One of Nigeria’s leading private universities, Covenant University (CU), has graduated a record 201 students who were awarded First Class degrees among 1,664 graduates for the 2019/2020 academic session.
The Vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Abiodun Adebayo, announced this at the 15th convocation ceremony of the institution tagged, “The Release of Eagles” on Friday.
According to reports, a total of 1,664 students graduated with Bachelor’s degree consisting of 201 students, representing 12.08 per cent with first-class honours, others comprising 793 students representing 47.66 per cent honoured with second class upper, 595 for second class lower honours, 75 third class, and 254 postgraduate students.
Adebayo also disclosed that Miss Paula-Peace Onyinyechi, a graduate of the Biochemistry Department, College of Sciences, emerged as the best graduating student, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.98.
He congratulated the graduates, encouraging them to be agents of change, light-bearers, solution providers and pathfinders in confronting the numerous challenges bedevilling Nigeria and the world at large.
The VC said the institution was keeping its students busy with activities that prepared them for leadership and productive dialogue as well as equipping them with skills to change their world.
Adebayo further added that Covenant is a leadership academy with a vision to raise a new generation of leaders in all fields of human endeavour and to also redeem the battered image of the black man, which have been moulded into the graduates through its seven core values of spirituality, possibility mentality, integrity, capacity building, responsibility, diligence, and sacrifice.