The atmosphere was euphoric as Covenant on Sunday, September 15, 2019, opened the doors to Hebron to new students of the University, for commencement of the 2019/2020 Academic Session.
Following the incredible rise of Covenant in the latest rankings of world universities released by the Times Higher Education (THE), facts have emerged that Covenant indeed recorded the best year on year increase among her rival universities.
Covenant’s vision of becoming one of the top 10 universities in the world by the year 2022 has received a fillip, with the institution taking a giant leap from her former 601-800 ranking to 401-500 in the 2020 rankings recently released by the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
Faculty members of Covenant University have been charged to connect with the reality ofbible-based faith if they desire to do exploits in their professional and spiritual calling. Thecharge was laid out by the Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Regents of the University,Dr. David Oyedepo, on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, when he delivered a lecturetitled ‘Unveiling the Invincible Power of Faith’.
Covenant places very high premium on intellectual honesty and reputation, therefore, faculty and staff are to be committed and guided by a deep conviction of the worth and dignity of the advancement of knowledge, according to the University’s Registrar, Dr. Oluwasegun Omidiora.
Covenant University has no doubt achieved remarkable feats in her drive towards becoming one of the top 10 universities in the world by the year 2022, however, all stakeholders in the project must redouble their efforts for the vision to come to fruition.
The Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Regents, Covenant, Dr. David O. Oyedepo, has urged faculty members of the University to embrace spiritual virtues as the only way to realise the vision of Covenant becoming one of the top 10 universities in the world by the year 2022. According to him, “Whatever God can do, faith can make happen”.
The Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) has approached Covenant for the use of the University’s sports facilities towards the successful hosting of the 2019 Research Institutes Games Association of Nigeria RIGAN.
The Management of Covenant University has advised organisers of the 13th Annual Conference of the Mycotoxicology Society of Nigeria (MSN) to ensure that notable outcomes and studies of conference papers be published in Scopus indexed outlets, as that would be a veritable avenue to apprise the academic world of the latest developments on issues about mycotoxins research in the country.
A Covenant graduate, Miss Naomi Ekpoki Onesenema, has emerged winner of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Top Outstanding Young Person of Nigeria Award.
Naomi, who was a honoree under the category ‘Contribution to Children, World Peace and/or Human Rights’, was one of the 10 recipients of the JCI awards selected from among 30 finalists out of the over 1,700 nominations.