Alumni Pledge Commitment to Covenant University’s Vision
The Management Team of the Covenant University Alumni Association (CUALA) has restated its support for the vision of the university. The association made this known during a courtesy visit to the Management of the university, on Friday, October 21, 2016.
Speaking during the visit, which was part of the events marking the annual Eagles’ Summit of the alumni, the CUALA President, Mr. Reginald Bassey, said the culture of the university during their undergraduate days has imparted greatly on every graduate of the institution, making them have a positive outlook towards life and also to be exceptional in any career they find themselves.
According to him, “Covenant University’s culture imbibed in us has contributed so much to the strength that every graduate of Covenant University possesses, it has made us powerful, relevant, giving us an identity to also cherish and impart the lives of others in our environs”.
Mr. Bassey also appreciated the Covenant University management for its tireless commitment to the vision of the university, adding that the association will continue to support the vision of the university by proffering solutions to Africa’s challenges.
In addition, the Chairman, Board of Trustees, CUALA, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, said the courtesy visit to the CU Management was symbolic because it celebrates a decade that members of the pioneer set graduated from Covenant University and they will keep cherishing the identity the university has given them to impart the world.
The Dean, College of Leadership Development Studies, Professor Charles Ogbulogo, appreciated the efforts of the Alumni members, charging them to keep thinking of others and keep making the world a better place because that is what makes a leader. In addition, the Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Christian Bolu, heaped praises on the association’s contributions especially in the efforts at creating alumni branches in different parts of the world. Professor Bolu urged the alumni members to create a branch in any of the Francophone countries in West Africa to influence the lives of individuals living in the region positively.
Also, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu, stated that graduates of Covenant University are usually exceptional anywhere they are, which affirms the goal of the university to keep raising a new generation of leaders.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, appreciated the grace of God upon the graduates of the university, which he attributed to the mentorship provided by the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo, in raising leaders who will change the world. Professor Atayero urged the association to own the vision of the university by creating innovations that will shock the world; mentor undergraduate students by sharing life experiences; and guide them on how to come up with things that will positively impact the world.
In his words, “To become an Ivy League university, the alumni must own the vision of Covenant University, see the university as their own and associate with the school to attain its vision. To keep producing a new generation of leaders, the alumni association should mentor undergraduate students by making them knowledgeable about life situations, the difficulties, prospects and the technical expertise of getting things done.”