By Ayo Ajayi
A total of 1, 583 graduating students of Covenant University would on Friday, July 19, 2019 bag First Degree and Postgraduate Degree in various programmes of the institution.
According to a release by the institution, 1, 341 would bag First Degree while 242 would be awarded various degrees in Postgraduate studies.
Activities lined up for this year’s ceremony began on Wednesday, July 17 with a Special Convocation Assembly, a Hooding Event for the School of Postgraduate Studies and a Special Convocation Service.
A Convocation Lecture with the topic, ‘World Ranking Parameters: Matters Arising for African Universities’, will flag off Thursday’s programmes with Professor Peter Okebukola, Chairman, Strategy Advisory Committee, National Universities Commission, as the Convocation Lecturer. An exhibition of innovative products and Hooding Events for Colleges follow in quick succession.
Friday’s convocation ceremony, scheduled to hold between 9 am and 12.30 pm, will feature a Keynote Address with the topic, ‘The Africa We Want: The Role of Higher Education’, to be delivered by Dr. Monisoye Afolabi, Chairman, Baobab Media and Baobab Think Limited and former Director of Business Environment, United States Agency for International Development Trade Hub, Ghana.
The Keynote Address precedes the award of First and Higher Degrees and Presentation of Special Awards and Prizes.
Tagged ‘The Release of Eagles’, the convocation ceremony will be witnessed by the University’s Board of Regents, Management, the Senate, honoured guests, professors, Covenant staff, family members, and the media.