Chancellor of Covenant University (CU) Ota Ogun State, Dr. David Oyedepo, has handed down a challenge to leaders in the academia- ‘Stop being merely bookish and start grooming thinkers’.
Oyedepo said his experiences with those in the academia shows that many of them are simply so proud of having become authority in their chosen fields.
However, the fiery cleric noted that that is not enough as they need to go a step further by indoctrinating in young scholars the art of thinking out ideas which would address some of the challenges plaguing the black continent.
Oyedepo, who is the presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, delivered the keynote address at the 54th meeting of the Committee of Deans of Post Graduate Schools (CDPGS) in Nigerian Universities at CU premises. The four-day event which began on Monday, would end Wednesday.