CU Students Urged to Embrace Diligence
Students of Covenant University have been urged to embrace diligence and focus to maintain distinction in their various disciplines.
This advice was given by a Covenant University Alumnus and General Manager, Lordsmint Technology, Nigeria, Mr. Odunayo Sodipo during a presentation titled “Transition from Academic to Real World: A Personal Experience”, at a town and gown interaction held recently in the Department of Economics and Development Studies.
He advised, “You can achieve a good result by faith, hardwork, focus, perseverance and service to your colleagues”. While recounting his experience of how Covenant University impacted his personality, he said, “I have learnt the Core Value of Sacrifice”.
Mr. Sodipo noted that the habits cultivated and skills acquired when striving to be a distinction student contribute immensely to his success in life.
While encouraging the students, he stated further, “Everyone must recognize his potential and area of interest in order to drive his goals passionately and bridge identified gaps. That is the only way we can become great”.
He said, “You must never leave education. It makes you who you are, and at the very least, it expands your capacity to contribute meaningfully to solving society’s problems”. He advised students not to despise the days of little beginning but to gradually grow big.
In his remarks, the Head of Department, Dr. Philip Alege stated that the purpose of the seminar was to intimate students with the expectation of the modern day market place, thereby inspiring them to acquire useful skills to enhance their employability. He added, “This programme will add to the accumulation of knowledge so that they can be solution providers in their society”.
While speaking at the event, the Deputy Dean, School of Business and Social Sciences, Dr Daniel Gberevbie highlighted three keys to success in life. These, according to him, are Discipline, Diligence and Humility.
Present at the programme were the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Economics and Development Studies.