UPSA and Covenant University open talks on new academic collaboration

The Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University (CU) in Nigeria, Professor Abiodun Humphrey Adebayo, has paid a one-day working visit to the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

The visit on Tuesday offered the two institutions the opportunity to open discussions on possible collaborations while exploring new academic opportunities of mutual benefit.

Prof Adebayo, who is also a member of the governing board of the Association of African Universities (AAU), remarked that his visit was also to deepen existing ties between CU and UPSA.

He commended the management of UPSA for making deliberate efforts to position the university as a world-class higher education provider in both academic and professional disciplines.

“I must say you are doing great,” Prof. Adebayo said. “But we can do greater things if we work together. Covenant University and UPSA have a lot in common, so we can leverage our uniqueness to take our respective institutions to the next level.”

The Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Prof. Abednego F. O. Amartey, interacting with Prof. Abiodun Adebayo from Covenant University. Present at the meeting were some deans from the various faculties.

Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Prof Abednego F. O. Amartey, thanked Prof Adebayo for his visit, describing it as timely and very fruitful.

He said Covenant University and UPSA have enjoyed some good relationships over the past few years, and it was time the relationship was taken a notch higher.

Prof Amartey mentioned that CU, just like UPSA, is among a few universities that rely on internally generated funds to meet their developmental needs.

Prof. Amartey said: “It is great to have like-minded people around you. UPSA’s principle of self-reliance is what has brought us thus far, and we are happy to partner with an institution that equally believes in and shares our dream.”

Prof. Abiodun Adebayo [left], Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University, taking a tour of the Joshua Alabi library at UPSA. With him is the Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Prof Okoe Amartey.

Prof Abiodun Adebayo later toured some facilities on campus, visiting the Joshua Alabi Library, the Justice Aryeetey Lecture Block, the Kofi Ohene-Konadu Auditorium, the J.K. Antwi Astroturf, the Students’ Center, and the Ewuntoma Medical Centre.

Covenant University is a private Christian university in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. It is affiliated with Living Faith Church Worldwide and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of African Universities, and the National Universities Commission.

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