Shell Petroleum donates Books to Covenant University
Four officials from Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited led by Professor Oluyinka Ogunsanya visited the University on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.
The purpose of the visit, according to the Team Leader was to contribute the Company’s quota to the advancement of research and to create awareness of its graduate programme among the students.
On behalf of the Company, Professor Ogunsanya presented 205 current books of different titles covering Electrical/Electronics and Chemical Engineering with the hope of adding to the resources of the library and thereby enriching research in the University.
Professor Ogunsanya also informed the University Management that Shell had established four Centres of Excellence in Nigeria in the area of Material Science, Geosciences, Environmental and Chemical Sciences.
Receiving the books on behalf of the University, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan, noted that the University has grown by leaps and bounds and would like to see the two organizations collaborate to raise a new generation of leaders.
Professor Obayan also informed the visitors that the University would soon open its School of Postgraduate Studies to the external context.
The Shell team also met top final year Engineering students to brief them on the Company’s graduate awareness programme and on how they could be recruited into the Company. They were advised to keep up the moral values which had been inculcated in them by the University because Nigeria is in dire need of leaders with integrity.