Fatima Andat, a student in the Department of Accounting at the College of Management and Social Sciences, at Covenant University has emerged as the top-performing graduate with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 5.0.
The vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Abiodun Adebayo, praised the institution’s efforts to “raise a new generation of leaders that would restore the lost glory of the black race”. He also highlighted the university’s ranking as the best private institution in Nigeria by Prestige Nigeria Education, and its strong performance in the 2023 World University Rankings, particularly in the fields of social sciences, business and economics, computer science, engineering, and physical science.
The Ogun State-Nigeria-based University, celebrated the graduation of 1,934 students at its 17th convocation ceremony, with 206 students achieving first-class degrees. The event, which was themed “Release of Eagles for 2022”, saw 12.28% of students achieve first-class honours, 44.36% receive second-class upper honours, 36.97% receive second-class lower honours, and 6.38% receive third-class honours. The ceremony also saw the graduation of 257 postgraduate students.
The chancellor of the university, Dr. David Oyedepo, urged the graduates to be productive and take responsibility for their futures, stating that “life begins with a vision” and that commitment to one’s goals is the key to success. He also encouraged parents to allow their children to take responsibility in order to avoid becoming liabilities in life.
The registrar of the university, Dr. Regina Tobi-David, praised the graduates for being transformed through the institution’s principles and values, and described them as a “new set of Eagles” who will “develop their world and rewrite the history of the black race”.