The founder and presiding bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo has urged students to be truthful and not deceitful in their dealings.
Concise News reports that the preacher was speaking at the 18th convocation ceremony of Covenant University (CU) on Friday.
Addressing parents and new students during the institution’s matriculation for the 2019/2020 academic session at the university’s premises, Oyedepo stated that anything acquired through deception “shall come back to punish you”.
He said: “You can only succeed by being truthful and not by tricks,” he warned.
“Whatever you acquire through tricks shall come back to punish you.
“Remember the story of Jacob in the Bible. Jacob used tricks to collect his brother’s blessings, but paid back later when he suffered as a pawn for 14 years in the quest for a bride.”
He added: “I will advise you all to get values and be empowered by the training you will be equipped with here.
“The testimonies we receive about our products today showcase the validity of the mode of training we inculcate.
“Covenant University exists to raise a new generation of leaders through qualitative and life-applicable training system that focuses on values and skills development.
“For instance, examination fraud has no place here. Once you are caught, there is no two way about it. We don’t want to know you or who your parents are; you are on your way out.
“If you fall below in the exam, you will definitely do it (failed courses) next year. That is our standard here.”
Earlier, the CU vice Chancellor, Prof.Aaron Atayero, said over the years, the institution has built the CU brand and today boasts that its product are making significant contributions all over the world.
“The institution equips our students with the spiritual, mental and physical capacity to positively impact their world,” he said.
Covenant University is located in Ota, Ogun State in Nigeria. It is a private Christian university, affiliated with Living Faith Church Worldwide and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of African Universities and National Universities Commission.
Over the years, Covenant University has grown to be one of the leading universities from Nigeria based on annual rankings from various organizations, scholarly citations from reputable journals and Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) statistics.