CU Management Promises Students Exciting Time as New Academic Session Commences
The Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University, Professor AAA Atayero, has urged students of the University to be prepared for a most exciting session and brace up for the demands of academic engagement ahead of them in the 2016/2017 academic session.
Speaking at the welcome assembly organised for returning students of the University, Professor Atayero admonished them to eschew indiscipline. According to him, the University’s Management is committed to driving discipline effortlessly without coercing any student to comply, while those not willing to align with values that the institution holds sacred would be shown the exit door unceremoniously.
The CU Management, he said,would ensure that a most conducive learning environment is created for the students, but they should be conscious that they have been admitted into Covenant University to work and work they must.
The University Chaplain, Pastor Charles Ihekwaba, charged the students to embrace God’s word like never before, because it is a vital tool they can use in determining many things pertaining to good life, both on and off the campus. According to him, “The bible holds the key to high performance and the knowledge of the truth, which is the spiritual key that opens all doors as it relates to all things needed.”
He reminded the students that they are not ordinary and as such, they should not cheapen themselves nor settle for a life of mediocrity. He described them as people packaged to affect their generation positively and that none of them is permitted to lose his or her star while in Hebron.
Pastor Ihekwaba stated that to make the most of the season, there must be a commensurate desire for academic excellence, adequate investment of time and energy into every given task and embrace God’s grace, which is able to make great.
Meanwhile, at a post assembly meeting with the students, the Dean, Students’ Affairs, Mr. Azubuike Ezenwoke, reiterated the importance of responding adequately to the demands of the Student Handbook as a vital help in their quest for academic excellence and successful stay on campus.
He posited that the contents of the Handbook were not designed to frustrate anyone. “Don’t allow your friends’and neighbours’ negativity affect your disposition. Responding adequately to the demands of the University’s Management is vital in doing away with depression, frustration and vulnerability that come with associating with the wrong company,” he added.
Mr. Azubuike pleaded with the students to make the most of the academic session in a bid to emerge with not just good grades, but also a worthy character that will help them to the summit that God has ordained for them.
Apparently, echoing part of the Vice Chancellor’s comment, Mr. Ezenwoke said the academic session was one that will see each person pursuing righteousness as a personal responsibility since everyone has the capacity to respond to the dictates of the University’s authorities.
The Assembly was attended by members of the University’s Management, Deans of Colleges, Heads of Departments and strategic units in the University.