The President of the Sword of The Spirit Ministries, Bishop Wale Oke has described Age Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) as a world class university setting standards for others in the country.The renowned cleric said other universities in the country can attain global recognition if ABUAD’s model is adopted by all stakeholders in ÅÇ sector.
Bishop Oke spoke on Sunday during the 6th Convocation thanksgiving of ABUAD held at Alfa Belgore Hall of the institution.
He said that the ABUAD is a message to other Nigerian Universities, that “they can be centers’ of excellence and an all round human development centers, as well as of global reckoning. If it is possible in ABUAD, it is also possible in other universities.
“I have been to the university to study and I have friends who own Universities, but ABUAD stand out.
“ABUAD is a university that one will always be proud of anywhere. Within a a very short time of its establishment, it has employ digital approach in all aspects of its operations and made giant stride in the area of entrepreneurship.
“The university authority is committed to the culture of excellence and contributing to human capital development locally and internationally”.
Reading from the Bible in the book of Psalm, chapter 92 verses 1- 15, Oke said that it is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord. He expressed gratitude to God that “we are not in ABUAD to mourn or to do posthumous thanksgiving of Babalola. Being unthankful is evil that is why Americans have culture of thanksgiving.
“God has made ABUAD to be flourishing in the life time of Babalola and the Bible says that they shall still bring forth fruits in their old age. I am seeing Europe in ABUAD. It is a university of tomorrow.”
He however admonished the founder of the university to continued to strive harder to put the university in sound footing so that it legacies could be sustained.
The cleric urged the graduating student to be good and proud ambassadors of the university.
He urged them to shun social vices capable of tarnishing the image of the institution wherever they found themselves.