Here’s a brief part of what a Bishop David Oyedepo said about education in a recent interview:
Examina- tion malpractice culminates in summary dismissal from our system, we cannot be raising people who will deal with corruption and are corrupt themselves.
Examina- tion malpractice at 500 level, no mercy! We are convinced that he has been doing it since 100 level otherwise there would not be need to do it at 500 level, and we have a psychological basis for that.
There is no way you will go for examination malpractice at 500 level in Engineering, if you have been passing your exams since 100 level.
So we are also out to sanitize the intellectual platform of our nation.
I must say this; Governors have come to pick their children from our campus. The daughter of our first Vice-Chancellor was rus- ticated from the University for one year, my adopted son was thrown out for one year at Covenant, so there is no white cow in the system and that makes everybody shake and fear.
If I must mention it, one of our former Presidents had a relation that had a son rusticated and called me, I said I am sorry, I do not get involved, please talk to the Vice-Chancellor. He said can I have his number, I said no and we are still friends. Because the moment you make rules and you abide by the rules yourself, everybody is forced to follow, and that is what we are trying to do.
We are in dire need of leaders in our country and we will be wishing till death until we start raising the kind of leaders we want by taking them through the princi- ple of this kind of training so that they can be there to effect changes.