Presiding bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide David Oyedepo and the church’s first vice president David Abioye on Friday attended the 22nd matriculation ceremony of Covenant University for the 2023/2024 academic session in Ota, Ogun State.
Oyedepo, the university’s chancellor, advised the students to be disciplined and use their time wisely in the course of their studies.
No fewer than 2,351 students, that is 2,153 undergraduates and 198 postgraduates, participated in the matriculation.
The chancellor said the pain of discipline might be costly, but the result is priceless.
“No one will ever be any more accomplished in his pursuit than when he is disciplined.
“Anyone that will not take responsibility early will end up a liability,” he said.
Abioye, the pro-chancellor, implored the students to be focused as they begin the journey of academics into the future.
Abioye said the purpose of Covenant University goes beyond its certificate to students at graduation.
He said that academic programmes in the institution involved customised life-changing core values which aim at training each student to be self-efficient and self-sufficient upon graduation.
In his welcome address, vice-chancellor of the institution Prof. Abiodun Adebayo said the university’s unique vision was to raise a new generation of leaders in all fields of human endeavour who would redeem the battered image of the black man.
Adebayo said God had continued to validate the vision with many infallible proofs, with the university being the most preferred for candidates seeking quality and life-applicable higher education in Africa.