Webometrics Ranking: “No human hand can accomplish such a feat” – Chancellor
The Chancellor, Covenant University, Dr. David Oyedepo, has re-affirmed that the University would be listed among the top 10 universities in the world before the target year 2022.
Dr. Oyedepo noted this at the regular Thursday Chapel Service of the University on February 12, 2015, while celebrating the University’s accomplishment in the latest Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.
The ranking body confirmed Covenant University as the overall best in Nigeria and West Africa, and 15th in Africa, in its first edition of the 2015 ranking released on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.
The Chancellor however, attributed the feat to divine inspiration, noting that no human hand could have made such accomplishment come to pass within a short period of the University’s existence.
He said, “As far as I am concerned, Vision 10:2022, 1 of 10 in 10, is already a done deal. It is not what we are struggling to do, it is what is already done in heaven. Those who mock prophecies end up as mockeries.
“Most of the things that run Covenant University came directly by divine inspiration. The Core Values were dictated to me by God, they were not discoveries and I owe God thanks for it. The Founding Philosophy was dictated to me, I didn’t rationalize it, and I don’t even think I edited it. Nobody in this country believed anything we dared would work”, he explained.
The Chancellor also noted that the University is committed to raising responsible citizens through discipline, which enhances human dignity. “I know what God showed me. God showed me a highly disciplined army- People that can be trusted from childhood. Since the inception of this institution, no spiritually rooted student has ever been rusticated, neither is there anyone roaming the street looking for job”.
Dr. Oyedepo also encouraged the Faculty and Staff to avail themselves of the opportunities the environment presents, to exercise intellectual endeavors to the maximum level.
He prayed that the next result would be far more humbling, which would move the University far closer to the set goal. According to him, “Very shortly, the University will become an intellectual centre for the entire world, where they will be coming from the North, East, South and West to hear the wisdom of God speaking through everyone”.