Covenant University has won 3 awards at the recently held 2018 National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in New York.
The awards include the Distinguished Delegation Award for Representing Dominica, Position Paper Award for General Assembly 1 (GA1), and Outstanding Delegate(s) representing Dominica in the United Nations Environment Assembly.
Covenant University was commended for her outstanding performance by organisers of the 2018 National Model United Nations Conference.
The University’s representatives at the 2018 NMUN Conference included Etuibon Andikara, Ogamba Ogoma, Ekpechi Jennifer, Fubara Maureen, Orji Chimezirim, Samson Itunu, Akinmulewo Adebola, Soji-Odus Bolaji, and Soji-Odus Babatunde.
Speaking on the benefits of participation in the 2018 NMUN Conference, the Acting Head, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Dr. Oluyemi Fayomi, who chaperoned the students during the trip to New York, said that it enabled the students to have knowledge about the political, economic, and social conditions in other countries.
Other benefits, she added, were improved knowledge of the complexities of international relations, better understanding of global issues, and increase in the knowledge of the functions, structure, and limitations of the United Nations.
The NMUN annually draws participants from more than 130 UN Member States to address current global issues. Its experiential learning programmes, including the world’s largest university-level Model UN, provide students with a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research.