The Chancellor, Covenant University, Ogun State, Bishop David Oyedepo, has told the new graduates of the institution to think about value addition, job creation and other virtues that will
bring solutions to societal problems.
Oyedepo said this on Friday at the 16th convocation of university titled, ‘The Release of Eagles 2021.’
He said, “Think of solving problems, adding values; start thinking solution, value addition, job creation, think about the coming generation, think about eternity.
“No one arrives at a future he cannot see. I believe purposelessness is the bane of today’s youths. They are blank to the future, aiming at nothing, going for everything that comes their way. Without a well-defined purpose, life is meaningless. Every true vision is about value addition and not just possession.
“You must endeavour to possess and sustain a contributory mentality. Approach life with a contributory mentality; it is risky to live a loose and carefree life. Your great future lies in the early discovery of your purpose.”
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor of CU, Prof. Abiodun Adebayo, said the school produced a total of 1,400 first degree and 281 higher degree graduates.
“At the first degree, 216, which is 15.4 per cent of our graduands, made First Class, while 719, 51 per cent of our graduands, today made Upper Class division. About 435 made Second Class lower division, which is 31.1 per cent; 30 graduates, representing 2.1 per cent made Third Class category,” he said.
Adebayo added that a female graduand of the College of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science, Favour Asaka, was the overall best graduating student with the CGPA of 5.00.