The Oasis Reporters
September 11, 2021
Observable data analysis shows that Nigeria’s 68 Church built universities are truly surging and the best way to derive this observation is from the choices made by UTME candidates. 5 out of the 10 best UTME Candidates, picked Covenant University As First Choice.
Covenant University, a citadel of learning built by Living Faith Church led by Bishop David Oyedepo has continued to prove it’s mettle as a University to reckon with in Nigeria’s tertiary education. Despite the huge fees paid in it, those who can afford it continually send their wards there. And those that choose the institution happen to be highly rated candidates.
Employers of labour hardly hesitate in choosing graduates from the University for job offers due to the perceived output they bring to bear on assignments.
Meanwhile, the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commended the performance of Ehizogie Jeffrey Aidelogie, who emerged as the best candidate in the state in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), organised by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Aidelogie also ranks among the first ten highest scorers in the 2021 UTME which was held across the country.
Obaseki commended Aidelogie when he received him in his office at the Government House, Benin City, the Edo State Capital.
According to him, “Let me congratulate you and the management of Saint Michael’s College in Ikhueniro in Benin here for this great achievement. As a government, anything education, is our priority. We are encouraged by what you are doing. We will continue to support your efforts. We are investing at the very foundational stage of education with the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) programme. We are scaling EDOBEST to junior, senior secondary schools as well as technical schools.
“We are training the teachers and giving them the appropriate tools to impact knowledge in these young children. We are glad that there are some schools of excellence like St. Micheal’s. I am quite pleased that the school is doing well and it’s been recognized nationally.
“So I want to thank you Jeffrey for your achievement so far. You know that this is just the beginning; now you are in the limelight, we are watching you, we are going to keep track of your progress; I just know that you will make us proud like you have started doing.”
Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, said that he was glad to be part of the event to add his voice to that of the governor, noting that Nigerians are the most gifted people in the world.
Duke called on Jeffery to encourage those around him to thrive academically like himself, saying that a lot of people are proud of his achievements.
Earlier, Ehizogie Jeffrey Aidelogie, who scored 347 in the exam, ascribed the success to hard work and support from his teachers, classmates and his parents.
Aidelogie said that his meeting with Governor Obaseki was an inspiration, promising that he will remain a good ambassador of the state.