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Falola seeks support for faith based varsities


The Federal Government has been implored to support faith-based universities to achieve their missions of capacity building and graduating “change agents”.

A renowned scholar and professor of African Studies at the University of Texas, United States, Toyin Falola, made call yesterday while delivered the third convocation lecture of McPherson University, Ogun State entitled: “The integration of knowledge and faith”.

Falola, the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, said it is possible to combine knowledge with faith. According to him, faith does not prevent the acquisition of knowledge and skills in all forms.

Falola, noting the country does not have enough universities to cater for its teeming youths seeking admission, said unless government supports the private universities financially, they would continue to groan under heavy yoke of burden to effectively run the institution with fees.

Visitor to the University and General Overseer, Foursquare Gospel Church Nigeria, Reverend Felix Meduoye said the university which received full permanent operational license from National University Commission (NUC) in August has been complementing government efforts at providing quality tertiary education.

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