The truth can’t be denied. No matter how much “some” Nigerians are against academic institutions like Covenant University, it seems to be among the “few” institutions in the country with a direction.
Latest report we’ve been able to confirm today is that this academic institution has officially approved the Covenant University Scholastic Aptitude Screening (CUSAS), which according to the institution, is a mandatory screening test of the institution for prospective students.
Take note that the CUSAS is to be held once a year before the beginning of the academic year.
However, unlike previous years, this year’s CUSAS examination has already started, and it’s held virtually in observance of the social distance rule occasioned by the COVID-19 caused by a new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) previously unidentified in humans.
The Covenant University is one of the few Nigerian institutions that is able to change seamlessly from the usual physical screening to the virtual, courtesy of the state-of-the-art Information Communication Technology infrastructure of the academic institution.
According to the Chairman of CUSAS 2020, Professor Kolawole Ajanaku, who disclosed that the screening exercise had been seamless since it started on Wednesday, the 29th of July, 2020. He says and I quote below:
“Screening of candidates has been hitch-free here at Covenant University, because we are accustomed to the use of ICT. Since COVID-19 started, we’ve been on virtual, delivering lectures to our students and having meetings and conferences. So, I believe that’s the way to go,” he stated.
So far, not less than 3,000 candidates had at the time of filing this report indicated an interest in participating in the 2020 CUSAS. According to the 2020 CUSAS chairman, Professor Ajanaku who disclosed that the University sent conditions for successful screening to candidates, and he encouraged parents and guardians to provide the necessary equipment and data for their wards to ensure a smooth exercise.