The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has given the engineering programmes of Covenant University, Ota, a clean bill of health few weeks after a team from the council paid a re-accreditation visit to the institution.
COREN in a letter addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof A.A.A. Atayero, conveyed the council’s approval of the university’s undergraduate engineering programmes, which include; Information Communication Engineering and Chemical Engineering. Both programmes were granted full accreditation, which has a five-year validity period.
The letter, signed by the Registrar of COREN, Kamila Maliki, states that there would be random visits by representatives of the council to the university within the validity period to check the state of facilities, while urging the institution to ensure that standards are not only maintained, but improved.
A COREN team led by Julius Olurinola had between October 30 and November 3, 2016 paid a re-accreditation visitation to the university.
Olurinola had at a meeting with the management of the university stated that, “We (COREN) are aware that you have taken engineering as a priority, Covenant University will reach the pinnacle with devotion to improving engineering programmes.”
Responding, Atayero described the re-accreditation visit as an objective exercise, adding that: “We are bench marking with the best universities in the world to make sure we arrive at our desired destination. The most important issue is quality and we are not compromising on that.”
COREN had also in 2012 granted full accreditation status to other engineering programmes of the university such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Civil Engineering.