By: Ayo Ajayi
Covenant University will soon begin to offer 100 per cent scholarship to first-class graduate students and non-Nigerian seeking postgraduate studies.
The Director, International Office and Linkages of the institution, Dr. Ada Peter disclosed this while speaking with Edutorial on the side-line of the 2019 International Education Fair (Edufair) organised by her office on Thursday last week.
Dr. Peter express believe that the move would drive more international students to the institution. “We actually need only a 140. So we are going to shortlist during the selection process,” she said.
The Director, who was also a pioneer graduate of the University stated further that some staff of the University were currently attending education fairs to recruit international students. “As I speak to you, there is someone in Ghana attending a Fair to recruit students. On the 26th someone else is going to Cameroon to recruit students. We also have students coming in from France and Mauritius in September,” she added.
The University, according to her, organised the fair to prepare some of her students who may have an interest in studying abroad and to further strengthened the tie between the University and her international partner institutions.
“The important thing we have come to understand as a university is whether we like it or not, some of our students will go abroad. Not all of them will want to stay back, so why not prepare those who want to go abroad to know what is required of them. I still think it’s our responsibility as a University. It’s part of the things we do.
“Also, considering our partnership with a lot of international institutions, it’s also an opportunity to let them speak to our students who may be interested in their institutions. What this does is to foster partnerships with our partners. You know it’s not only about signing MoUs, but this also consolidate our partnerships,” she explained.
Not less than 30 foreign institutions and agencies altogether representing 50 institutions took part in the fair.