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Saturday, 21 July 2018

Covenant University Graduates 238 First Class Honours Students

A total of 238 students of Covenant University in Ota, Ogun, on Friday graduated with first class honors degrees at the institution's 2017/2018 Convocation.

The institution Vice-Chancellor (V-C), Prof. Aaron Atayero, 13th Convocation, the Conference of Honorary Doctorate Degrees and presentation of preaching to its deserving students in Ota.

The News of the Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the university graduated 1,887 students for 2017/2018 Academic Session. They include: 238 first class honors, 746 second class upper honors, 452 second class lower, 86 third class and 365 post-graduate students.

NAN reports that Miss Salami Toluwani, from the Department of Industrial Chemistry, College of Science, graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.99.

Atayero said that the graduates were working, and they were expected to be employed by laborers.

"All over the world, our graduates are always breaking ground in many human endeavors," he said.

Atayero attributed the success and milestone achieved by the institution to the high quality of its teaching with high quality research.

He implored the graduating students to deploy the nation's problems: leadership, unemployment, poverty, wanton killings, infrastructure deficit and poor health services.

Also speaking, Dr. David Oyedepo, the Chancellor of the University, said there was a need to redefine democracy in the country so as to surmount its challenges.

He noted that leadership was not just about talking but taking the lead. Oyedepo said that leadership was not an endowment, but a product of outstanding accomplishments.

He said that the vision of the institution was to be raised to a new generation of leaders in every area of ​​human endeavor, which would be great in Nigeria, and the world at large.

"I implore you to start changing and confronting the nation," he said.

Oyedepo advised the graduating students to imbibe and uphold the core values ​​of the institution.

In a keynote address, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria PLC, advised the graduating students to identify each of these opportunities, especially those confronting the country.

Awosika said that the graduates had better opportunities because they had a real value in education.

"Challenges do not destroy vision but they empowered vision," she said.

Awosika, however, advised the graduates to overcome their sense of vision.

She also enjoined them to seek knowledge with character, adding that without character, it would be difficult to actualize their dreams.

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