This was revealed by the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Professor Julius Okojie, and contained in the commission’s memo obtained by our correspondent on Friday.
Okojie was quoted as saying that the outcome of the aptitude test for First Class graduates of Nigerian universities for sponsorship to 25 top universities in the world under the Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development, which was in its second phase, showed that Covenant University emerged as overall best with 19 out of the 200 students, set to benefit from the scheme in the current year.
He further noted that this feat, which Covenant University also achieved in the maiden edition of the scheme, meant that the university was producing quality graduates in the Nigerian university system. He commended the university for its extensive use of ICT in teaching and learning process.
It will be recalled that Covenant University’s First Class graduates came tops at the maiden edition of the scheme, producing 10 out of the 101 candidates that were selected in the final aptitude test for PRESSID.
In his response to the news, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, said the feat was a validation of the university’s efforts in producing qualitative graduates for the global community. He reiterated the university’s confidence in the quality of its First Class degree graduates, expressing confidence in their capabilities.
He appreciated God for “always confirming His vision with infallible proofs” and expressed optimism that the university would in no distant future be ranked among the top 10 universities in the world, “in fulfilment of the prophesy that had gone before it.” (Punch)