Graduating Class Advised to Exhibit Quality Attitude
The graduating class of the School of Postgraduate Studies of Covenant University has been advised to exhibit good knowledge, skills and attitude expected of someone who has obtained higher qualifications as they proceed further in life.
The advice was given by Professor Bioye Aluko, the Guest Speaker at the School of Postgraduate Studies Hooding Event on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, as part of activities marking the 11th Convocation Ceremony of the University.
While speaking on, “After Postgraduate Training, What’s Next?” Professor Aluko noted that the higher the degree obtained, the higher the expectations of the people, particularly as they are products of Covenant University. “As graduates of Covenant University, more is expected from you because of the spiritual and moral training you were subjected to,” he said.
The Guest Speaker, who is also the Dean of the Faculty of Urban Design at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, emphasised that though, the course of study may be one or two years, the graduands would continue to defend what they have learnt for life.
“As a graduate of any discipline, there is a level of attitude expected of you. For those who may want to go into academia, you are not going to teach alone but also provide leadership in research and community service. You should be able to supervise others. For those who are already in the industry, you should be able to apply all you have learnt to your assignment,” he advised.
Professor Aluko also enjoined them to exhibit the Entrepreneurial skills they acquired, which, according to him, would help them in the future.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, advised them to identify gaps to fill in order to remain relevant. He added that the University had tried to train them in leadership and entrepreneurial skills in order to have competitive edge. “This is a dreamers’ land, please dream big and take a throne,” he said.
Earlier in his address, the Dean of the School, Professor Shalom Chinedu, informed that 18 PGD, 115 Masters and 21 Ph.Ds are graduating in this year’s convocation. According to him, this is not a mean achievement considering the age of the University. While appreciating the Management for the much emphasis laid on the PG programme, he also commended the students for subscribing to the training at Covenant University.
Also present at the event were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye; Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo, Deans and Sub-Deans of Colleges and School of Postgraduate Studies; Board of the School of Postgraduate Studies as well as students.