Welcome to CU-CLLL
Welcome to Covenant University [CU] Centre for Lifelong Learning [CLLL]. The CU-CLLL is made up of Open Distance Learning [ODL] and the Part-Time Learning [PTL]units. To date, ODL and PTL are amongst the most potent lifelong learning platforms in the world.
It is apparent lifelong learners are lifelong leaders. The leadership of most developed countries in the world today can be traced to advanced knowledge. According to UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2013), 774 million adults (15 years and older) still cannot read or write – two-thirds of them (493 million) are women. Among youth, 123 million are illiterate of which 76 million are female. Even though the size of the global illiterate population is shrinking, the female proportion has remained virtually steady at 63% to 64%. Majority of this population are in Africa.
Young and old always need new skills and knowledge to cope with changing tides and events in the world (e.g. coping with HIV, ebola, cancer, earthquake, hurricane, global warming etc). Functional education remains the instrument par excellence for individual and national development. It is against this background the United Nations evolved the millennium development goals [MDGs]. One of the core MDGs is Education for All [EFA]. CU-CLLL has been inaugurated to contribute to the achievement of this laudable goal.
Covenant University’s unique emphasis on the core values of Spirituality, Sacrifice, Integrity, Possibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Responsibility and Diligence makes learning at CU a better option any day. The wisdom of God says, ‘heaven and earth will pass away but not a jot from the Word of God will pass away unfilled’. Whatever is built on the Word is bound to stand the test of time.
Nothing is strong enough to stop you from learning – not age, gender, marriage, work, pregnancy or distance. Not even money. What are you waiting for? Take advantage of our Part-Time Learning and Open Distance Learning platforms today.
Dayo Odukoya, Ph.D
Director, CU Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLLL)
Coordinator, Part-time Programme (CLLL) Welcome Message
On behalf of the Management of Covenant University, I want to most sincerely welcome you to the Covenant University Undergraduate Part-Time Programme. Our desire is to train the total man both in Learning and character with sound Christian values that will help change Nigeria, Africa and the world at large. The vision and the goals we drive are anchored on our core values for which the arrow head is spirituality.
Covenant University began its Part-Time Programme with eleven Programmes in May 2015 as approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC). This is a great milestone in the history of Covenant University. The decision to be part of this historic move is a unique one especially with the wonderful opportunity that it presents to lots of persons who to some extent may not have considered the need to obtain a University degree anymore.
So, this is a rare opportunity that must be taken with all the seriousness it deserves. Life indeed is about capacity building and possibility mentality. I urge you to take advantage of our highly reasonable fees and excellent Learning environment. We have modern ICT learning facilities, highly motivated Faculty and Staff including a well stocked Centre for Learning Resources, all of which making Learning exciting. Our desire is that this educational pursuit will guarantee to all concerned, new vistas of opportunities now and in the future. You are most welcome.
Iruonagbe, Tunde Charles (Ph.D)
Associate Professor, Development Sociology
Coordinator, Part-time Programme (CLLL)
Covenant University, Ota.