Chancellor Charges Staff, Students to Invest Time as New Academic Session Begins
After five weeks of holiday, Staff and Students of Covenant University resumed on Sunday, August 4, 2013 for the 2013/2014 Academic Session and immediately commenced registration of the returning students.
The Fresh Students also resumed on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 and commenced registration same day. What is unique about the new session is the commencement of the Three-Semester Academic Calendar as approved by the University’s highest governing body, the Board of Regents.
Prior to resumption, the University Management had organized various units including the Academic Affairs, Admission Office, Student Affairs, Financial Services and Centre for Systems and Information Services to ensure that the students have a smooth registration for the new academic session.
In the same vein, the Halls of Residence were renovated to make them more conducive for habitation. Staff were also mobilized to ensure that the students have a sound academic session.
At the Opening Assembly cum first Chapel Service of the session on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo charged the Staff and Students alike to make the most of their time for it is man’s greatest asset in his quest for great accomplishments.
Speaking on “The Power of Time”, the Chancellor noted that the quality of time invested determines ones destiny.
“Those who make the most of their lives are those who make the most of their time. Likewise, those who mess up their time make a mess of their lives. Life is measured by time. It is the quality of the investment of your time that determines your destiny”, he explained.
Directing his words to the students, the Chancellor said, “Everyone has capacity to be an extraordinary student. If you can make an “A” in one subject, you can make it in others. It is just an extra effort you need.
“If you can not manage your time, you can not manage your life. Time is an asset of equality. Everyone has the same amount of time. All you need is to learn how to invest it wisely. Those who know the worth of time can not lose ground in life. Only time investors are players in life”, he advised.
He welcomed everyone to a session of glory and high productivity as he declared the session opened.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo also welcomed both Staff and Students. He congratulated everyone on the successful completion of the last academic session and the 8th Convocation Ceremony.
He promised that the 2013/2014 Session would be different as he enjoined everyone to put in their efforts to achieve the goal of “One of Ten in Ten”.