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Government Should Support Faith-Based Varsities – Toyin Falola

Toyin Falola. Photo: Centre for African Studies

Toyin Falola, a renowned scholar and professor of African Studies at the University of Texas, United States made a call over the weekend while delivering a lecture themed; “The Integration of Knowledge and Faith” at the third convocation of McPherson University in Ogun state.

According to the Guardian News, Toyin Falola implored the Federal Government of Nigeria to support faith-based universities to achieve their missions of capacity building and graduating “change agents”.

He said it is possible to combine knowledge with faith. He explained that faith does not prevent the acquisition of Knowledge and skills in all forms.

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

Reverend Felix Meduoye, Visitor to the institution and General overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church Nigeria said the institution has been complementing government efforts at providing quality tertiary education.

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