The general overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide,Bishop David Oyedepo, says the black man has failed to task his intellectual faculty towards innovation and preferring solutions beneficial to his environment.
Oyedepo, who delivered the keynote address at the 54th meeting of the Committee of Deans of Post Graduate Schools in Nigerian Universities at Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, also declared that the greatest challenge facing the black man is not intellectual bankruptcy, but laziness and inability to task his thinking faculty towards realising assets that will benefit his immediate environment.
The Chancellor of Covenant University said his experiences with those in the academia shows that many of them are simply so proud of having become an authority in their chosen fields.
He however 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.
The four-day event which began on Monday would end today, The Nation reports.
Oyedepo said global solution providers such as Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and The Wright Brothers among others, once had a brainwave in their time which led to great revolutions in their respective fields.
He warned Nigerians that repeated complaints would not work; but that they should battle their challenges headlong.
He said, “Everywhere I go in Nigeria today, everybody continues to complain that things are not working; but who will start how things will work and when? That person is you and that time is now, and postgraduate education should serve as a platform for inciting our students into thinking solutions. Today, it is thinkers that rule the world and we should be development-oriented in things we do.”
To make that difference, Oyedepo challenged the deans to start thinking out of the box, saying that is what would propel them to imbibe the same culture into their students.
“Authority isn’t being in the driver situate, however including values. As a dignitary, you should begin thinking why you will matter in that position; what commitments regarding developments and accomplishment.
You should not be being in that position on the off chance that you can’t have that effect that will be a reference point to your successors years after you have cleared out.”
Further, Oyedepo recommended the ‘read considering’; an idea which as indicated by him, consolidates inquire about close by basic considering arrangements. Man’s natural arrangement continues as before paying little mind to shading or tallness, Oyedepo contended.
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