Birmingham City University Chief Visits Covenant University Business School
Covenant University’s Business School has continued to enjoy unprecedented attraction from similar Schools abroad. Recently, the School was at the centre of discussions during the visit of the Director, International Collaboration Programme of Birmingham City University (BCU) Business School, Dr. Osita Chukwulobelu to the University.
Dr. Chukwulobelu, who had a meeting with the Management team of Covenant University, said he was in the University as part of actions to set in motion activities that would give life to the Memorandum of Understanding his University is to sign with Covenant University, on the heels of their trip to the United Kingdom.
Dr. Chukwulobelu stated that Birmingham City University Business School would seek to partner with Covenant University on the improvement of study materials such as joint textbook publication, case study, e-learning teaching modules, among others.
He envisioned that the collaboration between the two Universities would lead to joint authorship of text that would spell out the true nature of doing business with the African business environment as the focus of relevant cases to be referenced.
According to him, “There are materials which are Africa specific that you can readily have access to that we cannot. All we need to do is to access these materials, which would become a guide in tailoring finance study materials that are Nigeria specific, but would still be subjected to the general principles of all Postgraduate schools”.
“I am very happy that we would be sharing resources in postgraduate programme in this regards,” he added.
The Director, International Collaboration Programme of BCU said the staff exchange initiative of the collaboration would foster a transfer of know-how to the younger Faculty of both Universities and also afford the Senior Faculty the opportunity to give specialized lectures, bringing their experiences from another clime to bear on issues of business. In addition, Dr. Chukwulobelu said that research collaborations could be at individual or institutional levels, which would involve teachings. He promised to relate with Covenant University on the possible research clusters available for partnership.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Dr. Taiwo Abioye, representing the Vice-Chancellor at the meeting appreciated Dr. Chukwulobelu on the warm reception accorded the Covenant University Management team at BCU.
Dr. Abioye stated that Covenant University is very happy to enter into such a laudable partnership with Birmingham City University. According to her, “We want to believe that this is only the beginning of great things to come and it is also our strong belief that better things, which would be of mutual benefit, to both Universities, would come out of this partnership”.
Present at the meeting were the Registrar, Dr. Ubong Ntia, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor AAA. Atayero, the Acting Director, Academic Planning Unit, Dr. Akan Williams, Deans of Colleges, Heads of Departments and other Principal Officers of the University.