The Chancellor of Landmark University, Bishop David Oyedepo has admonished Africans to engage in intensive agricultural endeavours for survival just as Nigeria’s food crisis worsens.
Bishop Oyedepo while giving the warning at the University’s 6th Convocation for the 2018/2019 session warned that if the threat was not addressed, hunger could wipe off a whole generation.
The chancellor therefore, urged the institution to address the issue by prioritizing agripreneurship and entrepreneurial studies, stressing that the institution is committed to a new approach in leading an agrarian revolution by making everyone who eats to also know how to farm.
“The number one purpose for setting up Landmark University is to help young people to see the treasure hidden in the mother earth through agripreneurship and other incentives. Our university life-coach programme, compulsory for all final year undergraduate students, are designed to provide pathways to a life of meaning, fulfilment and out-of-this-world order of accomplishments.” He added.
Oyedepo also pointed out the urgent need to reform the continent’s education system to align with best global standards that seek solutions as he said further that good and formidable formal education system must be a departure from knowledge to empowerment.
“It must be a departure from figure to future-building, a departure from points to facts, a departure from mathematics to life-matics and a departure from legalism to realism.”
The Convocation tagged “The Release of Pathfinders, Royal Set of 2019” produced 51 1st class graduates out of 432 graduating students, comprised of 182 females and 250 males. Notably, 4 female graduands out of 26 who dominated the first-class list emerged overall best from the four colleges of the University.