CU FIRST CONVOCATION KICKS OFF
CU FIRST CONVOCATION KICKS OFF
Activities marking the first convocation ceremony of Covenant University kick-off on Monday, July 4, 2006 in a three-pronged programme. These are special University Assembly in the morning, World Press Conference, addressed by the Chancellor, Dr David Oyedepo in the afternoon and serenade evening that witnessed a concert performance by Life Art Band.
At the Assembly, the Chancellor gave a charge to the graduating students about how to prepare for life after graduation. He admonished them to make proper use of their youth by paying price for glorious living now rather than paying the price later. He told the students that much have been invested in them financially, spiritually and intellectually by their parents, guardians and the university in their four years sojourn in Covenant University, adding that as the are being released as eagles that they are expected to break forth to do exploit in their generation.
At the well-attended World Press Conference, covered by over 47 media houses, the Chancellor gave a chronological rendition of achievements of Covenant University since its inception in October 21, 2002, praising God for the amazing exploits. He said that the past four years had been a period of laying foundation, of charting pathways of excellence and of pursuing same with vigour and tenacity of purpose, adding that the University would remain unwavered in its commitment to turning around the education of the nation.
He excitedly declared that CU was no longer a story but a testimony as the four years of its existence had witnessed torrents of awards, accolades and recognitions. Some of awards include the Best University in the verification visit by the National Universities Commission in August 2001, the first University to date to resume on its permanent site, with full scale functional infrastructure in place at resumption, the first Private University in Nigeria to run full courses in every ambit of Engineering, Best Private in Nigeria 2005, Most preferred University among the Private Universities in the country by candidates seeking University admission, its Vice Chancellor Prof. Aize Obayan bagged Best Vice Chancellor Award in Nigeria 2005, among other accolades.
The Chancellor also expressed optimism that the pioneer graduates being released into the global market place as first fruits of the University would positively rewrite the story of the Blackman everywhere in the world as they carry banners of the University into all different locations to make impact and influence their generation.
Also, in her earlier welcome remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Aize Obayan, announced that University’s objectives are being actualized in every parameter. She said that the University apart from being blessed with good and wonderful campus was also blessed with disciplined and eminent professors who have made marks in their respective fields. She said the graduating students haven't gone through a rigorous developmental process were being released as eagles to blaze trail in Africa as solution providers.