The Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University in Ota, Ogun State, Prof. Abiodun Adebayo, revealed that a total of 283 students earned first-class honors during the 2022/2023 academic session.
This announcement was made during the 18th Convocation ceremony, which included the conferment of first and higher degrees, as well as the presentation of prizes.
Out of the 1,175 students who graduated during this session, 283 achieved first-class honors, while 656 received second-class upper honors, 214 obtained second-class lower, 22 attained third-class, and 204 were post-graduate students.
Covenant university excels
The best-graduating student, Nelson Ifechukwu, hails from the Department of Electrical Electronics Engineering in the College of Engineering and achieved an impressive Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.98.
The Vice-Chancellor emphasized the institution’s mission to transform students into experts, innovative thinkers, managers, and resourceful technocrats across various fields of learning, thereby restoring relevance to the African university context.
Adebayo proudly announced that Covenant University had received recognition in global rankings. It was ranked first in Nigeria, first in West Africa, and seventh in Africa by the Times Higher Education World University and Impact Rankings.
Covenant University is also the only private university among all Nigerian universities in the 2023 ranking, solidifying its position as the best private university in Nigeria and Africa.
In addition to these achievements, Dr. David Oyedepo, the Chancellor of Covenant University, stressed the importance of Africa finding its own solutions to its challenges.
He urged Africans to rediscover their true identities, emphasizing that liberty leads to the restoration of dignity.
Dr. David Abioye, Pro-Chancellor of the institution, encouraged graduating students not to focus on starting big but rather to begin small and grow steadily.
He emphasized that starting small allows individuals to build personal assets and enhance stability as they progress in their pursuits, stating that “slow and steady win the race.”