CAN YOU HANDLE THE COVENANT STANDARD?
A visit to Covenant University is always a unique experience for both parents and aspiring students. It is an adventure into a world of uncommon realities. Therefore, to qualify students for personal success and direct usefulness in life; and to promote the culture of excellence and an uncommon influence on humanity and civilization, the University has invested massively towards providing an enabling environment that would aid quality teaching and sound moral values. At Covenant University, you are sure to emerge as a new generation Leader – giving direction to the world. Step into Covenant University and experience Royalty.
Our Core Values
The University is bound by certain core values that guarantee the success of its students. These core values further ensure that our graduates emerge as shining stars in their world.
MATCHING: You versus COVENANT
Ask any Admissions Officer at Covenant, and he or she will tell you that, while good grades and scores are both essential, it is really your compliance rating that really drives our selection process. Understandably, you might be wondering, what really defines our “Compliance Rating”?
Here are key components:
ALIGNMENT WITH COVENANT'S MISSION TO RAISING A NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS.
Remember that there are many ways to making a world leader – we are not looking for applicants who already possess the key leadership traits, but those committed to developing it.
COLLABORATIVE & COOPERATIVE SPIRIT.
Collaboration and cooperation are virtues you cannot but see all over our campus. Fostering a collaborative environment is an integral part of the Covenant community. This is also seen in the fact that every student has a course adviser who is available to offer mentorship and support.
Research projects and inspiring lectures are not simply handed to students on silver platters here. Opportunities abound at Covenant, but they must be seized. For those students who take initiative – who take advantage of what has been made available to them – Covenant’s resources are unparalleled.
TAKING STEPS OF FAITH
Covenant prides itself in being blessed with an army of people who are not afraid to fail, people who dare the impossible, believe the incredible, and deliver the unusual. When people take steps of faith in life, they learn resilience as a result – because the steps of faith always lead to success. The most creative and successful people – and Covenant is loaded with them – know that success is a must and give their best to make things happen, which is why they stay focused and do not give up on their goals until they are ultimately realized.
Covenant is an active place for uncommon creativity. Getting your hands busy and trying something new is often the best way to actualise success. We apply theoretical knowledge to real-world problems here. We are not just teaching mathematics, but delivering “life-matics”. In other words, you should not just enjoy thinking, you should also enjoy doing.
INTENSITY, CURIOSITY AND EXCITEMENT
You should invest in the things that really mean something to you and that would impact positively on the world around you. Explore! Choose quality over quantity – you do not have to do a million things to get into University. Put your heart into a few things that you truly care about and that will be enough. Be hungry for knowledge!
THE ATTITUDE AND CHARACTER OF THE COVENANT UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
Our community comprises of good and highly spiritual people. They are people who take care of each other and lift up each other; People who inspire one another to work and dream beyond their potential. We are looking at bringing in people who by nature will sustain the qualities of the Covenant University community.
REMEMBER THAT NO ONE’S PROFILE – NO MATTER HOW IMPRESSIVE
– REPRESENTS “THE PERFECT MATCH.”
We obviously want people who have the fear of God, training, stamina, and passion for the long haul. At the same time, we want each and every one intending to be a Covenant University student to add something useful or intriguing to the team; from a wonderful temperament or sense of humour, to compelling personal experiences, to a wide range of individual gifts, talents, interests, and achievements. We are emphatically not looking for a batch of identical perfect marathon races; we are looking for a richly varied team of capable people who will support, surprise and inspire one another.
Covenant University is situated at Kilometer 10, Idiroko Road, Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State.
Covenant University Community
Covenant community is blessed with a serene, neat, and quiet environment. Covenant University is surrounded with natural air from evergreen vegetation paved with beautiful gardens of flowers and trees. Its roads and drainages are well planned, while the streets are made safe with street lights, road signs, and direction for easy navigation around the campus. Its buildings are well structured and furnished with modern and state-of-the-art facilities that make every student’s stay on campus a haven of royalty.
Covenant is also involved in other activities different from the academics. There are recreational activities which are either indoor or outdoor. Outdoor activities include Football, Skating, Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball, etc.
The indoor activities include playing Chess, Ludo, Checkers, and Cards, etc.
All these and many more spice up the social life of students on campus.
Community service in Covenant is a Corporate Social Responsibility (though not compulsory) an individual student, a group of students, faculty and staff engage in for the purpose of giving back to the community in which the institution operates.
Covenant engages in different types of community service, in which students also participate. There is (DODOS) David Oyedepo Day of Service, (CUCDII) Covenant University Community Development Initiative Impact, Project One Million Souls, Hope Foundation, etc.
This set of leaders oversees the affairs of students on campus. They speak on behalf of the students. They also help to encourage their fellow students academically by organizing tutorials, meetings, and academic seminars.
The Chaplaincy is a body made up of highly spiritual individuals who take up the responsibility of ensuring a spiritual environment on campus. They are responsible for coordinating chapel services, night devotions, and foundation for fortune that takes place on every floor of each hall. We have the Chaplain, Student Chaplain (male and female), Assistant Student Chaplain (male and female), Floor Chaplains on each floors of every Hall, and Hall Chaplains for each Hall.
HEBRON BIBLE FOUNDATION (HBF)
They teach students things about the bible and exams would be taken to know their level of understanding. Attendance is taken seriously because it is used when issuing certificates.
The Covenant Choir is not just a group of singers but an army of music ministers committed to bringing down the glory of God on campus. These include Realms of Glory Choir, Contemporary Choir, Levites, and the Classical Choir, among others.
Service units within the Chaplaincy include: Reflection Unit (dancing group), Sanctuary Unit (vine yard tenders), Decorative Unit, Hospitality Unit (welcome people to service and do other things), and Communion Unit, Ushering Unit, Attendance Unit, Technical Unit (Olive Media), (CUET) Covenant University Evangelism Team and (CUTG) Covenant University Theatre Group.
OUR UNIQUE PROGRAMMES
This is known as Entrepreneurial Development Studies. It is a one (1) unit course that equips students with the basic concepts of entrepreneurship. This helps students think about the problems they can solve and how they can go about solving them. It is designed to reduce the unemployment rate of young university graduates by equipping students for business ownership and to become solution providers.
Total Man Concept is basically about man and his/her environment. This enables students to know more about their unique self and talents. It helps them to know who they are, what they have to give and how important they are. It also creates some form of awareness about their environment. TMC also has its other part - TMC Jogging. This is designed to improve students’ fitness on Campus.
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND ACTIVITIES
It is a Radio station that involves wide student participation. Hebron FM is a student trainee station in the department of Mass Communication, established to facilitate the flow of information in form of news within and outside of the campus.
Our medical services are unique and standard. The health care of the students is of great importance to the school. All fresh students undergo a series of mandatory medical tests. The University also has various ties with health organizations such as the Red Cross Society. Health Care delivery is at its very best in Covenant University. Students also register as members of the Red Cross Society group on campus. Occasionally, students undergo medical check-ups to ensure and ascertain their wellness and state of health. The fulcrum of this unique health care delivery is the Medical Centre. It has up to date facilities with competent and qualified medical practitioners (of diverse specializations) such as doctors, nurses, and other health workers. It is an ultra-modern center with state-of-the-art facilities to attend to any health situation that may arise. It provides health care services to all students, staff and faculty, and also the neighboring communities of the University.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT (SBU)
This is the Unit that anchors the commercial hub of the University’s community. It has a central shopping mall located around the Faith tabernacle in Canaan Land, with a medium shopping mall within the University Chapel Building. It stocks a wide range of local and international products.
This is the place where meals are bought; people do relax and eat in there too. There are two Cafeterias on campus; Café 1 and Café 2.
Café 1 is centrally located and surrounded by the halls of residence. It is the most used cafeteria by the students. It has variety of food, fruits, drinks, snacks, chops, etc. The different spots in Café 1 includes the "Bashan section" (for chicken, salad, porridge, turkey, gizzard, Chinese rice, solid meal, etc.), the "Sharon section" (with rice, dry beans, porridge beans, spaghetti, fish, gizzard, chicken, yam, etc.), the Nigerian solid meal side (amala, eba, pounded yam, poundo yam, fufu, with egusi, efo riro, ewedu, gbegiri, ect), the soft drinks spot, the ice – cream and pop corn side, the "ewa-g" section, the fruit spot, the small chops spot, the sharwama spot, the pizza spot and the suya spot.
Faculty and staff mostly use café 2, but there is also a section for students. It is situated near the colleges, and very close to the Covenant University Center for Research Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID) Building. Because of its uniqueness in terms of construction, it is also used for wedding receptions, engagement programmes, dinners, and other events.
This is an extended arm of the SBU. It is located at the basement of the University Chapel and has annexes within the halls of residence. It stocks a wide variety of items that can swiftly meet the needs of the students even while in the halls of residence.
Covenant University Bakery is a modern facility foray of equipment, modern instruments, and machines that caters for the confectionery needs across the University community. Its products include; sliced bread, cookies, scorn, bread, fruity bread, wheat bread etc. It is located within Canaan Land.
This is the table water production factory servicing the University community with hygienic table water. It has in its production line other soft drinks called, the Hebron drinks, Hebron tasty time, Hebron yogurt etc.
These mini outlets on campus where students can get refreshments around the lecture rooms, before the commencement of a class or after the end of a lecture. It is also another avenue where students can relax before or after lectures. They are stocked with finger foods, snacks, drinks, fruits, packs of meals, etc. They are located in each halls of residence, Colleges, and the Lecture theaters.
TRADITIONS AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE
Covenant is comfortable and secure. The residential environment in Covenant is calm and neat. There are different categories of hall officials in various halls. At Covenant University, students are expected to always dress corporately and decently. There is zero tolerance for behaviours that do not portray royalty and godlikeness. Fighting, stealing, assault, theft, violence, examination malpractice are not permitted among students. Please See Student Handbook.