Bishop Oyedepo has said that a doctorate degree is only but paper, except the knowledge acquired is used to impact lives.
.While addressing few
PhD graduates of the Covenant University (CU) in Ota, Ogun state,
Oyedepo urged people to come up with innovations that can solve problems
plaguing the society.
The Chancellor, told them their inability to do so would mean their research programme was useless.
Bishop Oyedepo promised to make funds available to them to identify problems and find solutions.
at a meeting with the young scholars, Oyedepo said Nigeria has been
unable to address its challenges because of a lack of capacity to get
the job done.
He decried situation in which PhD holders seemingly lacked the thinking capacity.
said: “I have come to provoke your potential. There is more inside you
than the earned certificate. If you cannot think out solutions to
problems, your PhD is a complete waste.
“When we say
Doctor of Philosophy, we are saying master of thinkers; someone
committed to finding solution to life’s problems. And until our learning
translates to thinking, our PhD is zero.
“All that we have
done going through the rigour of PhD is to ignite our thinking capacity.
It’s so important that we have what it takes to recreate our country
and the world.
” Hinting that Nigeria has more PhDs than four
European countries, Oyedepo wondered why Nigeria was not getting
similar result as the Europeans.
“The gas turbine (at CU) was
not working because Shell was on strike. So why can’t students of
Chemical Engineering build reserves? Why do we look at problems as if we
are not concerned?”
Oyedepo said the scholars must learn to management themselves, time and task, to be able to provide solutions to problems.
He noted that the scholars must learn to manage themselves, for qualitative production.
Oyedepo has challenged the present administration of President
Muhammadu Buhari to proffer solutions to the socio-economic challenges
facing Nigeria rather than blaming any political party or individual for
the current travails facing the nation.
He also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be more sensitive to issues that affect ordinary Nigerians.