Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) is a conventional academic institution whose vision seeks to keep aflame the pursuit of Knowledge, Excellence and the spirit of enquiry. AKSU also offers opportunities for Learning and Leadership, Service and Self-actualization to all mankind, towards a Peaceful, Humane, Prosperous and just Society.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Meet the new Vice Chancellor of Covenant University


Prof. Aderemi Atayero

Prof. Aderemi Aaron-Anthony Atayero has been appointed as the fourth substantive vice-chancellor of the Covenant University. Secretary of the University’s apex governing body, the Board of Regents Pastor Chioma Okwuanyi made this known on Friday, on behalf of the board chairman and chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo.

The announcement was made at a special meeting of principal officers, deans, directors and heads of departments of the university. Prof. Atayero replaced Prof. Charles Ayo, whose tenure elapsed last month.

On how the Board of Regents arrived on the choice of Prof.  Atayero, Pastor Okwuanyi said the board, at a recent meeting to consider a number of eminent professors from Covenant University, decided to limit the choice to the products of the university to allow for continuity.
“Somebody who has been in the system who knows where Prof.  Ayo stopped, and start building from that foundation,” the secretary to the Board of Regents explained.
Bishop David Oyedepo

The announcement was greeted with a thunderous applause from the audience, including Prof.  Ayo, who described the day as symbolic in the annals of the university. It would have been disheartening, he said, if the university had to look elsewhere to pick his successor.

He acknowledged the contributions of all present, while expressing satisfaction that he has bequeathed a university where faculty, staff and students can walk with their heads held high across the continent of Africa.

“I congratulate the incoming vice-chancellor. Actually, we started the journey together… I therefore have no doubt whatsoever that Prof.  Atayero will be able to move the university forward at a faster rate having been part and parcel of the Vision,” 

He subsequently presented his handover note titled, ‘On the Wings of a Prophetic Verdict: Vision 10:2022’ to Prof.  Atayero.

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