Covenant University Holds Orientation Programme for Postgraduate Students
The newly admitted Postgraduate Students of Covenant University has been urged to be worthy army of reformers, who will build the old wastes, repair the wasted cities and raise the desolation of many generations
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Korede Ayo gave this advise at the Orientation Programme for 2012/2013 Academic Session at the School of Post-Graduate Studies on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.
Speaking on the “Vision, Mission and Expectations” of the University, the Vice-Chancellor explained that the vision and mission of Covenant University is consummated in her mandate, which is to raise a new generation of leaders through a broad-based qualitative education built on sound biblical principles.
According to him, this will culminate in the birth of path-finders, pace-setters and trail-blazers who shall redeem the battered image of the Black race and restore her lost glory.
The Vice-Chancellor also pointed out that Spirituality is the arrowhead of the seven Core Values of the University. He added that, it is a major determinant in student’s admission and anything short of absolute dependency on God is unacceptable.
Also speaking at the programme, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Dr. A.A Atayero addressed the students on the subject of “Becoming a World Class University” and the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Dr. T. Abioye spoke on the topic, “Covenant University: The Founding Philosophy”.
The Registrar, Dr. J.N Taiwo addressed the students on “Core Values of the University”. He highlighted the Core Values as Spirituality, Possibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Integrity, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice. He added that everything done in Covenant University is hinged on Spirituality. He admonished them to identify with all of the Core Values of the University.
The Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Charles Ogbulogo addressed the students on, “Postgraduate Programmes of Covenant University”. He introduced the programmes, the rules and regulations of the School.
Other Principal Officers of the University that made presentations at the orientation programme include the Dean of College of Development Studies, Professor I. Ogunrinola, who gave a brief introduction of the College; Dean of College of Science and Technology, Professor S. Adefila, also spoke about the College; and the Director, Centre for Learning Resources, Mr. Chris Nkiko also made expositions on the “Learning Resources at Covenant University”.