Don’t Commercialise Private Varsities- Onaga

The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Rev. Dr. Callistus Onaga has urged owners of private universities in the country not to turn them to money-making ventures.

The cleric made this admonition during the dedication of Coal City University, Enugu on Wednesday.

Bishop Callistus Onaga

Bishop Onaga said  citadels of learning should be the place for determining future leaders of the country, development of the human persons and the society rather than on money making, Vanguard reports.

On his own account, Prof. Nebo, a former minister and the Pro-Chancellor to the University, regretted that whereas states, federal universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, among others were getting reprieve from the Federal government, private universities were not. Nebo said: “It is unfortunate that the Federal Government has a stance on private universities. That is most unfortunate but unless there is a bill from the National Assembly to correct that, it is going to be really tough.

According to Nebo, Coal City University had commenced moves to design a curriculum that would be above the minimum standard, adding that it was the vision of the university to groom students on entrepreneurship to make them employable and self reliant after graduation.

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