Allocating 80% Of Budget To Education Not Too Much — Bishop Samson

The Federal Government has been enjoined to partner with the private sector to put educational institutions on a sound footing.

Speaking at the 4th matricu­lation of the Royal City College, Iyana-Iyesi, Ota, Ogun State, on Friday, the Founder of the College, Bishop Tom Samson, said that if the government allocated 80 per­cent of the budget on education, it would not be too much.

He said: “Look at the United States, United Kingdom, China and other developing countries, they put a premium on educa­tion. If we set aside 80 per cent of the budget on education, it is not too much, if we want to succeed and advance as a nation.”

He informed me that he set up the college because he felt that the government could not do it alone.

Bishop Samson advised the matriculating students to uphold the moral standard existing in the college or face expulsion.

His words: “Our students must maintain a moral stan­dard based on the fear of God. The quality of teachers is very important.

“The Bible says in Proverb 22:6, Train your child the way he should go, when he grows up, he will not depart from it.”

The cleric, also the General Overseer of Christ Royal Family International Churches, said that apart from maintaining sound moral standards the college “will also provide entrepreneur facili­ties for skill acquisition for the new set so that they can become self-sufficient.”

The Provost of the College, Dr Remi Ogunfunwa, praised the college founder for his vision in setting up the institution.

He said: “Many pastors and bishops who established tertiary institutions started at the university level.

“Bishop Samson, being a grad­uate of education, knew the im­portance of starting at the college level.”

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