Combating the Dinosaur Syndrome: The Scourge of Corruption the Greatest Threat to the Survival Of the Nigeria Nation
Address Delivered by Dr. David O. Oyedepo, Chancellor Covenant University on the Occasion of the 6th Convocation Ceremony of Covenant University
John Newman in 1858 in response to question he posed on the subject matter – “What is a University?”, in his book ‘The idea of a University’ referred to a University as “a place where inquiry is pushed forward and discoveries verified and perfected, and rashness rendered innocuous, and error exposed by the collision of mind with mind, and knowledge with knowledge. It is the place where professor become eloquent, and is a missionary and a preacher, displaying his science in its most complete and most winning form, pouring it forth with zeal of enthusiasm, and lighting up his own love of it in the breasts of his hearers…It is a seat of wisdom, a light of the world, a minister of faith, an Alma Mater of the rising generation.”
Noting the role that Universities must serve in mapping out continued relevance, our visionary base as Covenant University must continue to serve as a thrust for pushing continuous relevance in order to advance platforms for securing continuous results. Our commitment to raising a new generation of Leaders places a continuous demand on us to strive continuously to take the lead in breaking new grounds – in Teaching, Learning, Research, Product Development, Administration, Impacting the immediate and external context, via our solution driven approaches channeled though our Community Development Impact Initiatives etc.