Covenant University (CU) is a mission university located in Ota, Ogun State in Nigeria. it was founded by Bishop David Oyedepo who is also the Chancellor of the university and Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church also known as Winners Chapel.
This great citadel of learning which was established in the year 2002, has been ranked by the National Universities Commission (NUC) as one of the best university in Nigeria and has a world ranking of 2294 based on webmetrics with its good facilities and academic welfare of the students.
Facilities and Structures
The university has six hostel complexes with different architectural concepts in two years of existence. Four of the residence halls have the format of the seven candlesticks, while the other two are beautiful compounds formed like David’s Star. it also has an array of staff quarters ranging from one bedroom to duplexes made available for members of staff.
The University has an information-age learning center, otherwise known as the university Library. Also, the Center is a support unit dedicated to providing state-of-the-art information technology and communications to students and staffs.
One of the major departments of Covenant University is the student affairs which is a major department that monitors students’ compliance with the rules and regulations in the student handbook. As a mission university, CU has an ultimate goal of creating important elements in man, the university places high value on the spiritual and physical development of its students and staff.
CU has equipped sports facilities like football pitch, table tennis, swimming pool, basketball, volleyball courts, lawn tennis, etc. CU is also one of the affiliated universities of the Nigeria Private University Games Association (NPUGA).
Covenant University runs its academic programs through the collegiate University system. Each college houses various departments. Here are all the courses offered by CU:
College of Business and Social Sciences
The college of Business and Social Sciences formed out from the combination of College of Business Studies (CBS) and College of Human Development (CHD).This College currently comprises of six Department and they are:
- The Departments are Accounting
- Banking and Finance
- Business Management
- Mass Communication
College of Engineering
The College of Engineering (CoE) which is one of the major college in CU, was carved out of the former College of Science and Technology. School of Applied Engineering (SENG) and School of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering (SPCE) make up the College. This college currently has Five departments:
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical and Information Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
College of Leadership Development Studies
The College which was the amalgamation of College of Business Studies (CBS) and College of Human Development (CHD), becoming the College of Development Studies (CDS). The College of Leadership Development Studies (CLDS) came into existence in the 2014/2015 academic session. It was carved out of the former College of Development Studies.This college comprises of Four Departments and they are:
- Political Science and International Relations
- Languages and General Studies
- Leadership Studies
College of Science and Technology
The number of Colleges was increased to four with each College having two Schools. The four Colleges are the College of Business and Social Sciences (CBSS), College of Leadership Development Studies (CLDS), College of Engineering and College of Science and Technology (CST). The College of Science and Technology (CST) comprises of Nine main Departments:
- Departments of Architecture
- Building Technology
- Estate Management
- Biological Sciences
- Computer and Information Sciences
School of Postgraduate Studies
The School of Postgraduate Studies comprises of three Main Degree Programs:
- Masters Degree Program
- M.PHIL/PhD Program
- PH.D Degree Program
Covenant University has been rated for its good tutoring skill and adequate facilities made available for the students. In recent publications by Vanguard, it has been rated as a Grade “A” University and has produced a lot of First Class students.
Also, CU has been known for its high level of spirituality and making students and staffs of the University draw close to God.
Covenant University been a Christian university has faced so many criticism and numerous lawsuit because of its strict code of conduct. Since it is a christian University, it is nearly impossible for Muslims to cope while studying in the university and misconduct by students are treated with serious measures and may lead to expulsion .
its tuition fees is rated one of the most expensive in the country which maybe difficult for an average citizens to afford.
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