OBE Accreditation Visit to Covenant University (CIVIL)

Programme Evaluator Report

Outcome Based Education (OBE)
Accreditation Visit to Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State

The visitation team appointed by Engineering Accreditation Committee (EAC) of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) conducted a four-day accreditation visit to Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State to evaluate the Undergraduate Programme of Civil Engineering from Monday, 13th – Friday 17th March 2023. A Pre-visitation meeting was held on Monday, 13th March, 2023 to exchange findings of the Programme Evaluation with the programme members/leadership based on the review of Self‐Study Report (SSR) of the programme submitted by the institution. During the Pre-visitation meeting, a list of queries was consolidated to seek further clarification and understanding on the programme. Also based on the study of SSR, some aspects related specifically to OBE and CQI implementations were identified as requiring detailed study of the related documents for evidence   Subsequently, specific documents/evidences to be examined during the visit were also indicated. Based on these discussions, the schedule of activities for the conduct of second-day visit was slightly modified and communicated to The Dean, Prof. David O. Olukanni, the focal person appointed by the Institution for the conduct of the accreditation.

The accreditation team paid a courtesy visit to The Vice Chancellor, Prof Abiodun H. Adebayo. Briefing on the institution and the programme was given by The Head of Department, Prof. Anthony N. Ede. The programme evaluators also visited several facilities for the programme, such as classrooms, conference room, laboratories, library, auditorium, offices, and various sports facilities. Apart from comprehensive review of documents and evidences pertaining to various accreditation criteria, the team also held meetings and interviews with stakeholders such as students, staff members, Industry advisors, Employers and alumni.

The following are highlights of the findings by the Programme Evaluation Team, based on detailed visit of the facilities and thorough review of the documents/evidences about the programme:

  • The depth and breadth required in the curriculum is available as far as the contents and its delivery is concerned. Evaluation of students’ academic performances is being done but not at OBE adequate level. Also, the assessment methodologies for POs attainments are not being Implemented.
  • Quality Management System is in place and is centrally administered by Covenant University.
  • Procedures and policies for implementing CQI at course and curriculum levels are not adequately put in place.
  • The programme has recently started its shift towards OBE, and is in process of defining and refining various aspects related to OBE design and its implementation. Hence, a number of weaknesses have been found in various sides of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) methodologies and their implementations.
  • The Complex Engineering Problems (CEP) and activities needs to be adequately planned and implemented.
  • Issues of Safety needs to be given a paramount concern.


Overall, the Programme Evaluation team found some deficiencies and weaknesses related primarily to the general implementation of the OBE, these are more pronounced specifically in Criterion-1: Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs), Criterion-2: Programme Outcomes (POs), Criterion-4: Curriculum and Learning Process, Criterion-6: Continuous Quality Improvement and Criterion-9: Industrial Linkage and Community Services.



Covenant University was established in 2002. The main function of the institution is to produce graduates in various fields including the field of engineering, such as Mechanical, Civil, etc for both local and international employments.

Civil Engineering Programme started in September 2005 and it offers Honours Degree in Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Civil Engineering. and has so far graduated 704 Civil Engineers (562 Male and 142 Female).

The programme is offered as a full‐time programme with students admitted through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and is in compliance with the minimum admission requirements at UTME and Direct Entry in accordance with COREN BMAS and NUC guideline

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