Saturday, August 8, 2020

Covenant University Steps Up Aptitude Screening for Prospective Students

A Covenant University faculty, Dr Felix Chiedozie, interviews a candidate during the screening exercise.

Admission process into West Africa’s No.1 University, Covenant, has commenced in earnest, with the mandatory scholastic aptitude screening of applicants.

The Covenant University Scholastic Aptitude Screening (CUSAS) is a mandatory screening test of the institution for prospective students. It is held once a year before the beginning of the academic year.

However, unlike previous years, this year’s CUSAS is being held virtually in observance of the social distance rule occasioned by the COVID-19 caused by a new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) previously unidentified in humans.

Covenant has been able to transmute seamlessly from the usual physical screening to the virtual, courtesy the state-of-the-art Information Communication Technology infrastructure of the University.

According to the Chairman, CUSAS 2020, Professor Kolawole Ajanaku, the screening exercise had been seamless since it started on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. “Screening of candidates has been hitch-free because, at Covenant, we are used to ICT. Since COVID-19 started, we’ve been on virtual, delivering lectures to our students and having meetings and conferences. So, I believe that’s the way to go,” he stated.

Not less than 3,000 candidates had at the time of filing this report indicated an interest in participating in the 2020 CUSAS. Professor Ajanaku said that the University sent conditions for successful screening to candidates, and he encouraged parents and guardians to provide the necessary equipment and data for their wards to ensure a smooth exercise.

Covenant had consistently been the most subscribed private institution by candidates seeking admission into Nigerian universities. Competition is keen for admission to study in Covenant owing to the cutting edge world-class education and infrastructural facilities on offer at the institution.

Validations of the excellent education on offer at Covenant had not been in short supply. The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Adamu Abubakar Rasheed, stated that “Universities all over the world - the good ones - are ranked by reputations. This University is building a reputation, and the chief builder of this reputation is Dr David O. Oyedepo. Without the exploits of Covenant University, the initiative of allowing private individuals or organisations to run universities, taken many years ago, would have been a grand failure”.

At 401-500, Covenant University is the highest-ranked Nigerian institution in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The University is ranked 4th in Africa and 1st in West Africa. The NUC and professional bodies fully accredit all her programmes.

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