Oyedepo Charges Graduating Students to Embrace Humility, to Maintain Relevance
The Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Regents, Covenant University, Dr. David O. Oyedepo, has charged the 2017/2018 graduating students of the University to eschew pride and embrace humility and meekness, which are vital to making them relevant in all spheres of life.
Dr. Oyedepo made the call at the Special Convocation Assembly to kick-off activities for the 13th Convocation Ceremony of Covenant held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the University’s Chapel. He told the graduands to always make God their sole source and resource in all their endeavour, if they desire to experience a glorious destiny.
While counselling the gathering to appreciate the importance of thanksgiving, the Chancellor noted that the accomplishments of Covenant University in her short time of existence was not the work of any expert or the know-how of any man, but that of the creative God, which requires the giving of thanks.
Dr. Oyedepo advised the graduating class to allow God to be eternally acknowledged in all aspects of their lives, if they don’t want to be grounded and lose relevance in life. He added that celebrating God for every result and never blaming Him for failures, is vital to experiencing continuous victory and success.
“Walk the pathways of life with humility and meekness, and God’s hands will forever remain upon your life for glory. Your rise and sustainable rise is, and will always be, a function of the depth of your humility,” he enthused.
The renowned educationist warned graduands on the danger inherent in pride, as that was the easiest route to truncating destinies.
In his welcome remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, posited that the 2017/2018 academic session had been one of immense surprises for the University, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Cambridge, both among the top 10 universities in the world, initiating moves to partner with Covenant. This, he said, signified that the world recognised the important academic achievements of the University.
Professor Atayero stated that as the University gradually gets close to the attainment of Vision 10:2022, God has started validating that the vision ordained by Him, and it is bearing remarkable fruits already.
The outgoing Chairman, Students’ Council, Mr. Moses Agbeje, appreciated the leadership of the University for the investment made in the graduating class in the last 5 years, which, according to him had resulted in the birthing of well-rounded graduates.
He noted that the success of the ‘Book Drive Campaign’ and the social change prompted by the various initiatives of the 13th Graduating Class had caught the attention of the media.
The Special Convocation Assembly is an annual event that heralds other activities lined up for convocation ceremony of Covenant University.