Covenant University Students accuse the school of leaving them under the rain to carry out pregnancy and drug test, instead of COVID-19 test

Students of Covenant University took to Twitter to claim the school’s management refused to perform Covid-19 tests on them but chose instead to perform pregnancy and drug tests.

The students claimed that a member of staff told them they don’t have to worry about being infected with Coronavirus because “Papa”, their General Overseer, is praying for them.

They added that they were left in the rain for hours as the “pregnancy and drug tests” were carried out and their luggage and provisions were soaked.

@booghy_ tweeted: “COVENANT UNIVERSITY IS NOT DOING COVID-19 TEST FOR STUDENTS! THEY LIED TO OUR PARENTS. THEY ARE ONLY DOING PREGNANCY AND DRUG TEST! I RESUMED TODAY AND ALL THEY DID WAS TAKE MY URINE AND BLOOD SAMPLE. @OGSGOfficial PLEASE HELP! I AM SCARED TO MY WITS! RETWEET WHEN YOU SEE THIS.

“They brought out only 2 canopies to search and test us. We were so many! Rain fell and they left us under the rain. Our provisions were destroyed and our luggages soaked to the last.

“One of the staffs even said that if any of us is infected, that we should not worry that papa is praying. That we should forget COVID-19.

“And to top it all, in the hostels, we are FOUR in a room! FOUR! No difference from every other semester before COVID-19.”

When asked for proof, other students shared a video of students waiting in the rain with their luggage but they had no concrete proof that pregnancy and drug tests, instead of COVID-19 tests, were carried out. Their only proof was that their blood and urine samples were taken, instead of a swab up their nose.

Covenant University appoints Akan Williams as Acting Vice- Chancellor

IBESIKPO ASUTAN SON APPOINTED AS ACTING VICE CHANCELLOR OF COVENANT UNIVERSITY’

The Board of Regents, Covenant University, Ota, has appointed Prof. Akan Williams as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Institution.

Mr. Attat Emmanuel, Information Officer of the Institution, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Ota.

The appointment approved on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, due to the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aaron Atayero.

Born on February 16, 1970 in Calabar, Cross River State, he is an indigene of Itoko, Ibesikpo-Asutan LGA of Akwa Ibom State.

Williams attended Primary School, Fosbery Road, Calabar and later proceeded to Lutheran High School, Obot Idim, Ibesikpo in 1981 for his secondary education where he completed this level of education in 1986 as the school’s Senior Prefect.

He earned B.Sc (Chemistry) from University of Calabar in 1991, M.Sc (Petroleum Chemistry) from University of Port Harcourt and Ph.D (Environmental Chemistry) from Covenant University.

A Professor of Analytical/Environmental Chemistry, he was prior to the appointment, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University.

The acting Vice chancellor had earlier served as Head, Department of Chemistry; Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office; Director, Academic Planning and Dean of Students.

He had been a Postgraduate External Examiner and a professorial assessor to universities within Nigeria and outside the country.

Williams is a Fellow of Chemical Society of Nigeria; a former Chairman, Chemical Society of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter; member, Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria; member, Royal Society of Chemistry and member, American Chemical Society.

He is a member of Environmental Chemistry Research Group; member, Environmental Pollution and Toxicology Sub-Cluster of Public Health and Well Being Research Cluster and member, Biogas Sub-Cluster of Renewable Energy Research Cluster in Covenant University.

A pastor with the Living Faith Church, Williams is married to Lifted Williams and the union is blessed with two sons.