Several times people blame the government for Nigeria's predicament, but the presiding bishop of Living Faith Church and the Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota in Ogun State, Dr. David Oyedepo, believes the problem is not the government. 

Covenant University on Friday held its 17th Matriculation Ceremony for the 2018/2019 academic session and while addressing a gathering of parents and students, Dr. Oyedepo emphasised the role of the family in building a great society. 

He advised parents not to allow their children and wards to have their ways# in a bid to actualise their goals in life.

The chancellor noted that most of the problems confronting Nigeria could be traced to poor parenting and lack of attention to children.

“Train up a child in the way he or she should go so that when the child grows up, he would not depart from it.

“Appropriate training of children will discover treasure built in them while an inappropriate training would turn them to thrash and liabilities in the future,” Dr. Oyedepo said.

“Many great men that we are seeing today are as a result of appropriate training that their parents had inculcated in them.”

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Dr. Oyedepo, however, advised parents not to watch their wards go into the ditch because “most children of today are indisposed to instructions.''

One thing he wants parents to do is to invest more in the education of their children, saying quality training is the key to a desirable future. 

A total of 1,694 students which comprised 1,525 undergraduates and 169 post-graduate students were matriculated.

Professor Aaron Atayero, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, said the university’s graduates were the most employable graduates in Nigeria because of the entrepreneurial skills they acquired.

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