For the third consecutive time, Covenant University has emerged tops in the Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development.
The university produced 11 First Class graduates among the 102 successful candidates for the 2015/2016 academic session of the programme, as published by the National Universities Commission and signed by the chairman, PRESSID Implementation Committee, Prof. Julius Okojie.
Remarking, the CU Vice-chancellor, Prof Charles Ayo, said the success had again validated the excellent academic programmes of the university, adding that it was also a proof that the university was inching closer to the realisation of its vision to be listed among the 10 leading universities in the world by the year 2022.
Meanwhile, Global Health Catalyst Initiative, an international organisation, has considered Covenant University as a key partner in the application of Information and Communications Technology to cancer care, research and education in Africa.
The move was made during the recently concluded 2015 Global Summit on Cancer at Dana Ferber Centre, Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States, where CU’s Vice-Chancellor was a guest speaker.
The Summit was organised to deliberate on and seek solution to the growing global burden of cancer in Africa. It was also aimed at fostering collaboration among researchers and stakeholders in the research of the diseases around the world.
Professor Ayo, in his paper, highlighted the huge potentials of CU in becoming a major partner in the realisation of the use of ICT for cancer care, research and education.
He also gave details of past and ongoing endeavours of the software Engineering and ICT Research Clusters in the university in using mobile technology for medical adherence and e-health, which could easily be adapted to the area of cancer care in Africa.
To further cement its position as a leading academic institution in Nigeria and beyond, the management of the institution in a separate development, Thursday, announced the elevation of Jonathan Aremu to the position of a professor of International Economic Relations.
Aremu, a seasoned economist, was a one-time acting Vice-Chancellor of the university.