Covenant will fulfil Vision 10:2022, Vice-Chancellor assures
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, has reassured the university members that the institution will fulfil her vision to become one of the top 10 universities globally by the year 2022.
Professor Adebayo gave the assurance on Monday, January 4, 2021, at a special assembly to welcome faculty and staff members on their resumption for operational activities following the Yuletide break.
He said that the fulfilment of Vision 10:2022 was a reality irrespective of Covenant's current position in the World Ranking of Universities as the vision was a prophetic verdict. He urged faculty and staff to stand firm and rededicate themselves to the vision through their academic pursuits.
While welcoming faculty and staff into the New Year, the Vice-Chancellor encouraged them to celebrate God from the depth of their hearts and give Him all the glory and the honour. He said they should thank God for helping them see out the turbulent year 2020 and enter into a year of Supernatural Turnaround.
"Welcome to a year that God has promised us to be your year of turnaround, which will happen to us as individuals and as an institution, Covenant University. On behalf of the Chancellor, I specially welcome you to a year that God has vowed to take us to the next level. Let's connect with the 21 days of prayer and fasting for spiritual advantage and a year of unprecedented testimonies," said Professor Adebayo.
In his welcome address, the Registrar, Dr Oluwasegun Omidiora, admonished the audience at the University Chapel venue of the special assembly to appreciate God for the New Year. "It's a thing of joy for all of us to be gathered here today. We appreciate God for His mercy. On behalf of the Management I welcome faculty and staff back from the Yuletide holiday," he said.
Dr Omidiora reminded faculty members that all virtual interactions remained as planned. Virtual lectures, he said, would commence on Monday, January 11, 2021. He enjoined all members of faculty to take note of the directive. The Registrar also encouraged faculty and staff to join in the 21 days of prayer and fasting, "to make use of the opportunity for our turnaround testimonies".
In his charge to the gathering, the University Chaplain, Pastor Kayode Martins, inspired them to appreciate that the ground on which Covenant was located was God-ordained. "We have the power, but we cannot discover that power without asking of Him. Many of us may have laid down the baton of what God told us and what promises and Covenant He has with us. I believe this is our season of turnaround," he noted.
Pastor Martins, who reminded faculty and staff of the critical roles played by them in the students' learning and character-building, sensitised them to the imperative of adequate preparation for students' resumption and the impartation of quality knowledge.
The Chaplain subsequently prayed for the University, Management, faculty, staff, and students asking God to make 2021 a year of a supernatural turnaround in their lives.
Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University.