Work out your success, Oyedepo tells Landmark varsity’s new students
Success is not hereditary; to be successful in life, you must work it out,” this is the charge of the Chancellor, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Dr. David Oyedepo, to new students at the 12th matriculation ceremony of the school, held last Friday.
Citing examples of Abraham and Isaac in the Bible, whose sons had to chart their own courses in life despite their fathers’ successes, Oyedepo, quoting Genesis 25:5 and Genesis 26: 12-30, reminded them that success is not transferrable and they must work to attain greatness.
Success is an offspring of serious-minded individuals, Abraham could not transfer his greatness to Isaac, neither could Isaac transfer his greatness to Jacob. Jacob had to work out his own destiny with hard work for 21 years,” Oyedepo said.
He highlighted the success nuggets embedded in the curriculum of the institution to include the total man concept (TMC), entrepreneurial studies (EDS), agripreneurship and towards a total graduate (TTG).
The chancellor said the “four high-selling custom-built programmes,” are aimed at promoting the man-child model of education, engender accelerated maturity, spiritually, intellectually and in entrepreneurship.
The pro-chancellor, Mrs. Faith Oyedepo, assured me of the institution’s commitment to qualitative learning and character moulding.
While laying emphasis on capacity building, which she said would be needed, not only at Landmark University but throughout their lifetime, Oyedepo enjoined them to be focused.
On his part, the acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof Charity Aremu, said over 3,000 graduates of the institution are making exploits in their fields.
Aremu named some of the outstanding graduates as Dr Oluwatobi Alabi, in University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa; Glory Egwede, a young model, and Alexander Shuaibu, Chief Executive Officer of Zane Graphics.
Prof Aremu also disclosed that 25 persons from the university were ranked in the just-released ranking of ‘Top 500’ Nigerian authors for the year 2021 as captured by SciVal, reputed for ranking world-class universities. Among them, the leading researcher at Landmark University is ranked 13th at the national level.
She added that the university emerged as the best private university in the North Central in 2021 and 1:10 in Nigeria among 196 ranked institutions.
The registrar of the university, Miss Adefunke Fola Oyinloye, while congratulating the new students, urged them to be solution providers, new generation leaders, reformers and pathfinders.
Over 600 undergraduates and 60 postgraduate students took the matriculated oath at the ceremony.