Free Education no Longer Relevant in 21st Century – Senfuye
General Overseer of Treasure House of God, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Adeseye Senfuye, has said that free education policy introduced by the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, is outdated and irrelevant in the 21st Century system.
Senfuye, spoke with reporters in Abeokuta at the weekend shortly after he addressed thousands of youths in the church auditorium as part of empowerment scheduled to kick off January, 2018.
He noted that Awolowo, who introduced the free education policy in Western Region would not emphasis free education in this era, emphasizing that the sage would embrace what he described as “education for independence and creativity.”
The former Accountant General in Ogun State, argued that the world has moved on from free education policy, which he noted, still remains basis of some political class campaign promises.
The Clergyman, however, regretted that the nation’s education system and curriculum have not been reformed to accommodate present day realities.
He told the congregation, comprising youths earlier, that the American business magnate, Bill Gates, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg and successful people around the world “are not products of free education.”
“The type of Obafemi Awolowo’s free education is good, but we have moved on from that. It is now education that gives revolution, education that brings creativity and makes man to be independent; Education that will not tie him to slavery, education that will not make him pursue vanity in Libya – that type of education is needed.
“The greatest problem we have in this country is unemployment. And the type of education that the outgoing generation had was a type of education that makes you to be subservient to your system. They are the type of colonial education that was given and would make sure that the colonial masters sustain their leadership over us,” he said.
He explained that the empowerment aims to galvanise the youths across Nigeria and around the world with a view to assisting them to tackle financial challenges, which according to him, deter them from realising their ideas and big dreams.