By Jimoh Smith & Banke Ajibade
According to the latest rankings of Universities in the World recently released by Times Higher Education, Covenant University, a private Christian University located in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria has been ranked as West Africa’s best University and ultimately coming tops as Nigeria’s best University.
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Covenant University is describe on its website as “a growing, dynamic vision-birthed, vision driven University, founded on a Christian mission ethos and committed to pioneering excellence at the cutting edge of learning. We are driven by the compelling vision of raising a new generation of Leaders for the African Continent on the platform of a Holistic, Human Development and integrated learning curriculum, in order to raise Total Men who will go out to develop their world. Our Core-Values of Spirituality, Possibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Integrity, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice are what defines our commitment to excellence.”
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Founded in February 2002 by Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church, the University has since 2016 been recording landmark achievements. Notable among these are the following: entering the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking (WUR) for as the Best West African University and the 6th African University; entering the THE Subject Rankings in Business & Economics in the 501+ range among universities globally; entering the same Rankings in Engineering & Technology in the 501-600 range globally as the only Nigerian Institution; ranked as #151 Globally in THE Emerging Economies Ranking. And most recently, ranked 301+ in the inaugural THE Impact Ranking for 2019. Covenant won a African Development Bank Center of Excellence in ICT slot, and became one of the World Bank Africa Centers of Excellence (ACE-Impact) host Institutions with the Covenant Applied Informatics and Communication (ACE-ApIC) and most recently being recognized by the Times higher Education, World Universities Ranking as the best university in West Africa and Nigeria for 2019.
In this video, we have put together 10 out of the many things you never knew about Covenant University.