Vice-Chancellor Urges Students to be of Good Conduct
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, has said that the University was committed to driving the core value of ‘Responsibility’ in the 2017/2018 Academic Session as he welcomed returning students.
Speaking at the Opening Assembly organised for the returning students on Monday, August 28, 2017, the Vice-Chancellor assured the students that being in Covenant University, they are in a very good place where the vision is to raise a new generation of leaders, which makes it expedient to continuously pursue excellence in all areas.
He reminded the students of the compelling vision of the University to be one of the top 10 universities in the world in the next five years and how that puts stringent demands on all stakeholders. “Covenant University is taking the vision of 1 of 10 in 10 to the next level this session,” he added.
He stated that for a university that is yet to be 15 years old, Covenant University has risen to become the only university in Nigeria with a graduate employability rate of 90%, making it number 1 in Nigeria.
“You will be responsible for your all-round conduct in this session and would need to ensure you do not run foul of any of the core values. However, be assured that you would have such a great time this semester that you would not want to go home at the end of the semester,” he asserted.
Professor Atayero encouraged the students that this was the best time to face the tough place in their lives, so that they can be worthy, both in character and learning, thereby developing the ability to face the world outside.
Situating the welcome remarks, the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Samuel Wara, representing the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu, assured the students that the new session would be entirely different from all the sessions they have ever experienced in Covenant University.
He stated that as the full academic work commences, the same spirit of excellence that was upon Daniel shall come upon every faculty, staff and student of the University. He encouraged the students to get ready to be distinguished in the new session as they commit to hard work and diligence.
The Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, in his remarks, welcomed the students to the Alpha Semester of the 2017/2018 academic session. He appreciated God for the preservation of lives and for changing everyone’s level in the new session, and also reminded the students of the need to be steadfast, committed and aligned to the core values and regulations of the University.
In his closing charge, the Chaplain of the University, Pastor Promise Omidiora, exhorted the students on the values of making the right decisions. According to him, “Life is not a funfair; life is a warfare and the one who is fighting with you does not relent, and that is why the Bible calls him the accuser of the brethren.”
He added, “The hand of the Almighty God has brought you here and that same hand will preserve you.”