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Varsity education, not enough for Nigerian youths — Olukoya

By Elizabeth Uwandu & Omotola Christopher

Dr Daniel Olukoya, General Overseer, Mountain of Fire Ministries, MFM at the maiden edition of  Exsilio conference tagged success in the 21st century organised by Faculty of Social Science, University of Lagos, Akoka under Oloke Kolawole , project head, said that youths needed to look beyond varsity education to succeed.

Dr Olukoya in company of guests like  Prof. Samuel Ishola Oni, Dean , Faculty of Social Science, Mr Abubakar Suleimon, MD Sterling Bank PLC represented  by Moronfolu Fasinro, Chief Client Engagement Officer ; Leonard Stiegeler, General Manager, Ringier Africa, AG; and Agatha Amata among others,  explained that Nigerian youths needed to attain the university of success to be able to fight ignorance.


“After leaving the university, there is another university you must attend called the university of success. And for you to attain success, you need five credits- godliness; destiny awareness; wisdom; knowledge and focus which will enable you fight ignorance.”Olukoya said.

On the conference, Kolawole, the project head  and a 400l Economics student said that the event was aimed to equip undergraduates after university education with skills to succeed in the larger world by bringing experts in public and private sectors to interact with the students.

His words, “ The idea behind this project is to enlighten students about the outside world. One thing we have noticed from the statistics taken is that most people do not know what to do after school. And  some students are into lines they have no interest in. So, we decided to set up a conference that will address this issue thoroughly, that’s why we brought speakers from different sectors in life.

“What we hope to get from this is to get financially independent graduates that can think for themselves. We are also looking forward to making this event nearly, so the students can have access to mentors that can guide them once in a while. “explained the host, Exsilio.

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