Registrar slams high tuition fees at faith-based universities

The Registrar of Joseph Salwan Taluka University, Makurdi, Dr. John Ujo David, has condemned the commercialization of education in the country.

In his convocation address at the 11th and 12th convocation ceremonies of Wesley College, Ondo, David lamented that mission schools in the country are being replaced by commercialized miracle centers. .

In his talk titled “Early Church Fathers as a Panacea for Sustainable Development in Nigeria,” David described the fees charged by many faith-based higher education institutions as “exorbitant.” denounced.

“It is unbelievable that the children of members of the Church cannot attend a school that was founded with donations and tithes donated by members of the Church, because they do not have the money to pay for it.

“In response, we ask where there is service-oriented content in the church’s vision.”

The lecturer lamented that the university had become a breeding ground for cultism, banditry, kidnapping and a violent lifestyle, rather than being a hub of academic excellence as it was meant to be.

He said the ugly state of the university system has led to vice and corruption in the system, and expressed regret that the reading culture, which is supposed to be the centerpiece of universities, has been eroded, resulting in poor academic performance. .

He therefore suggested the need for proper discipline in the university system to restore lost glory.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Samuel Obeka said all programs offered by the university were fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

The university produced 38 graduates from its first batch of 348 students.

The breakdown of these numbers is that 159 students achieved grade 2 or above, 124 students achieved grade 2 or below, 12 passed grade 3 and 13 passed grade 1.

The institution also honored prominent Nigerians including Senate President Godswill Akpabio at the ceremony. Dr. Oliver Ali Abba, Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria; Benue State Deputy Governor Dr. Samuel Ode, Representative Abiola Makinde representing Ondo East-West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, and others.


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