African Students of the Covenant University (CU), Ota have come together as one big family; celebrating the rich African culture in a weeklong activity tagged Global Union of Eagles. The ceremony brought together students from Malawi, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania, Rwanda, Benin Republic among others who school at CU to foster unity and enhance deep relationship.
During the occasion, students shared the rich histories of the different African countries and prepared foods from Malawi, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and others.
Other programmes entrenched into the ceremony were chapel service ministration by the International Students Choir, career talk, symposium, food fair and an excursion to the Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos.
Speaking at the event, the President of the International Students Association, Mr Lumbani Nyirenda from Malawi, expressed that the African students will remain good representatives of Covenant University, and that when they graduate from the school, they will impact positively on the world, spreading the good news of CU.
In his words, the Vice Chancellor of CU, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo expressed his pleasure at having the International students in the institution, saying it will remain a home for them where they will never suffer any discrimination.
“This is a home for you, you have a major stake here and you are part of those we are celebrating…we practice inclusion…irrespective of language barrier and wherever you came from,” said Professor Adebayo.
He further challenged the students to make CU proud and use what they have learned in the university to transform the world.
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