By Emmanuel Edukugho
As Professor Dibu Ojerinde, Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, delivered the keynote address at the Covenant Universityâ€™s 4th convocation in Ota , Ogun State, yesterday, he stunned the audience by revealing that his daughter was supposed to be among the graduands, but failed some courses.
She was not among the Eagles released into the world of work at the graduation ceremony.
He went on: â€œMy daughter is supposed to be here, (among the graduating students), but she failed some courses. I will take this address to her. I told her you canâ€™t graduate today, because you failed, but must get up and make it next time.
My wife also failed in her last year in the university, but waited for one year before she graduated. When I asked my daughter about this university, she said everything in Covenant University is good. So keep it up. I want to commend the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor.â€
The 4th convocation ceremony was tagged â€œThe Release of Eagles 2009â€ and as such, Ojerindeâ€™s keynote address was centred on the Eagles, a great bird with some unique characteristics.
Ojerinde, mentioned the reforms in the admission system and the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) which has widened the chances for placement from two to six choices.
He also said JAMB has been reformed and so much achieved now which has halted the call for its scrapping.
In his own address titled â€œThinking the Unthinkable, Daring the Undarable and Moving the Immovable, the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo, told the young graduates, â€œThere is nothing unthinkable until we think so and there is nothing undarable until it is dubbed unthinkable and there is nothing undarable until it is dubbed immovable.â€
Oyedepo called for radical curriculum review in our university system.