Veritas University Graduates 180 While 6 Bag First Class
No fewer than six students will on today graduate with First Class Degree in the combined fourth and fifth convocation of Veritas University, Abuja.
Vice Chancellor (VC) of the university, Prof Michael Kwanashie, who disclosed this on Tuesday while fielding questions from newsmen at the sideline of the convocation lecture of the institution in Abuja, said the six students are among the 180 that will be graduating from the varsity in the convocation.
He said, “We are graduating six First Class and I can tell you, if you meet any of them outside, you will know there is no doubt in the quality of our products.”
The VC of the Catholic-owned institution said the university whose aim is to provide all round quality education to Nigerians, especially the poor, will not compromise on its standard despite the astronomical increase in the cost of running the institution as the church has provided the necessary subsidy.
Speaking on the theme of the lecture, ‘We the Creatures and the Lord of all Creation,” the convocation Guest Lecturer and former Governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, said the human species continue to exhibit lack of knowledge in the issues of God.
“In this wise, ants, creatures we dismiss and deridingly describe as the least of creatures in creation have proven to be smarter and more attune with the will of the Almighty than the human species”, he said.
Relating most of the political events in the country and other parts of the world, especially the emergence of Yahaya Bello as the Governor of Kogi State and the election of Barack Obama and Donald Trump as Presidents of United States as messages from God.
Duke said, “Man is too flighty to observe his environment and make sense of it.”
He challenged the graduating students not to trifle the great work of God by being mere onlookers, adding that they must strive to be change agents