant University, Dr. David O. Oyedepo, made the announcement on Monday, July 17, 2017, at a meeting with the Management of the University.

Covenant Officials Visit Eko Atlantic, Considers Investment

In order to have the first-hand knowledge of activities at Eko Atlantic City and determine the most viable option for Covenant University’s partnership in the development of the area, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero and some of the University officials, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, visited the upcoming city, described as the future financial capital of Africa.

Professor Atayero in company of the Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences (CBSS), Professor Francis Iyoha; Director, Physical Planning and Development (PPD), Architect Gbenga Alalade; Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole; Financial Controller, Mr. Paul Uwaje; President, Dream Youth International, Pastor Seyi Macaulay and other University’s officials where received by the Development Director, South Energyx Nigeria Limited, the developers of the City, Mr. Pierre Edde and Marketing and Event Representative, Mr. Yuki Omenai.

The Vice-Chancellor and his Team on arrival were immediately taken on guided tour of the major parts of the 10 million square meters reclaimed land, which include the 8.5 kilometers Great Wall of Lagos, Business District, Marina District and Eko Atlantic Mall.

CU Alumnus Launches Web App on Choice of Universities, Courses

Less than one year after graduating from Covenant University, Seunla Osinowo has transformed his final year project – a web app that provides students seeking admission into Nigerian universities with information and resources – into a business.

Osinowo, who studied Computer Science, had in a recent interview with an online medium, Outrepreneurs.com, said that his web app named ‘UniversityCompass.NG’, was inspired by a charge from one of his former lecturers, Dr. (Mrs.) Senanu Okuboyejo.

Dr. Okuboyejo, he stated, had urged the then 300 Level students, including himself, going for their Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme, to look at how they could solve challenges in the society and use that as their final year project.

Developers Woo Covenant to Eko Atlantic City

The Development Director, South Energyx, Mr. Pierre Edde, who led a business delegation of his company to Covenant University on Friday, June 23, 2017, said at a meeting with the Management of the University that through the Eko Atlantic City project, the developers are trying to create a platform for international investors.

Mr. Edde said that the Business District of Eko Atlantic City is a strategic and prestigious location for offices, with a state-of-the-art 24/7 infrastructure network, including 21st century communications, smooth transport system and uninterrupted electricity, making it a compelling place to work. His organisation, he added, wants Covenant University to have a presence in Eko Atlantic City in whatever guise the University deems fit.

Lending his voice to Mr. Edde’s proposition, the Sales and Marketing representative, South Energyx, Mr. Yuki Omenai, who said that Covenant University was the first tertiary institution in the country to be approached by his organization, expressed optimism that South Energyx and Covenant University will have a mutually beneficial relationship.

In his comments, the Director, Physical Planning and Development, Covenant University, Arc. Gbenga Alalade, appreciated the visit of the South Energyx delegation and described what is happening at Eko Atlantic City as novel in terms of job creation. On the likelihood of a partnership with the Eko Atlantic City developers, he suggested that students of Covenant University should get industry experience from what is happening there.

The Special Assistant to the Chancellor of Covenant University on Internally Generated Revenue, Mr. Leye Wuraola, said that the IGR Unit was trying to develop some products and hoped that South Energyx will be a partner as products of the IGR Unit are among the best.

The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, in his remarks, thanked the South Energyx representatives for a wonderful presentation on the Eko Atlantic City initiative. While saying that the most viable option for partnership would be for the University to set up a business school at Eko Atlantic City, the Vice-Chancellor said that representatives of the University would however have to pay a visit to the city to have first-hand knowledge of what obtains in the environment.