Covenant University, Ogun, State, Abeokuta
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Covenant University is a part of the Liberation Commission that God gave to the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Bishop David Oyedepo, (Ph.D.) some years ago. The appropriate forms of intent to establish a private university was submitted to the National Universities Commission (NUC) in March 2000 and by July 15th 2001, the verification team of the National Universities Commission came for the inspection of facilities and programmes. On 12th February 2002, the Federal Government officially presented the certificate, which granted Covenant University the license to operate as a private University in Nigeria.
Covenant University is a growing, dynamic vision-birthed, vision driven University, founded on a Christian mission ethos and committed to pioneering excellence at the cutting edge of learning. We are driven by the compelling vision of raising a new generation of Leaders for the African Continent on the platform of a Holistic, Human Development and integrated learning curriculum, in order to raise Total Men who will go out to develop their world. Our Core-Values of Spirituality, Possibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Integrity, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice are what defines our commitment to excellence.
By the 21st of October 2012, Covenant University will turns ten years . Our experiences over the last ten years strongly indicate the great potential we have as a University in instituting a learning context that is rich in educational opportunities, research and scholarship. Our aim is to build a world-class university that will be a pride of Africa as well as take its place among the Ivory league Universities on the global platform.
Our mandate as a University is to revolutionize the educational landscape of Africa. Ours is indeed a rescue mission in education, driven on the platform of Christian ethos and life transforming values. The integration of the fundamental requirements stipulated by academic and professional quality assurance bodies, a global-outlook and impact driven learning emphasis, provides a powerful synergy for empowerment in enabling the inculcation of intellectual and creative abilities via a platform of a solid commitment to self-discovery.
The Objectives of Academic Affairs Office
To provide excellent atmosphere for academic sojourn and academic practice through provision of most current information for efficient academic interaction. This is accomplished through the following Units:
The Academic Registration Unit
The Academic Registration Unit through interaction and collaborative effort with College Officers, Heads of Units, etc. develops measures and implements University decisions as relates to students’ academic improvement, retention and graduation.
All Students are expected to pay the prescribed sessional fees on or before resumption and the Unit ensures compliance to this provision before students are allowed to participate in any University activity.
The first three days of resumption are usually dedicated to registration. The process takes students through the following registration points:
Finance Office to confirm that all required and prescribed fees have been paid;
College Office to collect registration kit containing registration forms and information bulletin;
Course Advisers to get appropriate advice/counsel for the type of courses available, required, compulsory and elective;
Head of Department for monitoring and signing of registration forms;
Dean of College to approve and counter- sign the students registration forms;
Data centre for students to personally input the courses registered for into the University Central Computer System;
Academic Affairs Office for students to submit copies of registration forms and computer print – out of registered courses; all of which are kept in the students’ personal files in the Registry for future and record purposes;
Student Affairs Office where the student is allocated a bed space in the Hall of Residence; and
Health Centre where students are examined and their medical records collected and stored in the system for future use.
The Academic & Course Administration Unit
This Unit directs and manages the administrative functions related to the various academic programs, policies and services which respond to the academic development and retention needs of students. It is concerned with improving communication and coordination between the Registry, Student Affairs and the Colleges; as well as improving and strengthening academic advising at all levels.
The Unit also assists students with certain challenges ranging from finance to health, who could no longer continue their studies and wish to defer or suspend their programs. Applications are usually collected from such students and processed for Senate approval. Letters of such approval are given to affected students stating conditions for resumption and deferment period.
The University attaches great importance to attendance of students at classroom lectures; hence the Academic Administration Unit monitors students’ compliance to the lecture Attendance requirement. Each lecturer is made to record each student’s regularity and punctuality in class. Such students’ records are compiled by College Officers for onward transmission to the Senior Assistant Registrar ( Academics) who will scrutinize it to discover erring students and recommend appropriate sanctions. The University insists that students should record 90% attendance, any student with 75% to 90% is sanctioned while a student who records less than 75% attendance in any course is deemed to have failed that course.
Any student wishing to change his/her course can do so within two weeks of resumption provided he/she satisfies all University requirements for the desired course. The student will have to pay the appropriate fees, fill all necessary forms and get required approval from all necessary quarters before appearing at the Academic Affairs Office for confirmation of such change of course.
In addition, the Academic Administration Unit supervises matters relating to matriculation and graduation and ensures that all students are given unique matriculation numbers which they use throughout their stay in the University.
The Senate Affairs Unit
Presently, the Academic Affairs Office coordinates the activities of the University Senate as follows:
It sensitises all University Departments and Units concerning matters of Senate attention
It receives and processes submissions from the Departments and Units for Senate consideration.
It arranges regular meetings of the Business Committee of Senate to look into the submissions and make recommendations to Senate.
It arranges for regular meetings of the Senate.
It keeps proper records of all matters relating to Senate Meetings – Attendance Register, Minutes Book, Papers for consideration etc.
It issues memos to different Units of the University informing of Senate decisions.
It monitors to ensure that Senate decisions and resolutions are carried out to specification.
EXAMINATIONS AND RECORDS
a) Providing a virile, functional and accessible record based unit
b) Supervising and co-coordinating a hitch free semester and mild-semester examinations of the university
c) Monitoring compliance with all university rules and regulations on conduct of examinations
d) Oversees periodic communication of student academic learning performances to parents, sponsors and scholarship granting institutions
e) Processing of transcripts of examination results to requesting institutions as prompted by students or employers.
Description OF Modus Operandi
The Examination and Record Unit is headed by a Senior Assistant Registrar who is assisted by some officers saddle with the responsibilities of keeping students personal files and records.
Other records include past examination question papers, answer booklets and marking schemes.
Record keeping spans across the two existing Colleges in the University that is College of Development Studies and College of Science and Technology.
Mode of keeping records is through manual and electronic.
A record room is set aside as a store where the above listed items are kept manually carefully arranged on Shelves and marked according to the College Department, Programme, and Level.
The University examines the Students in two major examinations per Semester. The first is the Continuous assessment test usually referred to as the Mid-Semester examination and secondly, the end of semester examination.
There are other forms of assessment by the Course lecturers as approved by their departments and this may take the form of projects, researches and essays.
Examination results are regularly forwarded to parents and guardians as soon as the Senate approves the examination results while copies are manually kept in Student personal files and also stored electronically.
1. Maintenance of student files and record
2. Custodian of past examination answer booklets, questions and marking schemes
3. Supervises the conduct, monitoring and provision of other logistic support for all university examinations.
4. Ensuring strict adherence to rules and regulations governing all examinations as spelt out in the University examination hand book
5. Represents the Registry in examination committees and other related committees or assignments bordering on examination issues.
6. Serves as linkage between colleges departments, units, Committees and students on matters involving information on records
7. Handles Correspondence with and from parents on results and related matters
8. Processes and issues transcripts to institutions and corporate bodies as may be requested by the applicant.
9. Performs other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned from time to time by the Registrar.
ACADEMIC PLANNING UNIT
The vision of the Unit is established as a standard in line with National Universities Commission’s (NUC) laid down rules and regulations as stipulated in the NUC Management manual. This vision has been mapped out along with University’s vision as listed below.
2.Achieving Cutting Edge Performance
3.Producing Quality Students
4.Achieving Staff Engagement in the Vision Implementation
5.Making Community Impact
The objectives have always been alive and in line with the University core values – Spirituality, Mentality, Capacity-building, Integrity, Responsibility, Discipline and Sacrifice.
On February 27th, 2005 the National University Commission paid an accreditation visit to the University and on March 28th, March 2005 the breaking news of the University successful accreditation exercise was released to the nation with the accreditation of all the (16) sixteen programmes presented for the exercise. They are Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, Architecture, Estate Management, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Marketing, Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management, Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Mass Communication, English Language, Psychology. The following programmes got full accreditation – Architecture, Computer Sciences, English Language, Business Administration, Marketing, Industrial Relations & Human Resources Management whereas the others all got interim statuses. Thanksgiving services were offered in the Faith Tabernacle and the University chapel at different times and a World Press Conference was called to highlight the pursuit of distinction, the University next target after accreditation for us to maintain our status quo.
The Centre for Systems and Information Services (CSIS) was formed from the inception of the University in the year 2002. We are a service Department offering a number of facilities to the staff and students of Covenant University.
CSIS seeks to address the connectivity and harnessing of the emerging technologies to enhance research capacity. Modernizing the infrastructure and services that support research activities of the institute is therefore a priority of the Department.
Our first point of contact is the ICT Help Desk where we provide effective frontline support to all internal and external end-users in a timely manner. We communicate regularly with customers to update their call progress, monitor and test fixes to ensure that challenges are resolved. The centre also makes available remote access to the systems, logs requests from any caller in a well-designed format that gives details of the caller’s ID and his or her needs, logs details of the officer that may be directed to attend to this request online, gives technical directives to callers on how to resolve certain issues and submits the logged requests to HSS, Network Administrator or Head, Telecoms Unit as may be required.
The Vision of CSIS is to become a world class centre of excellence where the potential of ICT is harnessed to transform the institution into an automated work environment that supports research and development to provide a customer-centred ICT and Business Development service that:
- Is responsive to the needs of a diverse range of users
- Is a valued and integral part of the University’s academic and business processes
- Provides the lead in access to electronic forms of information
- Exploits technology to its full potential
- Leads and manages business process review in the University
- Provides leadership in the area of ICT to help ensure the effective use of academic and business information systems within the University
- Provide packages that will give solution to the University’s electoral matters that can equally be extended to the national level
- Provides electronic e-Payment for financial operations.
- Provides electronics e-Learning, e-Health, e-Examination e-Administration for the internal and external university communities.
The Mission of CSIS is to provide, coordinate, and facilitate the use of technology and information resources to the satisfaction of the institution and its stakeholders and to improve and maintain the local area network (LAN) and to liaise with external suppliers and providers of ICT goods and services to provide computing, information, and telecommunications services and support at Covenant University.
- Professional and friendly
- Proactive as well as reactive
- Customer focused
- Collaborative and sharing
- Challenging and supportive
- Forward looking
Modernizing the infrastructure and services that support research activities of the institution is a priority of CSIS.
Objectives are therefore:
- To lead, manage and develop ICT in Covenant University
- To provide excellent customer centred services that are responsive to the changing needs of the user
- To maintain an effective staff development programme to ensure that ICT staff continue to develop the necessary skills to provide high-quality services and support
- To actively contribute to the University’s Sustainability agenda
- To contribute to the University’s Change agenda by promoting the effective use of ICT and leading a number of reviews of business processes within the University
- To create and maintain data in the MIS system
- To manage and coordinate the entry of data into various database systems including students’ record/portal
- To develop database applications to support the internal programs
- To continue analyzing of the University’s activities for automation
- To undertake various data processing needs of the University
- To plan and implement training activities for the various units
- To collect and collate data and produce reports needed by external bodies and agencies like: WAEC, NECO, NYSC, NUC, JAMB and other professional bodies
Activities of CSIS
- Provision of hardware & software
- Automation of core services
- Maintenance of server functions for email, internet, databases, file storage and administration
- ICT Policy & Strategy development and implementation
- Data management services
- Technical Support Services
- Website design and development
- Provision of intercom for communications within the University with external community
- Maintenance of intercommunication equipment for the University
- Provision of Constant Intranet and Internet connectivity for both staff and student use
- Management of the University Portal
- Application development
- Data processing
- Provision and management of electronics teaching aid
- Provision and management of video conferencing and virtual learning.
Entrepreneurial Development Studies (EDS) is a custom-built programme in Covenant University. The programme is an all semester programme and compulsory for all students of the University irrespective of the student’s chosen field of study. It involves both theory and practical. The operations of the programme are housed in the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies (CEDS).
The Vision of the Centre
The Vision of the Centre is to empower Covenant University graduates entrepreneurially in a bid to make them productive and contribute significantly toward national socio-economic and human development.
The Mission of the Centre
To develop an entrepreneurial spirit, skills and knowledge in the students of Covenant University and others in the external context so as to empower them to become wealth creators. To empower the entire community in a bid to alleviate poverty in its entire ramification.
The Objectives of the Centre
The establishment of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies is in line with the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Vision 20: 20 20 of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The specific objectives include the following:
- Creating and promoting entrepreneurial awareness and opportunities;
- Imparting entrepreneurial skills in the students, staff, and members of the external context in contact with the Centre;
- Enhancing the capacity of potential and practicing entrepreneurs who desire to learn practical skills that will make them self–employed and self-dependent;
- Making employers of labour in Covenant University graduates, thereby depleting unemployment market in Nigeria;
- Stimulating the development and growth of entrepreneurship in Nigeria;
- Provision of market linkages;
- Mentoring of SMEs; and
- Offering supportive programmes to SME operators.
Activities of the Centre
The main activities of the Centre are in three broad categories:
- Coordinating and teaching the theoretical perspectives on entrepreneurship;
- Coordination of practical demonstrations in selected Entrepreneurial fields; and
- Community impact and capacity building initiatives.
- Collaboration with ECOWAS in fostering trans-border exchanges in Entrepreneurship Education.
- Partnership with Tshwane University of Technology on fostering African content in Entrepreneurship Education.
- The National Universities Commission, under the Education Partnership for Africa (EPA) with Essex University, UK, and Bayero University, Kano, is collaborating with Covenant University to host the Knowledge Exchange for Entrepreneurship Education (KEEP) component of the partnership. Under the arrangement, two members of faculty were nominated to represent the University at a stakeholder meeting at University of Essex, UK.
The Centre will seek to form clusters around various pressing issues that are relevant to the needs of our nation in actualizing her Vision 20: 20 20 project. The following research clusters will form the preliminary focus of the Centre: Food Processing; Wood, Pulp and Paper Technology; Biotechnology; Environment; and ICT. Students and their academic supervisors will be the focus of the Centre in operating the cluster strategy.
It is my joy and privilege to welcome you to the Covenant University Chaplaincy. Covenant University is a Faith-based University founded on sound Biblical principles. This Department drives with passion the arrowhead of the core values this Jesus Varsity is known for, that is, spirituality. Raising a new Generation of Leaders is only truly possible by staying connected with the author of true Leadership, the Almighty God. Our focus in the Chaplaincy is to enable all make that connection and stay connected.
VISION, MISSION AND OBJECTIVES
In pursuance of the goal of raising a New Generation of Leaders, the Chaplaincy has set for itself the following objectives and guiding philosophies:
- Global Prominence:We plan to evolve a system that will position CU Chapel as one of the best Christian students’ fellowships in the world by investing maximally in spiritual exercises.
- Graduating Spiritually Sound Students: Our goal is to raise the spiritual standard of our students by generating in them a thirst for the word of God, prayer, fellowship, meditation etc since we understand that spiritual soundness translates to mental excellence.
- Community Impact: We intend to intensify our support and encouragement for outreach programmes by the students in order to allow the external community benefit from the impact of what God is doing in their lives.
- Corporate Culture: We shall intensify the corporate culture during all our chapel services to make all students truly see and believe in the royal nature that they possess as Kings and Queens in Hebron.
- Entrench Best Practices and Ethical Benchmarks: We thank God for the setting up of the Spiritual Resource Centre in the University library; many of our students are already patronizing the section. We plan to supply the University with more titles that will enhance the quality of the section. The aim of this approach is to promote the culture of best practice in student ministry.
COVENANT UNIVERSITY CHAPLAINCY
Covenant University has seven (7) Core Values, the arrowhead being Spirituality. The Chaplaincy is saddled squarely with the responsibility of heightening and sustaining the spiritual tone of the University amongst faculty, staff and students alike.
The Chaplaincy is headed spiritually by the Chancellor of the University, Dr. David Oyedepo. The University Chaplain carries out the day to day administrative tasks of the Department alongside his spiritual duties.
The line of reporting of the Chaplaincy is two-fold, spiritually to the Chancellor and administratively to the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar.
The Chaplaincy has a student arm headed by two (2) Student Chaplains, one male and one female each of them has an assistant. They report directly to the Chaplain. The Student Chaplains have direct oversight functions over the various Chapel Service Units which include:
- Contemporary Choir
- Classical Choir
- Ushering Unit
- Hospitality Unit
- Technical Unit
- Covenant University Theatre Group (CUTG)
- Reflections Dance Group
- Attendance Unit
- Evangelism Team
- Prayer Force
- Sanctuary Keepers
- Decoration Unit
- Communion Stewards
- Word Study Unit.
The Functions of the Chaplaincy
The Chaplaincy renders spiritual services to faculty, staff and students of the University as follows:
- Organizes and officiates at students’ Sunday worship service at the University Chapel.
- Organizes and officiates at the University Mid-week
Chapel services on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Renders spiritual counseling to faculty, staff and students.
- Organizes Cell Fellowship for the students and train Cell Leaders who officiate at Cell fellowships.
- Take oversight of the various Chapel services through the Chapel stewards.
- Provides spiritual support for the University’s specialized programs such as the Towards A Total Graduate (TTG) and Total Man Concept (TMC).
- Planning the Week of Spiritual Emphasis for the University community.
- Performs other functions as the University Management deems fit.
Sunday Morning Worship Services
There were two services for all the students which they attend on Hall basis. Five Halls attend the first service (7:00–9:30am) while the remaining five Halls attend the second service (10:00am– 12:30pm). Attendance is mandatory.
Mid-Week Chapel Services
The Mid-week Chapel program is to ensure that staff and students alike stay on fire during the week. The Tuesday Chapel service at 8:00am is for staff and 300 – 500 level students while the Thursday Chapel service at 8:00am is for staff and 100 & 200 level students.
Week of Spiritual Emphasis
This programme is organized once a session in the Omega semester. This a 3-day spiritual program of Word teachings, prayers ministrations and impartation. This programme is for both staff and students.
The Wednesday Cell Fellowship has been a great time of refreshing for all the students. The programme is coordinated by the students themselves and the testimonies from the various locations across the Halls of Residence have been heartwarming.
The Hebron Bible Foundation (HBF)
As part of efforts to enhance the spiritual life of our students, the Student’s Chaplaincy initiated a mini Bible School called Hebron Bible Foundation and makes it a prerequisite for becoming a member of any of the Chapel service Units. HBF has imparted greatly on those who have attended till date.
The Prayer/Evangelism Units also coordinate special prayer conferences which are times of corporate prayers and word impartation for staff and students alike.
Specialized Hall Prayer Conferences
These are special prayer meetings that hold on a Hall to Hall basis once or bi-weekly.
Hour of Destiny
A time of corporate daily prayer lasting one (1) hour when each student, as they have opportunity to attend, is left alone to pray for the University, their families, academics etc.
School of Champions
A time of leadership training which holds once or twice a month on Saturdays from 7-8.30am
Visit the chaplaincy website: chaplaincy.covenantuniversity.edu.ng
Welcome to the web site of Covenant University Counseling Center (CUCC), under the Vice Chancellor’s office. Our staff is available to help Covenant University’s students, employees and their family members solve personal, social, and academic problems by providing individual evaluation and counseling. Please visit us at B302 College of Human Development (CHD).
Call extension 2339 or 2352 from CU campus to make an appointment, or visit us in the B302 (adjacent to psychology lab). We help individuals who are dealing with everyday problems related to emotional, relationships, academic, as well as individuals with more serious concerns.
The Counselling Center is here to assist you understand possible roots of your problem, work with you to explore possible solutions or coping strategies or taking responsibility for your personal and academic growth. We believe that you will have more productive and meaningful life and greater academic success if you pay attention to your emotional, relationships and academic goals, your needs and feelings, your relationships with others, and your academic skills.
CUCC exist for the purpose of providing brief counseling and preventative services for Covenant University (CU) community of students, employees and their families. Our mission is to provide wellness, supportive and preventative services.
CUCC consist of following four main units:
- Wellness - Clinical Counselling
- Career Counseling and Job Placement
- Support Services for Students’ with Special Needs
- Outreach and Consultancy
You are welcome to the Covenant University Health Centre. Covenant University Health Centre is strategically located for easy access from all parts of Canaan land including Covenant University.
The facility provides primary and secondary healthcare services to staff and students of the University, and it operates with Thirty Beds spread over three wards.
- A Comfortable patients waiting area,
- Medical Records Office,
- Three Consulting Rooms,
- An adequately equipped operating theatre/Delivery Suite,
- An emergency/treatment Room,
- A well stocked Pharmacy which is open to patients and patrons 24 hours daily.
- A well equipped laboratory which also operates round the clock,
- A standard, well equipped dental suite,
- An optician’s clinic.
Our operations are IT driven to deliver fast and efficient services with excellent, safe, and secure patient’s records and archival system. We also utilize online resources such as Pubmed, Cochrane, Univadis and NICE online (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) for in house training and routine practice.
We are aligned with the Vision of the University which is to “RAISE A NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS”, we believe that this task requires faculty, staff and students are, and remain in a state of physical, mental and emotional Health. In this regards the University Health Centre has a mission to provide a holistic medical package, which is befitting, affordable, and relevant to Covenant University and her environ.
Our Objectives are to give PROMPT and EFFICIENT Medical services to all our patients with waiting time reduced to the barest minimum possible, and the promotion of a healthy living environment, as well as a healthy lifestyle within the University community.
|THE COVENANT UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTRE STAFF PROFILE
|DR. TOOGUN T. O. (Ag. CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER)
||M.B.CH.B. IFE 1992
|DR. OLUSANMI-GRANDEUR TOSIN (SNR. MEDICAL OFFICER)
M.B.B.S IBADAN 2001
|DR. ADEBANJO ADEMOLA OYEYEMI
|| M.B.CH.B. OSU 2004
|DR. ERINFOLAMI OLATOKUNBO OLAMILEKAN
||M.B.CH.B IFE 2005
|DR. OLA MICHAEL OLUDOTUN
|| M.B.CH.B. OSU 2005
|DR. IDACHABA EJURA MERCY
||M. B. BS BENUE 2006
|DR. OJOMO AGBOOLA OLUFUNSHO
|| M. B. CH.B IFE 2006
|DR. ISEOLORUN KANMI TUNDE A.
|| M.B.BS ILORIN 2006
|MRS. BELLO FELICIA OMOWUNMI
||CHIEF NURSING OFFICER
|MRS. JOSHUA GRACE NKECHI
|| ASST. CHIEF NURSING OFFICER
|MRS. AKINOLA F.
||PRINCIPAL NURSING OFFICER
|MRS. KRIKA AVIWOGHO JULIET
|| PRINCIPAL NURSING OFFICER
|MRS. OLULAYE GRACE BOLA
||SENIOR NURSING OFFICER
|MRS. EKEH AGNESTA AZETA
|| SENIOR NURSING OFFICER
|MRS. OBAJOWO MODUPE
||SENIOR NURSING OFFICER
|| SENIOR NURSING OFFICER
|MRS. EKEANYANWU NNAMDI CHINWE
||NURSING OFFICER 1
|MRS UMUDE VIVIAN
||NURSING OFFICER 1
|MRS. AGUNBIADE J.
||NURSING OFFICER 11
|MISS KOLAWOLE FISAYO FOLASHADE
|| NURSING OFFICER 11
|MISS ADENIYI JANET
||NURSING OFFICER 11
||NURSING OFFICER 11
|| NURSING OFFICER 11
||NURSING OFFICER 11
|| NURSING OFFICER 11
|MISS NIKE ASHOWO
||NURSING OFFICER 11
|| NURSING OFFICER 11
MRS. ABIOYE GRACE
MEDICAL RECORDS OFFICER
OLAWOORE FLORENCE IBILOLA
MEDICAL RECORDS OFFICER
MISS OLAGUNJU BIMBO
MEDICAL RECORDS OFFICER
PHARMACIST ABIDEMI OKE
PHARMACIST ODUWOLE A.
MR. WOLE ISAAC
MEDICAL LAB. SCIENTIST 1
MRS. AGUNSOYE CHIOMA
MEDICAL LAB. SCIENTIST 1
MISS OLANIKE OMONAYIN
MEDICAL LAB. SCIENTIST 11
MRS. OSINDAIRO BUKOLA
MEDICAL LAB. TECHNICIAN
MRS. BAMISAYE M.
MEDICAL LAB. TECHNICIAN
MISS FUNKE ADETONWA
MEDICAL LAB. ASSIST.
ACCOUNTS AND ADMIN.
MR. ANTHONY OZOYA
MISS. ADENIRAN OLUWAKEMI
MISS. GLORIA F. AIKENABOR
MR. ATOBATELE EMMANUEL
Directorate of Endowment and Resource Development Services (DERDS) is one of the machinery put in place by the Management of Covenant University to drive Capacity Building that focused on not only acquisition of knowledge with Certification but application, by utilising our endowed resources for the ultimate attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. Leveraging on the Covenant platform in cutting edge in the export zone to every part of the continent with all kinds of products of complete local content.
At DERDS, we seek to drive the strategic business units entrepreneurially-based endeavours and resourceful endowment.
Our innovative business development strategies are tailored towards meeting the ever evolving and dynamic services/product delivery, satisfaction for students and customers/clientele.
It is our operational imperative to collaborate with business-savvy persons and institutions for viable resource development as it relates to our operational outlets such as Canaan Transport Services, Shopping Mall/Supermarkets, Covenant Bakery, Hebron Water Production, Guest House, Canaan Cuisine Fast Food, Cafeterias, and Student Buttery Support Services.
The Directorate of Endowment and Resource Development Services(DERDS) seeks to provide a financially resourceful and enterprising context for Covenant University by profiling self-sufficiency via securing endowment, strategic business and an entrepreneurially-savory community.
The Directorate of Endowment and Resource Development Services (DERDS) will serve as the strategic interface between securing a future-base for the University via robust endowment practices and innovative business development platforms.
(1) To secure a viable resource development base across strategic businesses.
(2) Provision of financial endowment base on securing a future for a viable endowment across various platforms.
(3) Supporting the development of new product ideas.
(4) Identification of projects and ideas that will help to drive the University’s income generation.
(5) Opening up the external business lines for existing products and services.
(6) Creation of product Marketing Channels.
Activities of the Unit
COVENANT UNIVERSITY GUEST HOUSE(CUGH)
CUGH is a friendly ultra modern guest house situated in a beautiful, serene and quiet environment within Covenant University.
80 tastefully furnished rooms with state -of –the- art facilities in the following categories:
- Executive Deluxe Rooms
- Mini Suites
- Standard Rooms
All rooms are networked by intercom, Internet services and satellite television system.
- A standard restaurant offering continental and national dishes, with 24 hours room services.
- A Christian friendly bar.
- A 300 or more capacity auditorium for marriage reception, meetings, seminars and workshops.
- A-50 people capacity mini hall for meetings and conference.
- Laundry services with modern dry cleaning equipment.
- A mini mart for daily need.
- A gym to keep fit and look gorgeous
- Fountain side relaxation spot.
- Car hire service available
- 24 hours power supply
- Well spaced parking lot with adequate security
Shopping Mall is one of the major business units under the Directorate of Endowment and Resource Development Services (DERDS) and it has been operating since the inception of Covenant University.
It is sited strategically in the heart of Covenant University within the CU Chapel Building and is aimed at meeting the day to day needs of the entire community by making household items available all the time and providing essential services.
The items in the Mall ranges from provisions, stationeries, drinks, gift items, toiletries and boutique. We also run a snack bar for students that want something fast.
Shopping Mall also provides some essential students support services such as barbing, hair dressing, tailoring, shoe making, photography, photocopying and call services.
Shopping Mall runs two shifts and opens 7 days of the week
Cafeteria one is primarily set up to produce and serve well balanced meals prepared under hygienic condition for the well being of the student populace in Covenant University. The unit serves varieties of meals which cut across local dishes, continental dishes, pastries and ‘convenience’ foods.
The meals are being prepared by experienced cooks using modern equipment for Industrial cooking. The unit has now introduced the electronic ticketing method through the use of POS machine; which has reduced queues and help in rendering quick service.
The unit serves about 7,000 Students daily at the rate of #150 per plate.
The unit has an average staff of 178 where about, 80% are casuals with about 20% tenure.
Cafeteria two (Cafe 2) is one of the biggest cafeteria in Lagos state and Ogun state serving over 2,000 people everyday. The Cafeteria which first opened its door for business on 18th April, 2006 was birthed to offer quality food service to staff of the university and also meet the demand of students consistently increasing.
Cafe 2 is an arm of catering unit in the Directorate of Endowment and Resource Development Services (DERDS), Covenant University Canaanland Ota, Ogun State.
The birth of Cafe 2 creates employment for Nigerians and her employees are constantly trained to ensure quality products and services are offered to the University community.
The Hebron drink is another unit under DERDS of Covenant University Consultancy Services. It was established in December 2005, to cater primarily for worshippers at Canaanland and Covenant University students. The unit adequately provides Sachet water and Bottle water to Canaanland community.
Hebron drinks are driving towards having distributors nationwide and maintaining high quality products at all times.
Our products range from:
- Sachet water, 50cl bottle water, 75cl bottle water, Black currants flavor drink , Orange flavor drink , 25 litres black currants (communion drink), 1.5litres black currants (communion drink).
Our focus is customers delight and best quality at all times.
Covenant bakery was established in December 2003, to provide quality products for the Student and its community. It is sited in Canaanland Shopping Complex to meet day to day needs of the entire community and Ota environs with quality and hygienic products. The services rendered by Covenant University bakery apart from production of bread, Includes :
i. Training of student
ii. Training of corporate bodies and individuals, to enhance productivity and reduce unemployment rate in the country.
We also produce varieties of products to satisfy and add value to our consumer’s health.
Our product are listed below :
2.Whole Wheat Bread
3.Covenant Corn Bread
7.Covenant Special Fruity
8.Covenant Chocolate Bread
10. Covenant Family Sizes
Our Services includes:
- Intra-city cab service
- Airport pick up/drop
- School pick up/drop
- Office pick up/drop
- Church services pick up/drop (Clients are picked and dropped off on request by calling our hotlines)
- Takes you to special events like weddings, birthdays, parties, picnic, interviews, social visits etc.
Intra-city cab service: This service is designed for passengers to be picked and dropped at random at their destination for a fee.
Directorate of Endowment and Resource Development Services (DERDS) has a road-map to strategically assume the leadership role in powering economically buoyant lines of business nationally and across the nations of Africa continent. Several of our products and services are designed and packaged to satisfy the needs of customers and clientele within and outside Nigeria.
KM. 10 Idiroko Road, Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State,Nigeria