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Our Vision

To be a leading World-class Christian Mission University committed to raising a new generation of leaders in all fields of Human endeavor. Covenant University is a part of the Liberation Commission that God gave to the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Bishop David Oyedepo, (Ph.D.) some years ago. The appropriate forms of intent to establish a private university was submitted to the National Universities Commission (NUC) in March 2000 and by July 15th 2001, the verification team of the National Universities Commission came for the inspection of facilities and programmes. On 12th February 2002, the Federal Government officially presented the certificate, which granted Covenant University the license to operate as a private University in Nigeria. University is 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. By the 21st of October 2006, Covenant University will turn four years . Our experiences over the last three years strongly indicate the great potential we have as a University in instituting a learning context that is rich in educational opportunities, research and scholarship. Our aim is to build a world-class university that will be a pride of Africa as well as take its place among the Ivory league Universities on the global platform. Our mandate as a University is to revolutionize the educational landscape of Africa. Ours is indeed a rescue mission in education, driven on the platform of Christian ethos and life transforming values. The integration of the fundamental requirements stipulated by academic and professional quality assurance bodies, a global-outlook and impact driven learning emphasis, provides a powerful synergy for empowerment in enabling the inculcation of intellectual and creative abilities via a platform of a solid commitment to self-discovery. Covenant University is a part of the Liberation Commission that God gave to the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Bishop David Oyedepo, (Ph.D.) some years ago. The appropriate forms of intent to establish a private university was submitted to the National Universities Commission (NUC) in March 2000 and by July 15th 2001, the verification team of the National Universities Commission came for the inspection of facilities and programmes. On 12th February 2002, the Federal Government officially presented the certificate, which granted Covenant University the license to operate as a private University in Nigeria. Covenant University is 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. By the 21st of October 2011, Covenant University will turn nine years . Our experiences over the last three years strongly indicate the great potential we have as a University in instituting a learning context that is rich in educational opportunities, research and scholarship. Our aim is to build a world-class university that will be a pride of Africa as well as take its place among the Ivory league Universities on the global platform. Our mandate as a University is to revolutionize the educational landscape of Africa. Ours is indeed a rescue mission in education, driven on the platform of Christian ethos and life transforming values. The integration of the fundamental requirements stipulated by academic and professional quality assurance bodies, a global-outlook and impact driven learning emphasis, provides a powerful synergy for empowerment in enabling the inculcation of intellectual and creative abilities via a platform of a solid commitment to self-discovery.
FOCUS & MOTTO

Projecting the focus and motto of the institution, Bishop David Oyedepo at the inauguration of the Advisory Council to the University in February 2000 inter alia stated: "Focus is the fountain of excellence. Focus enhances creativity and boosts ingenuity. Whatever you stay on with commitment, you are bound to stand out there ultimately". The focus of the university is to produce men and women who will change their generations through unparalleled ingenuity, creativity and purposeful living and great capacity to face and manage challenges. An excerpt from the profound founding philosophy of CU as crafted by Dr. Oyedepo may suffice to catch a glimpse of the envisioned revolutionary assignment that lies ahead of CU. According to the Chancellor, CU is poised to be: * A departure from form to skill, * A departure from knowledge to empowerment, * A departure from figures to future-building, * A departure from legalism to realism, * A departure from points to facts, and * A departure from mathematics to life-matics. The Logo of Covenant University consists of the Letters CU (abbreviations for Covenant University) inscribed over a satellite map of the world taken from outer space. On top of this map is inscribed the words "Covenant University", while underneath on a purple background that signifies royalty is the motto: "Promoting Mental Productivity". The positioning of the letters CU over Africa indicates that the message of liberation for which the University stands is originating and diffusing from Africa to the rest of the world. The open book signifies knowledge and academic excellence. The dripping red dots represent the blood covenant that connects members of the University to Christ.

Covenant University is a product of the Liberation Commission that God gave to Bishop Oyedepo in a May 1981 vision-encounter. The drive to embark on the process of founding CU came about October of 1999, one month after the dedication of Faith Tabernacle, the largest church auditorium in the world, built in one year with only local resources. As with all segments of the main vision, Bishop Oyedepo immediately kindled the fire for accomplishment of the new task. By November 27, 1999, an in-house Consortium on the take-off of the University was inaugurated and by December 1999 the application form for a private university operating license was issued by the National Universities Commission (NUC). As the activities of the Consortium wound up early in 2001, an Advisory Council was inaugurated on February 17,2001 to develop appropriate structures for the take-off of the University. By July 15, 2001, the verification team of the NUC came for final inspection of facilities and programmes. The outcome of that visit was the Federal Government's approval of CU on January 16, 2002. This approval was sealed with the presentation of the operating license to CU on February 12, 2002, by which CU, Ota, Ogun State, was authorised to operate as a private university in Nigeria. Not only was this approval the fastest in the history of the 16 applications for establishment of private universities filed with the NUC (7 years being the next duration), but Covenant University's assessment score was also the highest. The foundation stone of the permanent site was laid on Sunday, January 27, 2002 and construction began diligently in March of the same year. The first phase of development was completed eight months later while the first batch of about 1500 students was ushered into an ultra-modern university campus after an early morning inauguration on October 2002.
A NAME WITH A MEANING

All over Africa, particularly in Nigeria, a great significance is attached to names. Names carry meanings and important messages. They reflect circumstances of birth or events that occur in the environment of that birth. The word "Covenant" was chosen to express the University's total commitment and vow to perform its best in the process of making the Total Man of all her students. It reflects the intention of the proprietors of the University to uphold her agreement with her students to facilitate the fulfillment of their desires for excellence and career exploits by offering them the best in educational development and, thereby, offering their parents and guardians the best value for their investment in their children. It is also common knowledge that every covenant is ratified by blood and, as a missionsponsored university, we consider the blood of Jesus Christ, which is the blood of the everlasting covenant, as our stronghold for the fulfillment of this awesome obligation. Covenant University vows to transform her products, that is, her graduates as, into expert thinkers, unusual managers, and hyper-resourceful technocrats in all fields of human endeavour. The University is bound by an oath to achieve the highest standards of educational service in the world. Our commitment to creating the Total Man is a direct result of this vow and agreement between students and the proprietors of Covenant University

-Excerpt from a speech by Dr David Oyedepo, Chancellor, Covenant University at the inauguration of the Advisory Council on February 17, 2000. The Financial Services Department is blessed with Seven (7) key staff and other supporting staff whose responsibilities are to the students, staff and the general university community. Functions are discharged with the following in mind; 1. Completeness of records of income, expenditure, assets and obligations 2. Maintenance of students accounts, showing the financial status of each students at any point in time 3. Providing a basis for audit functions for internal and external audit purposes 4. The department has a duty to minimize waste in all areas 5. Handling of relationships with external bodies as they relate to financial matters. Examples are the FBIRS, OGBIR, NSITF, NHF etc 6. Management of the consultancy services units to ensure that they perform at optimal level and also improve on capacity utilization. 7. Finally, ensure the operations in and around the Canaan Land is clean, safe and remain attractive to all.

Entrepreneurial Development Studies (EDS) is a custom-built programme in Covenant University. The programme is an all semester programme and compulsory for all students of the University irrespective of the students chosen field of study. It involves both theory and practical. The operations of the programme are housed in the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies (CEDS).

The Vision of the Centre


The Vision of the Centre is to empower Covenant University graduates entrepreneurially in a bid to make them productive and contribute significantly toward national socio-economic and human development.

The Mission of the Centre


To develop an entrepreneurial spirit, skills and knowledge in the students of Covenant University and others in the external context so as to empower them to become wealth creators. To empower the entire community in a bid to alleviate poverty in its entire ramification.

The Objectives of the Centre


The establishment of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies is in line with the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Vision 20: 20 20 of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The specific objectives include the following:

Creating and promoting entrepreneurial awareness and opportunities; Imparting entrepreneurial skills in the students, staff, and members of the external context in contact with the Centre; Enhancing the capacity of potential and practicing entrepreneurs who desire to learn practical skills that will make them selfemployed and self-dependent; Making employers of labour in Covenant University graduates, thereby depleting unemployment market in Nigeria; Stimulating the development and growth of entrepreneurship in Nigeria; Provision of market linkages; Mentoring of SMEs; and Offering supportive programmes to SME operators.

Activities of the Centre


The main activities of the Centre are in three broad categories:

Coordinating and teaching the theoretical perspectives on entrepreneurship; Coordination of practical demonstrations in selected Entrepreneurial fields; and Community impact and capacity building initiatives.

Collaborations
1. Collaboration with ECOWAS in fostering trans-border exchanges in Entrepreneurship Education. 2. Partnership with Tshwane University of Technology on fostering African content in Entrepreneurship Education. 3. The National Universities Commission, under the Education Partnership for Africa (EPA) with Essex University, UK, and Bayero University, Kano, is collaborating with Covenant University to host the Knowledge Exchange for Entrepreneurship Education (KEEP) component of the partnership. Under the arrangement, two members of faculty were nominated to represent the University at a stakeholder meeting at University of Essex, UK.

Research
The Centre will seek to form clusters around various pressing issues that are relevant to the needs of our nation in actualizing her Vision 20: 20 20 project. The following research clusters will form the preliminary focus of the Centre: Food Processing; Wood, Pulp and Paper Technology; Biotechnology; Environment; and ICT. Students and their academic supervisors will be the focus of the Centre in operating the cluster strategy.
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http://lmu.edu.ng/about/mission Mission
The University intends to become one of the most respected leading universities in the world by raising leading leaders in the approved areas of academic pursuit. The University shall train and equip young men and women to profitably confront the challenges of life. Her graduate shall be mentally resourceful, intellectually prepared, entrepreneurially equipped, futuristically visionary and responsibility-sensitive to fulfill the leadership and dominion mandate given them by their creator. The Mission of the University therefore is: The exploration, application, exploitation and communication of new knowledge in a complementary range of academic and professional fields to produce excellent graduate personality with scripture formed character compliment by deliberate development of their triune capacities through exposure to current and relevant knowledge, research-intensive learning and entrepreneurial development skills making them ready for leading contributions in the world of work

Our Goals and Objectives


The University shall pursue this mission from the understanding that it is set up to solve real life problems which do require a multidisciplinary approach The University will operate an academic mould that shall not stifle initiative or community members reasoning liberty but rather shall ensure the deepening and strengthening of understanding and of ideas of truth and objectivity, integrity and the obligation of service imposed on them by their possession of learning and through their living together in a community wider than their own environments. It shall also enable them to grasp the values and standards in present day society. The objectives of the University shall be: 1. To develop and offer academic and professional programmes leading to the award of diplomas, first degrees, postgraduate research and higher degrees which emphasize planning, adaptive and technological maintenance, developmental and productive skills. 2. To admit students from Nigeria and every country of the world irrespective of race, state, religion or political leaning so that very robust ground can be prepared for diversity in intellectual constitution, independent enquiry and unbounded exercise of the human mind in the direction of improved technology. 3. To promote by research and other means the advancement of knowledge and its practical application to social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological problems. 4. To encourage and promote scholarship and conduct research in all fields of learning and human endeavour.

5. To disseminate scientific and technological knowledge among scientists, researchers, industries, trade services and other bodies. 6. To relate its activities to the technological, scientific and socioeconomic needs of the people of Nigeria and to undertake other activities appropriate for a University of the highest standard.

Landmark University is a private, residential University established by a Christian Mission Organization World Mission Agency Inc., (WMA) an outreach arm of the Living Faith Church Worldwide. The founding Vision leading to the establishment of the University was given to Dr. David O. Oyedepo about 30 years ago with the following Vision call: The hour has come to liberate the world from all oppressions of the devil through the preaching of the WORD of faith and I am sending you to undertake this task The education mandate was given as a critical extension of that liberation vision. Landmark University is therefore the proprietors fresh effort in providing solution to the challenges confronting the Nigerian nation in the hope of achieving accelerated national development. It therefore shall promote change as a philosophy to enable achievement of the urgent need to steer humanity and particularly Africans away from ignorance and poverty. Secondly, it shall run her programmes on the philosophy of developing a total man. The Total Man concept shall be an aspect of the curricula which shall aim at achieving sound, conscious and continuous development of the three components of the human being-the spirit, soul and the body. Thirdly, the University shall promote a philosophy that focuses on learning of life skills and entrepreneurial education as a major requirement for impactful living and for profitable engagement of acquired skills in the external context and the world of work. Productive change shall be promoted without respect for tradition by unbounded exploration in an ambience that promotes optimum learning. The object of the philosophy of change shall revolve around the following: 1. Facilitating the Proprietors conviction on the urgent need to discover, develop and engage the great human and natural resources potentials of the nation 2. Focusing the Universitys learning efforts around the urgent need to minimize national poverty occasioned by a limited translation of received and acquired knowledge into tangible and quality output through strategic interface with research and development. 3. Facilitating the realization of the Promoters convictions that the heavy investment warranted by this establishment decision will enable wider attention and deeper effect to the achievement of the prime objectives of developing the nations human and natural resource capacities. 4. The Proprietors aim specifically at giving fulfilling consciousness to the black man in terms of taking up personal responsibility for growth and development on the basis of his rich endowments.

Strategies for Achieving the Objectives


Realizing the fact that education at the university level is critical to the development and deployment of the unique potentials in this country, Landmark University shall produce graduates that meet human resource needs of Nigeria In order to achieve these objectives, the University will do the following:
1. Provide excellent teaching and learning environment by facilitating the recruitment of a high proportion of leading scholars, enrollment of most brilliant students and facilitates conduct of advance research. 2. Engage in rigorous training of the students and academic developments of the staff such that it will enable them realize their leadership potentials by discovering and developing and deploying their personality as well as their intellectual and character capacities. 3. Take strategic advantage of the ICT edge in fashioning a cost efficient campus as it will be networked with an interactive portal system internet at every spot on campus. To this end it shall be mandatory for every member of staff and student to possess a computer as they will be assisted with Computer Acquisition advance in order to own one. 4. Install, promote and sustain sound and transparent corporate governance environment, best management practices and leadership culture that encourage the attainment of strategic vision, innovation, and flexibility so that the institutions will be able to make decisions and manage her resources in an excellent manner and with minimum encumbrance 5. Deliberately build the University into a learning and merit organization for employment and a transparent reward system for promotion for all cadres of staff 6. Focus on the objective of developing the total man through practical knowledge and understanding of mans spiritual, intellectual and physical endowment. Spiritually, students will be encouraged to know that they were made by God, and encouraged to reach out to fellow students in love for the purpose of giving value to their existence 7. Build an exemplary learning environment by stimulating opportunities for creativity and innovativeness. The University will challenge students to think independently so that they can be useful to the immediate and remote communities in pre and post graduation life. 8. Strive for a work environment in which people from every tribe and nation shall live together to accept the responsibility of contributing to the excellent attainment of the goals of the University. The physical development emphasis will seek to explore a culture and curriculum that enables the realization of potentials by making available healthy life-styles choices. 9. Relate closely with the community around it in such a way as to improve skills, advance agricultural practice and experience, introduce them to appropriate technological orientation and empower them to be in control of their environment. This will be through its effort to build a culture of engaging the appropriate or specialized and mechanized method of production as a paradigm shift for the agrarian community. 10. Careful selection of Technology and Engineering Courses that will guarantee technological independence through value-adding education, making possible the development of agroallied industries benefitting immensely from knowledge creation focus of the university. The choice of the location is greatly influenced by the natural endowment of the area being able to draw from all parts of the federation for input and resources. 11. Encourage and specially sponsor basic and applied research in order to build robust intellectual base for the professional courses and serve as the backbone of the knowledge creation goal of the university.

12. Give immense academic and research grant support to academic staff for the purpose of generating the critical knowledge base for developing academic and professional programmes. 13. Recruit Faculty and staff in accordance with the NUCs laid down guidelines in respect of staff/student ratio, in terms of both quantity and quality. Already commitments to serve in the University are being obtained both from within and outside the country. 14. Pursue an intensive staff development programme in order to stabilize its academic resource base and provide quality and sufficient hands for the purpose of teaching, research and community service. 15. Enjoy rich financial support in her early years but shall be functionally brought into full financial autonomy by the 10th year. 16. Ease movement of students and the academic community in general, through a mass transportation system. This is already operating between the town and the campus and shall be further expanded as may be required. 17. Accommodate all undergraduate students of the University in the Halls of Residence in order to encourage study focus and promote dedication to learning.

Vision
Every nation desiring to preserve the future especially of her peoples value system and endowments, must take responsibility for discovering and developing them in order to realize the full benefit of such resource potentials. The intention is to prepare citizens of this nation in knowledge and to enable them to possess the capacity to compete successfully with other nations of the world by taking strategic leadership in knowledge in order to guarantee escape from the sickening story and experience of economic and technological dependence. As such the vision of the University is: To raise global leaders equipped with skills and character to lead the world in meeting the needs of humanity.