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Topfaith University harps on entrepreneurship for 21st century education

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By Ogenyi Ogenyi,Uyo

The Chairman. of Topfaith University, Mkpatak , Essien Udim Local Council in Akwa Ibom, Dr Emmanuel Abraham has said that the curriculum of the institution is predicated on skill acquisition and entrepreneurship.

He has also said that the institution would continue to prioritize sound moral values laced in academics to prepare students to compete with their counterparts anywhere in the world.

Speaking with newsmen at the University campus weekend Abraham said the institution was his personal vision to establish a university that would prepare graduates differently to meet with emerging trends in education worldwide.

Facilities in the institution include a standard library, Law Faculty, well equipped civil, mechanical , electrical, mechatronics engineering workshops, Computer Science, Mass Communication studios and science laboratories among others

Other facilities include standard carpentry workshops, bakery, electrical shops where undergraduates are trained on wiring and electrical installations.

Abraham; an Economist and Educationist explained that the entrepreneurial skills impacted on undergraduates of the institution is different from the one obtained in other public universities with emphasis on the mind set and ability to detect business opportunities by students.

“Our university is unique in this aspect . Again ,we pay much attention to moral values to avoid educating nuisance to the society.” He said.

He attributed decay in morality and education values to half baked graduates who were busy getting degrees while moral values were neglected.

Vice Chancellor of the University Prof Ebeowo said the institution would continue to remain a centre of attraction in the south south in education with relevant and mordern infrastructure and academic manpower on ground.

Ebeowo said the University has commenced the task of ending education tourism abroad as he was deployed from Kenya back to Nigeria to serve as Vice Chancellor of the institution.

“We got our license, approval from the Federal Executive council in 2021. We got our license in April, 2021, from the National Universities Commission.

“In fact, we did not waste any time. Some people said we should have waited for a while before we commenced academic activities. We did not. We got our license in April, 2021.” Ebeowo said.

The Vice Chancellor disclosed that the university started with 177 students from JAMB with a current student populationof over 500 offering different courses in five Faculties and 24 Department of studies.

“We are very hopeful that by the next two or three years, we will do Medicine and Surgery proper. I want this group to know that it is not one of those private universities.

“This is a little bit different, that is why I am here. On Sunday, we have a programme for all students. We call it Leadership and Moral Education to make them think of what to do when they graduate to contribute to the growth of our society.

“It is not just an institution where we give certificates to students after four to five years of course work.

“We prioritize character very much. We are looking to see what we can do to add to our society. Our first graduation should be coming up next year.” Ebeowo explained.

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