Praises for Covenant University as 201 graduating students finish with first class.


On Friday, May 21, Covenant University in Ota, Ogun State graduated 1,664 students for the 2019/2020 academic session. A total of 201 students bagged a first class, LEADERSHIP Weekend reports. The theme of the event was ‘’Repositioning Higher Education in Africa: Building Reputation Gaps in African Universities,’’ with the founder and group CEO, e-Transact Global, Nigeria, Dr. Valentine Obi giving the keynote address.

The Vice-chancellor, Prof. Abiodun Adebayo, announced that a graduate of Biochemistry Department, College of Sciences, Miss Paula-Peace Onyinyechi, emerged the best graduating student, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.98. This is the 15th convocation ceremony of the institution which was tagged, “The Release of Eagles.” 

According to LEADERSHIP Weekend, out of the total of 1,664 graduating students with Bachelor’s degree, 201 students finished with a first class which represented 12.08 per cent. 793 students finished with a second class upper which represented 47.66 per cent. Meanwhile, 595 finished with a second class lower and 75, a third class. Also, the university released 254 postgraduate students.

The Vice chancellor urged the graduating students to be agents of change while congratulating them. He also encouraged them to be light-bearers, solution providers and pathfinders in facing the numerous problems travailing Nigeria and the world in general.

Furthermore, he said that Covenant University was occupying its student with activities that propelled them for leadership and productive dialogue. Likewise, they were furnished with skills to illuminate their world.

Adebayo also affirmed that the institution is a leadership academy poised to raise a new generation of leaders in all fields of human endeavour. More so, they have a vision to revive the fractured image of the black man, as molded in the graduands through its seven core values of spirituality, possibility mentality, integrity, capacity building, responsibility, diligence, and sacrifice.

In his address, Dr. Valentine Obi noted that it is important that values and rethinking ways to achieve practical solutions to societal challenges is the focal point for African Ivory towers. Besides, focus should not just be placed on teaching students on information where students can get on the interest.

Covenant University was founded in 2002 by Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church worldwide aka Winners Chapel. Over the years, it has been ranked as one of the best private universities in West Africa with its outstanding facilities and research techniques. 

Nigerians praise the institution for its first class graduates.
@crown_demii tweeted, ‘’There is possibly something unique about Covenant Univeristy. I see almost the same traits in their graduates that I know ‘’leadership skills, interest in further knowledge, entrepreneurial skills…’’

@particular6 said, ‘’What is Covenant University doing differently? You deserve some accolades!!! Covenant University is the Stanford of Nigeria.’’

@SamdGreat01 commented, ‘’If you have money, send your children to well equipped private universities like Covenant University. Saying first class in such schools is equivalent to 2.2 in government schools is not necessarily accurate. After all, they are probably exposed to research facilities.’’

@mister_vaugh tweeted, ‘’Why is first class so common in Covenant University? Lecturers must be giving the actual scores there.’’

@iam_SamDon said, ‘’Covenant Univerity still remains the best higher institution in Nigeria if you want anything that’s close to quality education.’’

@thisisOluwakemi commented, ‘’I have seen countless students from Covenant University graduating with first-class. This tells you how much the lecturers want the best for their students. But it is the habit of Nigerian government universities lecturers to frustrate intelligent students out of the school.’’

@KelvinOssai said, ‘’What is Covenant University doing differently? Over 200 students graduating with First class? This is awesome. A school that wants the best for their students. Not our government schools where lecturers and ASUU strike deliberately and frustrate students respectively!’’

@SamdGreat01 tweeted, ‘’ My wife did internship @IITA after her Msc. She saw some equipment in her field for the first time. An undergraduate friend from Covenant University doing same internship uses the equipment in her school. Talk about research facilities? Give it to them. I believe in their first class.’’

@firstdoctorr commented, ‘’I’m happy for the 201 Covenant University students who graduated with First Class degree. We should learn to support excellence and reward hard work.’’

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