Covenant University is 8

Covenant University is 8

 
Covenant University is 8

The Management, Faculty, Staff and Students of Covenant University have been charged not to rest on the success recorded so far but stretch to the next level.

The Management, Faculty, Staff and Students of Covenant University have been charged not to rest on the success recorded so far but stretch to the next level.
This was the crux of the message, “Stretching to the Next Level,” delivered by the Vice-President of Africa Mission of the World Mission Agency, the Proprietor base of the University, Bishop Thomas Aremu, at the Special Assembly to mark the University’s 8th Founder’s Day on October 21.

Bishop Aremu, who spoke on behalf of the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo, charged the University community not to be satisfied with the past success stories.
“The success of yesterday, if not improved upon, will become a failure today”, he stated, adding that “The best days of the University are still ahead.”
Bishop Aremu also advised all present against settling for local rating rather than for global rating. “Our rating in the nation is enviable, but we must stretch for intercontinental rating,” he said.

He enjoined everyone to purpose “not to be a critic, but a credit, not a distractor, but a contributor and to look ahead in order to be ahead”.
Also reminiscing on the accomplishments achieved by the University in just eight years, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan, said that the University has grown by leaps and bounds. The University, according to her, started with six professors, but today it has 38 and over 360 members of faculty compared with just 59 at inception.

“We have recorded a regular Calendar and have released five batches of graduates. Our physical structure has increased from one College building to an array of imposing structures. The School of Postgraduate Studies will soon be open to the external context. Faculty and Students have also won numerous awards, all to the glory of God”, she said.

She however remarked: “We have to get back to the beginning and get in touch with the mandate laid down in our quest for world-class status.” She expressed gratitude to God for where He has brought the University and for yet greater developments and achievements.

The Anniversary Programme also featured a Symposium, Variety Night, Community Development Impact Outreach and Thanksgiving Service at Faith Tabernacle.