Covenant University Commences College Week
The Covenant University’s College Week activities for 2015/2016 Academic Session were heralded with special hymn rendition by faculty and staff of the four colleges of the University during the Chapel service of Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
The faculty and staff of the Colleges of Science and Technology, Engineering, Leadership and Development Studies as well as Business and Social Sciences rendered a special hymn, “Christ the Solid Rock” to appreciate God and usher in the week-long event. The Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo and members of the University management team, faculty, staff and students were in attendance.
The Chancellor in his message, titled, “Flowing in the Secret of Success,” said that engaging the secret of scripture is the gateway to outstanding success or accomplishment. He noted that success is a choice, and encouraged everyone to engage the principles of success in order to be successful.
The College of Leadership and Development Studies has ‘Torch’ as its theme while College of Business and Social Sciences has ‘Spark’ as its theme. College of Engineering and College of Science and Technology have ‘Synergy’ as their theme.
The events of the first day were rounded off with Praise Night where songs of praise were rendered to appreciate God. While welcoming guests to the event, the Chairperson of the College Week Ceremony Committee, Miss Sarah Oyedepo remarked that the praise night was organised to thank God for taking the University to greater heights since the last edition.
Quoting from 2Chronicles 20: 17-22, Miss Oyedepo explained that, “We decided to organise Praise Night in place of Variety Night in order to show appreciation to God for numerous lifting the University had enjoyed by His grace. For instance, the University had only two colleges during the last edition but this time, we have four.”
The Night also featured a Guest Artiste, Mr. Ola Samuel, from Faith Tabernacle, Canaan Land, Ota. Prayers were also said for the University and for divine protection all through the Week. Other events include special renditions from the Covenant University Contemporary Choir and individual students.
The Covenant University College Week is an annual event that features seminars, talent and creative skills exhibition, sports competition and community development activities. This year’s event closes on Sunday, March 6, 2016 with thanksgiving service at the University Chapel.