CU Holds Special Assembly to Commence 10th Anniversary
As part of the events outlined to commemorate the 10th Founder’s Day Ceremony of Covenant University, a special Founder’s Day Assembly was held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, having in attendance, members of the University Management, Faculty, Staff and Students, who congregated at the University Chapel to sing praises to God in appreciation of enormous feats recorded by the University in the last 10 years.
The Chancellor, Covenant University, Dr David Oyedepo encouraged everyone to always give thanks for every act of God in their lives. He added that there is nothing that has happened in Covenant University for the past 10 years, which was made possible by him or the Board, Management, Faculty and Staff of the University. He said being a part of it is by divine grace and privilege.
“It has been the Lord’s doing, God gave us the grace to do all we have done in the last 10 years. You and I are not worthy of any appreciation. If there is to be any honour, accolade, credit to be given, it should be given to God who is behind all of the events in this university, till date. We owe God all the thanks”, he said.
He added that Covenant University in the next 10 years shall be much more adventurous than the last 10 years. “In 10 years, two Nobel prize winners will emerge from this ground”, he said.
Dr. David Oyedepo urged the students to adhere strictly to the seven commandments packaged to bring the best out of each of them. Therefore, they are to adhere strictly to each and every one of the Core Values. “Your behaviour, disposition, outlook are all pointers to what your future will look like. The Core Values are guide to a great future”, he said.
The Vice President, Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Abioye, noted that the key to unending progress is thanksgiving. “We give thanks because it is a debt we owe God, thanksgiving pleases God, thanksgiving is a platform for increases, thanksgiving preserves our blessing, we give thanks because it is key to perfection”, he said.
Bishop Abioye said that thanksgiving is an attitude of gratitude that changes altitude. “To a thanksgiver, it is continuous progress, fruitfulness and advancement”, he noted. He urged everyone to develop the attitude of thanksgiving at all time.
Earlier in her welcome remark, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan said that the University would reaffirm its commitment to the foundational vision of raising a new generation of leaders in the course of the 10th Founders Day celebration.
The Vice-Chancellor used the occasion to read out various achievements of the University through the efforts of staff and students in the last ten year. The University according to her has continued to live true to the actuating thrust of her founding vision.
“The past decade has collectively experienced an exciting expansion of all our frontiers, a trend that has defined the University’s character since her inception. Our departure philosophy continues to inspire new ideas about what a university can accomplish within the African context and beyond. I bring good news about the possibilities we all helped make happened”, she said.
Professor Obayan noted that the University’s products have been able to prove their bravery in different sectors of the nation’s economy like Engineering, Accountancy, Banking, Telecommunications and the Aviation Industry despite the fact that the University do not offer Aeronautic Engineering in Covenant University.