Towards the preparation for the successful hosting of the 4th edition of All Nigerian Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), the Council of ANUDC on Friday, April 1, 2016 paid a courtesy and inspection visit to Covenant University’s management and the Local Organising Committee (LOC).
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Charles Ayo, has expressed confidence in Nigerian youths to take over the mantle of leadership in the nearest future and rescue the nation from its present economic and political doldrums.
An oil industry expert, Dr. David Agiddi, has urged students of Petroleum Engineering at Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, to equip themselves with the right mix of education in order to take advantage of the numerous opportunities in the oil and gas industry.
The students of Chemical Engineering Department of Covenant University have been told that transformation into high value-added products for economic growth is a key investment driver for Nigeria, which is a country endowed with a unique blend of diverse and abundant natural resources such as petroleum, gas, minerals (bauxite, coal, limestone, etc) and agriculture.
Young and potential entrepreneurs at Covenant University have been advised not to despise their little idea as it may grow to multinational organisations in the future if well managed. The Sub-Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences of the University, Dr. Oluwole Iyiola, gave the advice in a keynote address at the Entrepreneurial Development Studies (EDS) Day recently.
Covenant University Community heartily felicitate with our quintessential Director of Financial Services (DFS), Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo, on his Birthday Ceremony today, 5th of April, 2016.
Prospective graduates of Petroleum Engineering of Covenant University would have to strive to earn good grades for themselves at the point of exit from the University as this will give them a relative advantage in a competitive labour market.
History was made at Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, recently, as the management of the institution inaugurated a Postgraduate Student Council for its School of Postgraduate Studies.
The setting up of a student council comes 14 years after the establishment of CU’s School of Postgraduate Studies.
Delivering his opening speech at the inauguration ceremony held at the University Chapel, the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Shalom Chinedu, said the essence of the event cannot be overemphasized.
“This year makes it the 14th year of the School of Postgraduate Studies, and through the years we have been able to graduate students on schedule,” he said.
“In 2010, we started to accept external students and this year, the fact that 90 percent of our intakes came from outside makes it imperative for effective leadership among students. The caliber of members underscores the importance of the student council.”
The Council, Professor Chinedu added, serves as a bridge between the students and the management of Covenant University.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye, who reeled out the names of members of the student council, charged members to remember the University’s core values while carrying out their responsibilities and prayed they do not disappoint themselves.
The 16-man students’ council, which has Julius Oladipupo as Chairman and Comfort Samuel as Secretary, also includes Aboderin Deborah, Awodeyi Afolabi, John Temitope, Igboko Harriet, Akpabio Ifiom, Uwagharen Efosa and Ugboko Esther as members.
Other members are Osuji Chizoba, Obaseki Samuel, O. Romanus, Olaolu Adeyemo, M. Ruth, Owuama Ebere and Enefusu Emmanuel.
After taking their Oath of Office, administered by the Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun, prayer was said for the student council members by the Deputy Chaplain, who beseeched God to give them the wisdom to carry out their duties.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, who commended Board members of the School of Postgraduate Studies for the “enormous work done” in giving the school a facelift, prayed that God will enable the student council members to succeed in their new endeavour.
“I congratulate you on your appointment,” he said. “We know you will succeed, there’s nothing mystical about excellence.
“If you look at promises made, we know we are not there yet but we are committed. And it’s not one-sided, it takes a collective responsibility. Seeing students come around here, it is my duty to make them confortable.”
The Vice-Chancellor, who affirmed that Covenant University would stop at nothing to rewrite education history in Nigeria, urged the postgraduate students to look at issues that will impact positively on the society.
Giving his Vote of Thanks, Chairman of the Postgraduate Student Council, Julius Oladipupo, expressed gratitude to the Chancellor of CU, Dr. David Oyedepo, the management of the University and other stakeholders for giving the students the platform to learn, while promising that he and his team will not disappoint in their assignment.
“We are here today because we saw the level of spirituality, diligence and sacrifice and we wanted to be part of it. We’ll not disappoint ourselves, the system and destiny.
“The Postgraduate students have been given fair treatment, we’ll pay back by being responsible and loyal,” said Oladipupo.
The postgraduate students, he remarked, want to see how they can mentor themselves and talk to the undergraduate students to be responsible.
“Our objective is to ensure no student is sent home among the undergraduate and postgraduate students,” he said.
Covenant University and Africa Clean Energy Summit (ACES) on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to provide a framework for research and innovation in the areas of clean energy and climate change to serve both as mitigating factors to effects of climate change and energy crisis in Africa and globally.
An Information Communication Technology expert, Mr. Olatunji Agbaje, has urged students of Mathematics at Covenant University to strive to acquire ICT skills to complement their certificate to enable them compete favourably in the job market or as an entrepreneur.