By Taiwo Ogunmola-Omilani
The Chancellor, Covenant University, Bishop David Oyedepo on Friday warned against moves by certain individuals to Islamize the country, saying such attempts would polarize the country and create unnecessary crisis.
The renowned Clergyman said this during the 12th convocation ceremony which was held at the institution.
According to him, Nigerians need to be more sensitive so as to avoid religious and ethnic conflicts.
Oyedepo added that on Thursday, July 20, 2017, the engineering students of the institution were inducted as graduate members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.
He added that the institution also won the Education Leadership Award at the sixth Africa Education Leadership Awards organised by world CSR day in partnership with CMO Asia and Stars of Industry Group.
” The award was given in appreciation of the university’s exceptional contribution to the educational landscape in Africa”, he added.
In her keynote address tagged “Leadership by products: The role of universities “, the keynote speaker, Former Vice president and secretary General, African Development Bank, Ms. Cecilia Akintomide disclosed that the leadership of a university should be based on its products.
“Those products necessarily must include the quality of graduates released; the quality of research conducted, the knowledge disseminated and the contribution to societal well-being and economic development “, she said
She added that research and its application is one of the ways that the university transforms the world and thus, implored the institution to explore collaborations and partnerships with institutions and private sector in this regard.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Atayero disclosed that the graduating students have been equipped with the capacity to face the storms of life.
He added that the institution is committed to continuously increasing the quality of profile in the global community and the quality of teaching.
Meanwhile, a total number of one thousand, one hundred and twenty five students who met the institutions conditions graduated with the Bachelor’s Degree while 31 students bagged the post graduate diploma degree.
In addition, one hundred and eighty eight students made first class honours, while five hundred and sixty eight students earned second class upper honours.
Fasuyi Abisola Jumoke emerged the best graduating student of the institution with a CGPA of 4.95.