Covenant University International Students Celebrate Zambia’s 50th Independence in Style
Students of Covenant University from one of the Africa countries, Zambia, celebrated the faithfulness of God at the Chapel Service on Thursday, October 23, 2014 as their country celebrates 50 years of Independence.
Speaking about their nation, Franklin Luando, a 200 Level Economics student, Geoffrey Mulenga, a 200 Level Business Administration student and Mulenea Edice, a 100 Level Economics student said the purpose of the celebration was to appreciate God for years of stability and peace in their country.
Recounting his experience in Covenant University, Franklin Luando, said the core values of Spirituality, Capacity Building and Integrity attracted him to Covenant University. “There are very few Universities like Covenant University in the world, looking at the Core Values. That is one of the things that attracted me to the University”, he said.
He disclosed that they are the first set of Zambians in Covenant University and he got to know about the University through the Living Faith Church, Lusaka, Zambia.
Geoffrey Mulenga, on his part, added that the vision of raising a new generation of leaders, quality of education and the ambiance of the campus attracted him to the University.
Speaking on behalf of others, Geoffrey stated further that they left their country for Nigeria and not any other country within or outside Africa because spirituality is one of the core values embraced and driven by Covenant University. “I believe God has a plan for everybody and God’s plan for me is to be here. This is the right place for me to create that foundation needed. I believe this is the right place for great destinies”, he said.
The students acknowledged the good quality of education in Covenant University. They claimed to be having a wonderful experience as they are being exposed to Nigeria’s culture, and learning different things that will help them impact their world as they graduate from the University. They have also met people from other countries of the world.
“Covenant University is unique because she adopted unique programmes and activities like the TMC jogging, Entrepreneurship and Leadership which are in agreement with the vision”, Geoffrey noted. He also stated that he has been transformed academically and spiritually, “I have experienced great improvement in my academics through the facilities provided by the institution, such as the internet, smart boards and tutorials”, he said.
Franklin Luando affirmed that Covenant University has helped him to develop a relationship with God and a capacity building mindset. “Nothing is impossible; that is the greatest thing that has changed about me” he added.
At the programme organised by the University to celebrate with the Zambians at Chancellor’s Conference Room at the International Headquarters of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (The Proprietor Base of the University), the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, appreciated the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo, for creating the time to be a blessing to the nation of Zambia.
While addressing the International students, the Chancellor expressed his undying love for Africa and commended the students for making out time to celebrate their country. He, therefore, advised them to be poised to add values to their nation. “You will never be remembered for what you have but what you add” he said.
Members of management present at the programme include the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye, the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, the Dean, Student Affairs, Mr. Azubuike Ezenwoke and Director, International Office and Linkages, Dr. Angela Eni.