Students Urged to Maintain Core Values as End of Session Holidays Begin
The First Vice-President of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (LFCWW), Bishop David Abioye, has admonished Covenant University students to always abide by the core values of the University as they embark on the end of session holidays.
He urged them to commit their ways unto the Lord as they travel, so that they do not break down while on holiday. He stated that wisdom demands that they do not forget all the virtues that they have been imbued with in Covenant University while on holiday.
Speaking during the Departure Assembly for students of the University on Friday, May 5, 2017, Bishop Abioye, who represented the Chancellor, Dr. David O. Oyedepo, urged the students to give due attention to their relationship with God as they go on holiday; stating that no one can ever go wrong making God their priority. “As you travel, you must recognize that your safety is not in the means by which you travel. The Lord is your keeper. You may pay your travel fare, but you cannot pay for your safety, only God protects.”
Bishop Abioye encouraged the entire University community to give deserved attention to thanksgiving as it is the only way to preserve the great things God is doing in the university. “Things are working because God is working. And the only way to keep Him at work is to keep acknowledging His works, (Philippians 2:12-13). You cannot miss your glory, giving God the glory,” he stressed.
While congratulating the Management and the entire University community on the conclusion of another successful semester, the First Vice-President, LFCWW, prayed for the final year students and declared that God will direct their steps and the Angel of the Living Faith Commission will watch over them.
He implored them to also keep themselves from evil influences and bad friends as they leave school and also, to keep themselves so that the enemy does not touch them. “Watch the company you keep and the friends you keep as you go. Satan does not run after nonentities because it will not make news, but you shall not fall into his traps. This break will not break you down, this break will refresh you,” he emphasised.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, appreciated the Chancellor and the entire members of the Board of Regents for their continuous support, commitment and encouragement, which had helped to strengthen the resolve of members of the CU community to give their best towards the fulfilment of the University’s Vision.
The Vice-Chancellor, who praised the students who have fully imbibed the core values of the school, prayed that God will give them the grace to remain steadfast to the end.
Covenant University faculty, staff and students, he said, were recognised for many outstanding performances and feats in the 2016-2017 academic session in the areas of research, leadership and community service among others.
According to him, some of the milestones recorded by the University included emerging third out of 640 products exhibited at the 2017 Technology and Innovation Expo organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology; winning the Best Use of Technology Award among private universities in Nigeria; the triumph of the Dean of Post Graduate School, Professor Samuel Wara and his research team at a competition organised by Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities; and the University being ranked Number One in the world in two distinctive areas of research competencies.
While making his remarks, the Dean, Students’ Affairs, Mr. Azubuike Ezenwoke bade farewell to the students and advised them to endeavour to check the resumption portal where information concerning resumption protocol for the next academic session shall be duly communicated.