Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, conferred First-Class degrees on 206 students on Friday during its 2021/2022 Convocation.
Prof. Abiodun Adebayo, Vice-Chancellor, announced this during the 17th Convocation Ceremony and Conferment of First and Higher Degrees, as well as the awarding of prizes, held in Ota.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a total of 1,934 students graduated this academic session from the institution, whose convocation was tagged ‘Release of Eagles for 2022’.
There were 206 first-class honours students, representing 12.28 percent; 744 second-class upper honours students, representing 44.36 percent; 620 second-class lower students, representing 36.97 percent; 107 third-class students, representing 6.38 percent; and 257 post-graduate students.
Fatima Andat, a student in the Department of Accounting in the College of Management and Social Sciences, received the highest cumulative grade point average of 5.0.
Adebayo stated that the institution, on a rescue mission in education, had resolved to raise a new generation of leaders who would restore the black race’s lost glory.
“In just two decades of its existence, Covenant University has become a leading world-class university and the best higher education destination for students in Africa.
“In addition, Covenant University was named the best university in Nigeria out of 111 private universities by Prestige Nigeria Education,” he said.
Dr. David Oyedepo, Chancellor of the Institution, urged the graduates to be productive and responsible in order to avoid becoming liabilities.
According to Oyedepo, everyone is entirely responsible for their life outcomes, as responsibility is the price of greatness.
“Life begins with a vision, no one arrived at a future he or she does not prepare for. “It’s time to wake up and take responsibility early because commitment to one’s vision is what responsibility entails,” he said.
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