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Rector, Baptist College of Theology, Lagos, Dr. Emmanuel Oyemomi has urged the federal government to prioritise education through effective policy formulation.

This, according to him would promote national development and make our products globally competitive.

Oyemomi, who spoke with reporters on the forthcoming 21st anniversary of the institution, enjoined the government to eschew religious bias and support educational growth at all levels, which he said remains the bedrock of national development.

While lamenting the present state of the sector, Oyemomi stressed that the role of theological education in the development of a nation cannot be underestimated.

According to him, theological institutions have become avenues to develop competent and capable leaders on all spheres of human endeavour.

He added that the emphasis has been on raising exemplary leaders who influence the market place positively.

Despite the challenges confronting the nation, Oyemoni pointed out that the spirituality of theological education enables the country to forge ahead and urged the government to make Nigeria conducive for all citizens regardless of tribe and race by creating an atmosphere of peace.

On its forthcoming anniversary, Oyemomi said the college is raising funds for the construction of 21 flats to provide accommodation for staffs and the various faculties.


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