CU flags off Community Development Impact for new set of Eagles

CU flags off Community Development Impact for new set of Eagles

 
CU flags off Community Development Impact for new set of Eagles

CU flags off Community Development Impact for new set of Eagles

Covenant University has flagged off the second phase of its innovative Community Development Impact Initiative Programme for the Class 2007 students.

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The Vice Chancellor Prof. Aize Obayan

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The Registrar, Yemi Nathaniel

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Dr. Rotimi Daniels, Dean Student Affairs

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The programme, which aims at inculcating the spirit of leadership and responsibility-citizenship skills in the students through the platform of community service, was inaugurated by the Management of CU on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at the University Chapel.

 

In her address at the event, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Aize Obayan, said CU was alive to its core responsibilities of teaching, research and community development, adding that no University has the right to exist if it does not impact on its external community.

 

Prof Obayan urged the students to inculcate the spirit of community service in order to take their rightful leadership positions and affect their generation positively.

 

In his remarks, the Registrar, Yemi Nathaniel, also urged the students to emulate their predecessors, whose laudable contributions in the programme have continued to attract high commendations from the indigenes of the host communities as well as the press.
The Registrar said the programme was so crucial to the University as ‘gown would be useless if it does not beautify the town’.

 

After the opening ceremony, the students, numbering about 1000, engaged in filling of potholes and other road mending exercises within Canaan Land. Some of the strategic places where they worked included the Post-Graduate Quarters, Senior Staff and Professors Quarters, Canaanland Central Business Area, Faith Academy and Ramoth residential area.

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Covenant University Students at work

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Covenant University Students at work

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It should be remembered that the first phase of the programme kicked off on Saturday, June 3, 2006, with the pioneer students of the University, who on their several outings helped to mend community roads and also solved environmental sanitation problems in the host communities of Ota, Sango and their surroundings.