On Thursday, 25th July, 2018, the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Marketing Officer of Landmark University, Engr. Professor Adeniyi Olayanju admonished the graduating students of Valencia Schools, Ibadan to be resolute and join the league of world changers at Landmark University. He made this assertion as the Special Guest of Honour at the 2018 Graduation and Valedictory ceremony of the schools, held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan. The Vice-Chancellor stated that the University is committed to her mission of raising new generation of leaders that will effect positive changes in the contemporary world, thereby restoring the dignity of the black race through her agrarian mandate. “As a foremost agriculture-based private University in Nigeria, with irrevocable commitment to exploration of hidden treasures in the mother-earth through which restoration of the dignity of the black race is feasible, Landmark University thrives in the strength of the interdisciplinary operational supports of her four Colleges: Agricultural Sciences, Science and Technology, Engineering, and Business and Social Sciences, towards actualizing her compelling agrarian mandate,” he noted.

He further added that Landmark University, being an institution that stands for global best practices, proudly associated with the achievements of Valencia College as reeled out by the proprietor, Engr. Morakinyo Goodness and would like to partner with the College to consolidate on the quality secondary education the students have received in the College. “On this auspicious occasion of the College 2017/18 Graduation Ceremony, I celebrate the faithfulness of God in the operations of college for being known for quality education in her almost a decade of existence both within and outside the shores of this land. “In this era when sound academic and moral knowledge drives innovation and development, it is incumbent on well-meaning parents to send your wards to University like Ours where cost-effective leadership training is guaranteed along with cutting-edge research engagement and Christian ethos,” the Vice-Chancellor enthused. In their preparation for future endeavours and higher education, the Vice-Chancellor admonished the students to imbibe a departure philosophy that will stand them out among the crowd. He noted that: “it is only irrational for you to do the same thing same way and expect a different result. If you want to do exceptionally well more than what you have done already, you need new approaches. Departure philosophy provokes the urgency for the needed change in our society. If we want tomorrow to be anything good we must impact positively on the total psyche of today’s youths.” He thereafter called on these young ones to relentlessly pursue God for profitable and impactful life adventure, saying that “Spirituality is profitable to all things, having the promise of life that now is and of that which is to come.” Other values that guarantee an impactful live mentioned were integrity, possibility mentality, responsibility, diligence, capacity building and sacrifice. 

The highpoints of the event were the various stimulating and thought-provoking students’ presentations. Most amazing presentation was the recitation of the longest Bible chapter, Psalms 119 verses 1-116 by the 5-year-old David Richman Obajuwonlo, a Nursery One pupil of the Valencia Schools. This was with a view to raising a new generation of soldiers of Christ who will be equipped with the Scriptures to change the decadent world. 

With the Vice-Chancellor, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju at the event were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Administration), Professor Kayode Adebowale, the Special Adviser (Education) to the Oyo State Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Bisi Akin-Alabi and the representative of the Oyo State Honorable Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Barr. Bayo Oke amongst others.




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