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Anchor University, Ipaja pleads for funding

The Vice-Chancellor pleaded with the friends of the church and other leaders to support the institution, adding that the school’s inability to pay salaries would affect the image of the Deeper Life Church.
Anchor University, Ipaja

THE Vice-Chancellor of Anchor University, Ipaja, in the Ayobo-Ipaja LCDA of Alimosho LGA, Professor Samuel Oyebandele, has appealed to well-wishers, especially friends and stakeholders of the faith-based institution to come to its aid in order to shore up its finances.

According to media reports, Prof. Bandele made the appeal on Friday, December 9, 2022, during his address at the ceremony to mark the university’s 2nd and 3rd Convocation ceremony held at Ayobo, Lagos.

The Vice-Chancellor said that the appeal for funding, aside from its subvention from the proprietor, has become inevitable as the school has no other source of revenue.

He said: “We had subvention up till September. We are yet to get that in October, November and December. We have no other source of income unlike the public and state-owned institutions which have TETfund and other sources. It is not in the interest of the school and body of Christ to hear that we are unable to pay salaries and this will affect the image of the church.

“We need support and I want to seize this unique opportunity to present my golden requests to some categories of leaders here, who are unarguably positioned to assist our own university.

“AUL, under my leadership, will not be shy to ask our leaders and friends of the church to support our Proprietor to raise a University that will bring glory to God and the Deeper Life Bible Church, particularly in support of our father in the Lord’s vision for an excellent university.”

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