|Motto||Raising a New Generation of Leaders|
|Established||21st October, 2002|
|Chancellor||Dr. David Oyedepo|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. Charles Ayo|
|Location||Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria|
- 1 History
- 2 Governance
- 3 Academic Programmes
- 4 Campus
- 5 Notable Alumni
- 6 Criticism
- 7 References
- 8 External links
On October 21, 2002, Covenant University opened. Covenant University is located in Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State. CU is a University, founded on a Christian mission ethos. Covenant University (CU) is a product of the Liberation Commission. The drive to embark on the process of founding CU came about October 1999, one month after the dedication of Faith Tabernacle, ota, Nigeria, the largest church auditorium in the world, built in one year with only local resources. Covenant University was established by the World Mission Agency (an arm of the Living Faith Church Worldwide).
World Mission Agency (WMA), a Christian mission organization, (an arm of Living Faith Church World Wide founded by Dr. David Oyedepo) is the proprietor of Covenant University. In his capacity as the visioner of the University, Dr Oyedepo serves as the life Chancellor of the University and the Chairman of the Board of Trustee of World Mission Agency. It is the Board of Trustee of World Mission Agency that appoints members and also elects the Chairman of the Board of Regents (Governing Council) of Covenant University. The Board is the apex governing body of the University.
The Chancellor of the University, Bishop Dr. David Oyedepo is the Chief Executive Officer of the University. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Regents.
The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Academic Officer of the University. In this capacity, he/she is the Chief Responsibility Officer for University’s operations. Academic administration is planted firmly in the highest academic authority of the university which is the Senate. The Vice Chancellor is the Chairman of University Senate and exercises all powers granted him/her in the law that established the University in respect of guiding and directing the university’s academic activities. He/She holds in trust the Chancellor’s executive responsibilities and authority in all areas where the Chancellor so delegates. He/She also serves as a member of the Board of Regents. Current Vice-Chancellor is Proffessor C.K. Ayo.
The Deputy Vice Chancellors
The Deputy Vice Chancellors are responsible to the Vice Chancellor. The offices provide Academic and Administrative Leadership support for the Vice Chancellor by ensuring excellent and harmonious discharge of responsibilities assigned to him.
He is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University and oversees the administrative efficiency of the university engaging historical records and regulations. The Registrar chairs the University's Administrative Board, which serves as the university's apex administrative organ and clearance house for all operational issues. He monitors rules, regulations and policies as well as make recommendations on policies to both Senate and Board of Regents where he/she serves as Secretary.
Other Officers of the University
- The Deans of Colleges
- The Deputy Deans of Schools
- The Director of Physical Planning and Development
- The Director of the Centre for Learning Resources
- The Director of Financial Services Department
- The Director of the Centre for System & Information Services
- The Director Centre for Research and Development
- The Director of Strategic Business Unit
- The Director of Academic Planning Unit
- The Director of Quality Assurance and Academic Standard
- The Director Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies
- The Deputy Registrar
Covenant University academic programmes are run in two Colleges and six schools. The Colleges, Schools and Programmes are as follow:
College of Development Studies
- School of Business
- Banking And Finance
- Business Management
- School of Social Sciences
- Economics And Development Studies
- Political Science & International Relations
- School of Human Resource Development
- Mass Communication
College of Science and Technology
- School of Natural and Applied Sciences
- Computer & Management Information Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- School of Environmental Sciences
- Building Technology
- Estate Management
- School of Engineering and Technology
- Chemical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Electrical & Information Engineering (EIE)
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
School of Postgraduate Studies
Covenant University runs postgraduate programmes in the entire courses list above.
The University is situated on it main and only campus in Canaanland, Ota, where all it academic activities takes place.
Also included in the sports facilities are;
- Swimming pool
- Lawn tennis court
- Basket ball court
- Football pitch
- Volley ball court etc.
Covenant University’s Centre for Learning Resources, otherwise known as the University’s Library, is situated between the female Hall of Residence Dorcas Hall and Esther Hall areas of the campus, and directly opposite the University's chapel. The total floor area of the complex is 11,300m/2. It is designed as a glass structure. It is located amidst the college buildings, the University Chapel and the Halls of Residence. It is able to accommodate up to 3000 readers and about 500 research staff and postgraduate
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