HOW WE RECEIVED THE NAME ‘COVENANT’ UNIVERSITY: CELEBRATING THE POWER OF VISION 22 YEARS ON
COVENANT UNIVERSITY- A name with a meaning
-Speech by Dr David O Oyedepo
(17 February 2001)
All over Africa, particularly in Nigeria, a great significance is attached to names. Names carry meanings and meaningful messages. They reflect circumstances of birth or events that occur in the environment of that birth.
The word “Covenant” was chosen to express the University’s total commitment and vow to perform its best in the process of making the Total Man of all her students. Furthermore, it reflects the intention of the proprietors of the University to uphold her agreement with students to facilitate the fulfillment of their desires for excellence and career exploits by offering them the best in educational development. In the process, parents and guardians get the best value for their investment.
The ratification of a covenant is usually by blood. Therefore, as a church mission-sponsored university, we consider the blood of Jesus Christ, which is the blood of the everlasting covenant, as our stronghold to fulfill this outstanding obligation.
Covenant University vows to transform its graduates into expert thinkers, unusual managers, and hyper-resourceful technocrats in all fields. Furthermore, the University is bound by an oath to achieve the highest standards of educational service in the world.
The commitment to creating the Total Man is a direct result of this vow and agreement between students and the proprietors of Covenant University.
-Excerpt from a speech by Dr David Oyedepo, Chancellor, Covenant University at the inauguration of the Advisory Council on February 17, 2000.