We Can Spend N1m On Burial But Not On Education – Oyedepo Speaks On Tuition Fee

Date: 20-09-2014 11:47 am (8 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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The founder of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has explained why schools owned by churches charge high tuition fees. He stated that the provision of quality education is an expensive venture. The cleric said this while addressing journalists on Friday in Ota, Ogun State, at a media chat organised in commemoration of his 60th birthday coming up on September 27, 2014.
Private universities owned by churches in the country have been criticised for being too expensive for average church member to afford.
However, the pastor believes that if an average person can spend 1 million on burial, it is not a bad idea to invest it in education.
He said, “I’m sure we all agree that education is expensive. Education carries cost; nothing of value is free. Our mission for years long, before we started any university or secondary school, was a bursary awarding church and we have not stopped doing that till tomorrow”.
The pastor insisted that the church was committed to providing quality education to the youths, adding that many Nigerians complained about the cost of education in private universities because they had got their priorities misplaced.

“Our problem most of the time is priority; an average Nigerian can spend N1m on burial but to spend N200,000 on education (is a problem), because of wrong priority. “On a yearly basis, we have N1.5trn that Nigerians spend on overseas universities, so people thrive on it. Nigerians spend N463bn a month on recharge cards, how much are they paying for schools fees? So it’s all a matter of priority. This is the largest market for telephone in the world. Now, to pay N500,000, some people have only one son, they have huge business and houses all over the places, they will never pay it”.

Speaking further, Oyedepo said he had chosen not to respond to the many controversial reports about him on the social media because he considered it as a waste of time.

He said, “My understanding of opposition, persecution is simply someone’s opinion harshly expressed. Everybody has a right to his opinion. Today, millions follow after Christ but you will be surprised that when you get to Israel some people do not believe that Christ has come. “People have rights to their opinions. I naturally don’t feel it’s necessary (to respond). The energy I would need to react, I can use it to make moves. I have enough to think about than start running after a man who says you are a fool. “If he says you are a fool and you are behaving so, then he’s right. If you leave your job and start pursuing somebody who says you are a fool, he has already said so, your going around doesn’t change it. So why going around, why don’t you settle on your job and make moves? “I’ve also come to understand that those who make news hardly watch them, they are so busy making news while others are busy watching”.


Posted: at 20-09-2014 11:47 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- dynasty4all at 20-09-2014 12:03 PM (8 years ago)
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I DONT WHAT THIS MAN IS DOING WITH MONEY
A TRUE MAN OF GOD WILL LIVE BY EXAMPLE
MONEY MONEY MONEY
3 PRIVATE JETS ETC
VANITY UPON VANITY
Posted: at 20-09-2014 12:03 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ritabrenice at 20-09-2014 12:07 PM (8 years ago)
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And u call urself a man of God...
Posted: at 20-09-2014 12:07 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- allenspike at 20-09-2014 12:36 PM (8 years ago)
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God knws his servants

Posted: at 20-09-2014 12:36 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Mobbysmartins at 20-09-2014 01:06 PM (8 years ago)
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And you can have 3 private jets but you cannot reduce the tuition fee.....man of god my foot.
Posted: at 20-09-2014 01:06 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- daveobahon at 20-09-2014 01:22 PM (8 years ago)
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80percent of covenant university students re members of his church quote me
Posted: at 20-09-2014 01:22 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kirianiki at 20-09-2014 01:29 PM (8 years ago)
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Nonsence so people should aswell bring there burial money to u,so that u add to ur private jates and ur luxry life style abi?..god pls expose this ppl more so that ther blind followers will open there eyes and follow u,
Posted: at 20-09-2014 01:29 PM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- beneno at 20-09-2014 01:33 PM (8 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 20-09-2014 01:33 PM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- morgrawl231 at 20-09-2014 03:37 PM (8 years ago)
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 Huh?
Posted: at 20-09-2014 03:37 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- romanticdude at 20-09-2014 06:16 PM (8 years ago)
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That is my Papa talking,I love u papa.
Posted: at 20-09-2014 06:16 PM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- HRHprince at 20-09-2014 07:25 PM (8 years ago)
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I am not sure there is any family that host burial every year like tuition fees. Or he is saying if anyone can pay N1m once, it covers 4 or 5 years of a student in the university. His reason in that angle is not good enough.
Posted: at 20-09-2014 07:25 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- schmit at 20-09-2014 08:59 PM (8 years ago)
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See him head, ur school dey expensive
Posted: at 20-09-2014 08:59 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Ownview at 20-09-2014 09:45 PM (8 years ago)
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Believe me, this man is a criminal. Did you just hear his logic to justify high tuition fee in his school? How many of his family members does he bury in one year? There are homes paying school fees for up-to 3 or 4 people. Oyedepo should do the maths and tell him how many of his family members he buries in one year multiply by how may years the kids have to spend before passing out and tell me the answer. 
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- benbellabiz at 20-09-2014 10:02 PM (8 years ago)
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God have mercy on your children from these vultures.
Posted: at 20-09-2014 10:02 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- johnsmith004 at 20-09-2014 10:29 PM (8 years ago)
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he must be mad will eat money?
Posted: at 20-09-2014 10:29 PM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- softhils at 20-09-2014 10:32 PM (8 years ago)
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He's ntt saying anytin...crooked man
Posted: at 20-09-2014 10:32 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- onyenmeme at 20-09-2014 11:08 PM (8 years ago)
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actualy you told us about the goodness of god which no one can doubt you are blessad matrialy and you preach god  but  pls take a look at little boy of face book ,warren buffet ,bill gate and even our own dan gote ,dis people did not talk much about god yet they tourch lives which no one can deny.but  you sound bizzness like hope you still lives extra 300 hundred yrs from now .man in a mirrow



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- long-guy at 20-09-2014 11:38 PM (8 years ago)
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 Huh?
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- isabella20 at 21-09-2014 12:45 AM (8 years ago)
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I don't c anything wrong in what he has said. Education is expensive and we know it. All we should
Channel our energy to is not d tuition d school is asking for bt to ask God to bless us indeed so dat we can join d league of those who r sending their wards to good schools both here and abroad. Ask covenant university students if they experience power outage in Ota or them having to carry bucket to look for water,how abt their lecturers going on strike and infrastructural development? These things answers to money,a lot of money. Do not also forget dat d church has a welfare department dat takes care of d needy among them. Let's b sincere for once. Am not a member of living faith bt a believer of facts and figures
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- Biafran at 21-09-2014 07:03 AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: isabella20 on 21-09-2014 12:45 AM
I don't c anything wrong in what he has said. Education is expensive and we know it. All we should
Channel our energy to is not d tuition d school is asking for bt to ask God to bless us indeed so dat we can join d league of those who r sending their wards to good schools both here and abroad. Ask covenant university students if they experience power outage in Ota or them having to carry bucket to look for water,how abt their lecturers going on strike and infrastructural development? These things answers to money,a lot of money. Do not also forget dat d church has a welfare department dat takes care of d needy among them. Let's b sincere for once. Am not a member of living faith bt a believer of facts and figures

this your fact is not just all, the issue is that being a man of God, it should have been better to help the poor, as for what he said on tuition fees and burial pls its wrong, all fingers are not equal but being a billionaire he is he wont understand it because he is on money so let those who cant meet up his requirement look elsewhere....NO ROOM FOR THE POOR. except in CHRIST D KING AKA MBAKA. the rest are money mongols.

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