CU Second Convocation Kicks Off
Activities marking the second convocation ceremony of Covenant University kick-off on Monday, July 16, 2007 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 Special Gospel Concept.
At the Assembly, the Chancellor gave a charge to the graduating students on how to prepare for life after graduation. He told them that much had been invested in them financially, spiritually and intellectually by their parents, guardians and the university in their four or five years sojourn in the University, adding that as they are being released as eagles that they are expected to use their holistic experience as working tools to navigate through the tide of life.
He admonished them on decisions and choices they would be making in life. According to him, vision is in phases and wrong decision would mar a great vision. He also advised them to gun for continuous learning and improvement, adding that their true placement and class in future would be a function of hard work and quality of their decisions.
At the well-attended World Press Conference, covered by over 30 media houses, the Chancellor in his state of University address 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 five 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.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Aize Obayan, said the Convocation week was an affirmation that the University’s path was shining brighter and brighter unto a perfect day. She said among the graduating class this year included the first sets of undergraduate Engineering and Ph.D. students respectively. Prof Obayan commended the Chancellor, Management, faculty and staff for their hard work and mentoring efforts in making the occasion a reality.