CHRISLAND UNIVERSITY CONDUCTS 5TH MATRICULATION CEREMONY DESPITE COVID-19
July 15, 2020
Tuesday 14th July, 2020 would go down in the history of Chrisland
University as a memorable day as it successfully conducted her 5th
matriculation ceremony which was done online.
Dribble the ceremony which had as theme: "New Things" was conducted
via zoom in response to Covid-19 pandemic.
In attendance were the Chancellor/Founder High Chief Dr Mrs Winifred Awosika
OON, the Pro-chancellor Distinguished Professor Ayo Olukoju, the Guest Speaker
Mr Chikezie Nwosu the MD Waltersmith Petroman Oil Ltd, BOT, Council, students,
parents and well wishers who all participsted via zoom.
Highpoints include the impactful speech on "Disruptive Innovation: A key
Driver for Innovation and Economic Development in Africa" by Mr Chikezie
Nwosu, a First Class graduate of Nuclear Engineering with 29 years experience
in Oil and Gas industry locally and internationally. Through his own
disruptive/ positive career, he challenged the matriculants to think outside
the box, be innovative, curious, creative, entrepreneurial, pro-active, to take
risks, start small but dream big and to light up Africa. Mr. Chikezie described
Disruption as service and delivering goods to sight. He encouraged
Industry-Academia relationship in curriculum development and joint projects.
The Chancellor Dr Awosika congratulated the students and reminded them to be
good ambassadors and to abide by the rules. She reiterated the need for the
country to embrace merit and shun tribalism. On that note she named the Male
hostel after Professor S.N. Nwosu, the late father of the Guest Speaker whom
she said was her teacher and mentor decades ago as well as a detribalized
Nigerian. That was a highest point and a big surprise as this experience was
unknown to the Speaker. Goodwill messages were received from the Pro-Chancellor,
parents and other well wishers.