By Ayo Ajayi
The Chancellor, Covenant University, Dr David Oyedepo, said that the University would soon commence the Law and Medical programmes.
Dr Oyedepo made this known while responding to a passionate plea by the Chairman of, the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Yakubu Maikyau (SAN) at the University’s 17th Convocation Ceremony on Friday.
Yakubu in his goodwill message at the ceremony had observed that the University was not running a law programme and made the plea.
In his response, Oyedepo said the process for the commencement of the two programmes would begin in the first quarter of the year and six billion naira has been earmarked for the project.
The Chancellor had earlier charged the graduands to take responsibility in order not to become a liability in the future.
“As you step out of here today, be poised to take responsibility, otherwise, you remain a liability.
“You are absolutely responsible for the outcome of your life, as no one arrives at a future he did not prepare for. Therefore, wake up, take responsibility and take it early,” he warned.
The university produced 206 first-class graduands at the 17th Convocation, representing 12.28% of the total of 1, 677 graduands.
Miss Dashe Fatima Andat of the Accounting programme emerged as the Best Graduating student in the university with a CGPA of 5. 00.
Pro-Chancellor, Bishop David Abioye; Chancellor, Dr David O. Oyedepo; Vice-President (Education),
Living Faith Church, World-wide, Pastor (Mrs) Faith Oyedepo; Deputy Executive Secretary (Academics),
National Universities Commission, Professor Noel Salihu; Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olujide
Adekeye and Vice-Chancellor, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Professor Charity Aremu, in
a group photograph after the 17 th Convocation Ceremony of Covenant University.
The university also produced 77 PhD graduates which was the highest in the history of postgraduate studies.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abiodun Adebayo highlighted various achievements of the university and attributed the successes to God, who he called the founder, the funder and the runner of the institution.