“Vision ‘One of Ten in Ten’ is a Cheap Possibility” -Chancellor
“Vision ‘One of Ten in Ten’ is a cheap possibility through our tireless commitment to improvement and rigorous pursuit of the vision.” This was the crux of the presentation of the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo, at the opening day of the Executive Advance for Faculty and Senior Non-Teaching Staff for the 2015/2016 Academic Session.
Dr. Oyedepo in his paper titled, “The Vision and Mission of Covenant University” on Monday, August 3, 2015, noted that for the vision of the University to be fulfilled, there is the need for possibility mentality among the stakeholders. “Everyone’s takes in life is a product of his thought. ‘For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he – Pro. 25:7.’ Only those who think possibilities dare the impossible and delivers the unthinkable. Possibility mentality is key to a world of unlimited possibilities,” he declared.
While citing examples of world-class universities which were established many centuries back and are still relevant in the present days, the Chancellor charged all the participants to be committed to excellence, noting that, “There is nothing mystical about excellence; it is a product of one’s tireless commitment to improvement.
“One cannot be committed to a course and not be creative in his approach, and one cannot be creative and not be productive, and one cannot be productive and not be successful and as one grows his success, he becomes impactful. When anyone’s goal becomes a task, all his senses will come alive, all his energies will be released,” he noted.
Dr. Oyedepo examined the Vision, Mission, Mandate, Departure Philosophy and Core Values of the University, which according to him are what differentiate Covenant University from others. He also looked at the spiritual root of the University and some world-class universities which shows the quality of Christian-based education all through history. “It is foolishness to be shameful of what is gainful,” he advised.
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