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Dr. Oyedepo Task Students to Maximise Time During Vacation

The Chancellor of Covenant University, Dr. David Oyedepo, has cautioned students of the institution to be wary of any engagement that does not add value to their lives. Dr. Oyedepo gave the advice during the Omega Semester Departure Service, signaling the end of the 2021/2022 Academic Session, last Saturday.

Dr. Oyedepo speaking on the theme ‘Beware! "There Is a Battle Over Your Time," said anyone can predict what tomorrow holds simply by what they do or do not do today, because no one ever arrives at a future they cannot see, and no one ever arrives at a future they are not prepared for.

The Chancellor said there is a battle over time that must be either won or lost. According to him, "We must learn to make the most of our days, as the season of man’s life is irreversible," he added.

Dr. Oyedepo stated that one cannot be a child twice, nor a youth twice, nor can one be a young adult twice. He reiterated the importance of making the most of the seasons of their lives, noting that man’s most fertile season is between the 20s and 30s, and they are the core planting seasons that must not be joked with.

He said between the 30s and 50s is the harvesting and reaping season of an individual, as anything after this period is considered the period for a man to be driven for his rich investment of time, energy, and resources. Dr. Oyedepo highlighted biblical characters that took responsibility as youths and made the most of their glorious destiny.

"Beware of selling off your birthright for a momentary pleasure like Esau. Just like David, he paid a gruesome price for the abuse of time. This is the most fertile season of your life, your season of vision and discovery," he posited.

Dr. Oyedepo said a lack of value for time makes a poor manager of time, and poor managers of time will end up being poor managers of money and resources, as time invested in the pursuit of any given task will determine the quality of results expected. "One can overcome his or her weakness by creating time to seek solutions from the Word, God’s book of answers," he averred.

He concluded by reminding the students of the need to remain true to themselves and make the most of the break period at home. "Originality is what helps an individual to make a meaningful impact in life, because what you are offering that makes a difference is what is key to remaining relevant in business and in all endeavours," he concluded.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, appreciated God for the successful completion of the academic session, in the same breath commending the graduating class of 2022 for a successful academic sojourn at Hebron.

Professor Adebayo, while wishing the students a safe trip to their various abodes, advised them to remain good ambassadors of the University.

With the completion of the academic session, all 200-level students in Engineering and Building Technology will be staying back on campus for their Student Work Experience Programme (SWEP) between July 18 and August 12, 2022, while 300-level students in Engineering programmes are expected to carry out 5 weeks of Industrial Training during the holidays.


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