College of Engineering Strengthens Faculty, Staff Capacity for Accreditation Demands
Faculty and staff of the College of Engineering (CoE), Covenant University, would have to be steadfast in the collation of data and ensure maximum cooperation among themselves for the engineering programmes in the University to be given clean bill of health by accreditation bodies.
The Dean, CoE, Professor David Omole, handed down this message to members of the college on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at the opening session of the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) for Engineering Accreditation Workshop for Director, Academic Planning Unit (DAPU), Heads of Departments (HoD), Faculty and Staff.
While stating reasons for the workshop, held inside the multipurpose hall of the Covenant Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies, Professor Omole urged all participants to play their roles very well, as each faculty and staff would be fully responsible for producing documents related to their courses. He added that the submissions were also essential components of their Self-Assessment Reports (SAR) that would be compiled by the HoDs for OBE accreditation.
A facilitator at the workshop, Professor Christian Bolu, said that getting Covenant to be accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) had been one of the main objectives of the Covenant Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero. The immediate past Dean, CoE, added that it was in pursuit of the ABET accreditation that Covenant played host to the International Engineering Alliance, the global body of engineering accreditors.
Another facilitator, Professor Sunday Oyedepo, the immediate past HoD, Mechanical Engineering, noted that accreditation bodies were always very firm when vetting provisions made by an institution for a programme due to their desire to improve the quality of graduates being turned out.
While highlighting the criteria set for the approval of a programme, Professor Oyedepo stated that a programme must score at least 70% in each of the criteria for it to be accredited.