7th Convocation Thanksgiving Service
To appreciate God for a successful 7th Convocation Ceremony, Members of the Board of Regents, the Management, Faculty, Staff, Students, the newly released Eagles and their Parents/Guardians gathered at the University Chapel to give thanks to God
Also at the event, the newly released Eagles (Covenant University graduate) class of 2012 were called upon, to immediately build on spiritual and academic foundations already laid for them by the University.
The call was made by an esteemed Member of the Board of Regents, Pastor (Mrs) Faith Oyedepo, while delivering a sermon at the 7th Convocation Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, July 1, 2012.
Pastor Faith Oyedepo, who is also the Vice President (Education), Living Faith Commission, while speaking on the “The Wisdom of Thanksgiving” at the University Chapel said that the foundation for a glorious future has been laid already and it was the responsibility of the graduates to build on it.
“The foundation for a glorious future has been laid already. The depth of foundation determines the height of the building. You have a solid foundation spiritually and academically, so you have no reason not to build the highest building on earth.
“Nobody lives in a foundation, now it becomes your responsibility to put one block at a time. Begin to build immediately you get out of here. You are too loaded for your destiny to be virused”, she advised.
The esteemed Regent popularly refers to as “Mama” said that the first block the eagles needed to lay was the block of thanksgiving, which according to her, simply means appreciation.
Pastor Faith Oyedepo said thanksgiving begins from the thoughts of the heart while it is given expression through spoken or written words and which must be given actions to by giving.
She noted that the 7th set was unique because the thanksgiving service fell on the first day of the Seventh month which in variably made them a perfect set indeed. She enjoined them to always obey God’s commandment in order to be a commander in life.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan expressed delight at the successful completion of the 2012 Convocation Ceremony. She specially appreciated the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo for his commitment to the vision of the university to raise a new generation of leaders.
She also appreciated Faculty and Staff for their dedication to duty all through the session. The parents she called worthy partners were not left out.
The Thanksgiving service was attended by the Members of the Board of Regents, the Principal Officers, Faculty and Staff, the Graduands, Parents of the Graduands, amongst others.