Vice Chancellor, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Professor Aize Obayan, says the university does not discriminate against students,noting that the institution has the same standard for all students and that the goal of academic excellence and the need to justify the huge amount being spent by the parents cannot be compromised.
Obayan spoke at an occasion to mark the 62nd birthday of the Chancellor and founder of the university, Bishop David Oyedepo, against the backdrop of the allegations credited to some parents.
“The claims by the parents are not founded because we have the same standard for all students.
We don’t force students to take failed courses at the end of the program.
The fact remains that students must register their failed courses first and there are a number of courses students can register for semester.
Above all,there is an adviser for the students because we are conscious of the huge amount being spent by the parents,so we don’t compromise academic excellence so that our products can tower above their colleagues in the competitive world”, she stated.
The Vice Chancellor, who described the Oyedepo as a visionary leader of global repute whose obedience to the divine call and passion for the vision he caught, said Oyedepo had brought remarkable transformation to the educational landscape and agricultural revolution in Africa.
She said, “We are here today, celebrating a man with a selfless service to God and humanity, an illustrious son of Africa who through capacity initiatives and efforts has provided hope to many lives globally.
“We are appreciating God’s grace upon the life of His Servant whose agenda to drive change and transformation in Africa and the world at large is unmistaken.
“We are celebrating a man of vision who demonstrated a prompt obedience to divine instruction and by this provides a better platform for the landscape of agriculture and education”.
Obayan disclosed that the dire economic situation in the country had made urgent intervention from agricultural sector necessary in a bid to transit from import-based to the desirable export-driven economy.
“Undeniably, the global economic downturn occasioned by the fall in crude oil price is taking toll on Nigeria,” she stated.