Chancellor Urges Students to Make Spiritual Investment
Students of Covenant University have been urged to invest into their future, because life only gives back what one invests into it.
This advice was given by the Chancellor, Dr.David Oyedepo, at the Opening Assembly on Monday, January 5, 2015 to welcome the students into the New Year and Omega Semester.
The Chancellor, represented by the immediate past Registrar and Resident Pastor, Faith Tabernacle, Canaan Land, Pastor Nbong Ntia, made reference to 1Timothy 4:7-8, and Hebrew 6:5, emphasising the need for spiritual investment.
He stated further that to achieve success in life, one must embrace spiritual investment, so that all other efforts are not rendered futile. “There are certain things you will never be able to touch in your life except you are given to prayer and fasting”, he said.
According to him, Daniel and the three Hebrew boys made investments that made them ten times better than their colleagues. “This is when you need to invest into the future, so that the days ahead will be very good,” he added.
He concluded with Oprah Winfrey’s quote on excellence, “I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism”, stressing that students should thrive for excellence.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Charles Ayo noted that “There is no substitute for godliness if you must maximize your destiny on earth”. He, therefore, advised the students to embrace godliness.
While making reference to Proverbs 4:20-23, Proverbs 1:10 and 2 Chronicles 1:8, he assured the students of a better interaction with industries to keep them apprised of current happenings in their field. He also promised closer ties with other world-class Universities during the next summer.
The Vice-Chancellor also reiterated the need to work harder to get the University listed among the first ten leading universities in the world.
Professor Ayo noted that there are plans to put in place monthly seminars where professionals from industries would deliver papers to enhance town and gown collaboration.
He appreciated everyone for the smooth running of the University system and enjoined them to do more in order to maintain her leading position in the webometrics ranking.