CHURCH OF NIGERIA’S RESPONSE TO CHURCH OF ENGLAND’S DECISION ON SAME-SEX BLESSINGNovember 24, 2023
- Ngozi Maduoma
- June 2, 2017
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In an unprecedented move, the Governing Council of Ajayi Crowther University met with students and staff of the institution in a bid to encourage them and assure them that the council had their best interests in its actions. Speaking at the epoch making event, Chairman of the Governing Council, Chef Wole Olanipeku (SAN), said he called the meeting in order to assure students and staff that they had a bright future in the institution. He told the students that efforts by the Vice Chancellor, Rt. Rev. Professor Dapo Asaju, to enforce discipline in the school, should not be frowned at because it would put the students in good stead to live meaningful lives when they graduate. He informed them that discipline should be the hallmark of such an institution founded by the Anglican Communion, insisting that acts unbecoming of future leaders and professionals should not be seen in their conduct.
Also addressing the large audience, Professor Oluwarotimi Fakeye, a member of the council, told them that Character is a critical ingredient of success, which is why universities certify their graduates in Character and learning before issuing them certificates. He told the students that they would appreciate what the Vice Chancellor was doing for them later in life and enjoined them to shun indiscipline. He later prayed God to grant them success in their academic and future endeavors.
In her own address another member of the council, Professor Mopelola Omoegun told the students that determination, hard work and focus were vital ingredients of success and told them to remain focused on their goals in life and refuse to be distracted. She said unbecoming attitude, which seem to be pervasive amongst the youth, must not be found in them, so that they will stand out as exemplary people who would represent their school well in the larger society.
Another member of council, Professor I. O. Osamwonyi, told the students and staff not to join the crowd to do wrong, advising them to stand out in order to be people of impact.
The meeting, which held at the Crowther Hall in the institution, coincided with meeting of the Governing Council. Virtually all the council members were present at the meeting with staff and students, where Chairman of the Council, Chief Wole Olanipekun, poured encomiums on the Vice Chancellor for the physical and moral transformation he has brought to the campus. He urged everyone in the school to support the Vice Chancellor and spread the news about the unprecedented development in the university.