By Maduka Nweke
Pro–Chancellor of Caleb University, Lagos, Sunday Ajayi, has extolled the virtues of the Visitor and Founder of the university, Oladega Adebogun, for his vision in establishing a world-class institution.
He also praised the graduates for raising the bar, adding that they should imbibe the core values of the university, including godliness, innovation, service, integrity, teamwork, excellence and creativity, in all their future endeavours.
He said relying on Caleb University Law 2007, Section 4, Subsection (1) (f), which grants the university powers to grant honorary degree and other academic titles, the Registrar, Mayokun Olumeru, constituted the assembly as a congregation.
The chancellor, represented by the Vice Chancellor, Nosa-Owens Ibie conferred honorary doctorate degrees on Founder/Chairman, Channels Television, John Momoh; and Chairman, TVC Communications, Dele Alake.
Themed: ‘Digital Disruptions, Financial Inclusion, StartUps and the Challenge of Youth Creativity’, the convocation lecturer, Babatunde Fajemirokun, managing director and chief executive officer, AIICO Insurance Plc., counselled the youths to have an entrepreneurial mindset and acquire skills to constantly be ahead of competition in a vastly competitive world, “technology has changed a lot, as Flutter-wavers and others are using technology to provide digital solution. My hope is that Caleb graduates would also foster this growth in the nearest future.”
According to the university’s Information, Media and Publication Specialist, Olawale Adekoya, the three-day ceremony which has been restructured to hold during the Founder’s Week, witnessed the conferment of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees; diplomas and honorary degrees.
In his speech, the vice chancellor urged the current undergraduate students to make use of their time in the school, and should not be worried because the school has deposited in them all they would need to face the reality of life head on.
The professor of Mass Communication also urged the graduates to practise all they have learnt, saying, “your time here is just like that of the incubation period whereas by the end of your stay, the seed would have germinated.”