Covenant University Holds Eagles Summit
The Covenant University Alumni Association has announced its intention to build a Student Development Centre for Students of the University, to enable them develop their capacities and demonstrate greatness in all of life endeavours
This objective was brought to fore during the annual Summit of Covenant University Alumni Association, popularly called “Eagles Summit” held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the African Leadership Development Centre (ALDC) in the University.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chancellor of Covenant University, Dr. David Oyedepo gave an insightful message titled, “Exploring the rich goldmine in the world”. He noted that only explorers become discoverers. Some characteristics of the mine include that, the mine has powers that makes a natural man perform in a supernatural way; the mine gives access to realms of divinity while still in our humanity.
He stated further that the richest goldmine in the world is the word of God. “It has the unlimited capacity in the world to change the status of any mortal being”, he said.
Dr. Oyedepo urged all to read, study, search and research and their profiting will appear to all. He encouraged them to always engage applied discoveries in all they do. “The discoveries you make today, defines your destiny tomorrow”, he said.
The Chancellor motivated everyone to always be the best in all they do, to be successful in their respective fields, to imbibe the habit of tithing, to have a heart for service, to discover new things and be contribution driven. He noted that if they don’t exceed more than where he stopped, they cannot claim to be successful. “If you don’t go further than where we stopped, you are a failed generation”, he said.
Also speaking at the event, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Aize Obayan said that the Covenant University vision was a compelling one and the proofs are abounding. “It’s not about a vision or statements, it’s about the proofs we have on ground. You are the testimonies of the vision of Covenant University”, she said.
She recounted some of the feats the university attained recently. She mentioned that five out of nine first class graduates of Economics in Covenant University were awarded the Presidential Special Scholarship for Innovation and Development (PRESSID). She also said that Covenant University was rated the best Private University in Nigeria in the July 2012 edition of the world Universities webometric ranking.
In addition, she also informed everyone, that all of the University’s courses have received full accreditation status by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
She said further, that the world is giving feedbacks of great works the Eagles are doing out there and she says a big ‘well-done’. She concluded that the best is certainly yet to come and enjoined them to join in expanding the frontiers of the University wherever they find themselves.
The highlight of this year’s Eagles Summit was the unveiling of the David Oyedepo Day of Service which will hold every 27th of September yearly. According to the President, Covenant University Alumni Association, Mr. Muyiwa Fadugba, the David Oyedepo Day of Service (DODOS) was inspired by the contribution heartbeat and lifestyle of Dr. David Oyedepo, where people can go out to serve in any capacity and whatever means they can, in honor of his life and legacy of service.
Mr. Fadugba noted that the Covenant University Alumni Association is a living organism that has proofs something tangible to contribute. He noted that Covenant University has helped them in discovering their innate potentials and it has also encouraged them to place a demand on their lives in future.
The Alumni President pointed that the Core Value of Diligence has become a way of life to them. Noting also that Covenant University helped in sharpening them to embrace change in all they find to do.
He stated further that the University taught them to be exemplary leaders, contribution driven and value adding personalities.