Chancellor Declares 2018/2019 Academic Session Year of Unprecedented Impact
The Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Regents, Covenant University, Dr. David O. Oyedepo, has declared the 2018/2019 Academic Session as the “Year of Unprecedented Impact” for the University’s Management, faculty and staff.
Dr. Oyedepo had while blessing faculty and staff at the Opening Assembly for the new academic session held on Monday, August 6, 2018, thanked God for the hugely successful 2017/2018 academic session and for His protection over the lives of every member of the University community.
The Chancellor prophesied that the University and her faculty and staff would in the 2018/2019 academic session make more outstanding impacts hitherto unexperienced. He emphasised that the new academic year would be a year of global impact, qualitative investment, and great products for Covenant University, just as he prayed for the physical, social and economic wellbeing of faculty and staff.
Earlier in his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, charged faculty and staff to renew their dedication to duty and be ready to make themselves amenable to changes in the University.
Professor Atayero, who glorified God for the blessings He continues to shower on Covenant University, said that the 2017/2018 academic session was particularly very rewarding. He cited the example of two of the world’s top 10 universities in the world, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge, initiating collaborations with Covenant University. This, he attributed to the favour of God on the University.
The Vice-Chancellor praised faculty and staff for their steadfastness and commitment to the vision of the University becoming one of the top 10 Universities in the World by the year 2022. “When I visit other universities in the world, I boast to my Vice-Chancellor counterparts that I have the most dedicated faculty and staff. Your resourcefulness is highly appreciated,” he stated.
He noted that the first two years of the current administration in the University had witnessed tremendous achievements, with the institution recording an astronomical increase in publication, which was 57% of all that the University had published since inception.
Professor Atayero reiterated the commitment of the Board of Regents and Management of the University to the academic progress and welfare of faculty and staff, adding that faculty would be further encouraged to get their works published in high-impact journals and Elsevier for wider visibility.
Also at the event were other members of Management; Principal Officers and Senior Professors.