A former Vice-Chancellor of the Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Prof. Sola Fajana, has said faith-based institutions can resolve the problem of moral decadence in the society.
Fajana, who noted that the education sector was at a crossroads, added that private institutions were the future of Nigeria’s education.
He spoke on Tuesday at the Anchor University Lagos during the inaugural faculty lecture of the school titled, ‘Driving Excellence in a Faith-Based Institution: A Role for All Stakeholders.’
The don, who was the guest lecturer, said the education sector needed a rebirth to drive sustainable development in the country.
“Education is a veritable instrument in character molding. It is therefore imperative that the right type of education is given to our youths to become good leaders and citizens of tomorrow.
“The new policy of private sector participation, including religious organisations, will definitely bring morality and godliness to the nation’s governance and day-to-day affairs. Faith-based institutions will produce a vast army of youths with the fear of God who would form the fulcrum of a national revival with utmost benefits for overall interest of the society,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor of AUL, Prof. Joseph Afolayan, said achieving excellence in a faith-based university required courage.
The Dean of the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Prof. Simbo Banjoko, said the lecture was to bring the “town and gown” together and showcase the activities of the varsity.