Vice-Chancellor Assures Freshmen of Most Rewarding Time at Covenant
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, has assured new students of a most rewarding time as they commence their academic stewardship.
While speaking at the Orientation Programme for the freshmen, held at the University Chapel on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Professor Adebayo welcomed the students to "Hebron, the birthplace of Kings and Queens". He introduced Covenant to the new students as a vision given to the Chancellor and Chairman of the University's Board of Regents, Dr David O. Oyedepo.
Covenant, he said, had a set of unique Philosophy that distinguished her from others. According to him, the philosophy, known as the Departure Philosophy encompassed a departure from form to skill, knowledge to empowerment, figures to future-building, legalism to realism, points to facts, and mathematics to lifematics.
Professor Adebayo noted that the short-term vision of Covenant University was to be one of the top 10 Universities in the world by the year 20:2022. "It is vision birthed by God through the University's Chancellor, Dr David O. Oyedepo, and it is aptly called 'Vision 10:2022'," he emphasized.
The Vice-Chancellor also reeled out the University's Core Values, which he said distinguished Covenant from other institutions in Nigeria and the world. The core values include Spirituality, Possibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Integrity, Responsibility, Diligence, and Sacrifice.
Professor Adebayo got the freshmen acquainted with the University's progress so far in her attempts at occupying enviable positions in the different categories of the Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings. He said that the National Universities Commission fully accredited all Covenant programmes. He noted that the institution's outstanding performances through her faculty, staff, and students had also received great validations.
He said that scholarships were available for students committed to creating change in their communities and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of these scholarships, he added, was fully funded and supported by numerous Commonwealth governments.
While thanking the new students for coming to be part of the revolutionary army at Covenant, the Vice-Chancellor prayed that they would maximize their destinies in grand style.
Also speaking at the orientation programme, the Dean, Student Affairs, Professor Conrad Omonhinmin, educated the freshmen on the University's rules and regulations, dress code for students, policy on peer interactions, and the importance of punctuality. He also enlightened the students about the Covenant University cultural ethos, general student conduct, and student disciplinary system.
Professor Omonhinmin, while stating that the well-being and safety of students were the University's concern, urged the students to eschew social vices, docility, and wayward life.
Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, addressing new students of the University at their orientation programme