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Edo varsity offers students free tuition 

The management of Glorious Vision University in Ogwa, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State, has announced a 50 per cent reduction on tuition for students of B.Sc. Mathematics, B.Sc. Physics and B.Sc. Statistics while 100 per cent tuition-free has been given to student wishing to study Religious Studies and Philosophy.

The school said this gesture was to encourage the development of technology and produce religious leaders.

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Babatunde Idowu, stated this when he unveiled activities marking the eighth graduation of ceremony of the university where he said a set of twins, Taiwo and Kehinde Olude emerged with First Class Honours in Economics Department and Department of Chemical Sciences.

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He said, “The proprietors felt that as part of their contribution towards the development of the nation, they can afford to encourage some people to come to the university and also encourage technological development.

“Nowadays, most of our students don’t want to study physics, mathematics or statistics. As a way of motivating them, that idea of 50 per cent discount came to be. The church also wants to train pastors and religious leaders so they want to give opportunities to people as a means of evangelism.”

The VC said the institution, formerly known as Samuel Adegboyega University and owned by The Apostolic Church had since its inception, graduated 670 undergraduates, adding, “by the Grace of God, this year we are producing 101 graduands with seven graduating with First Class honours, 33 with Second Class (Upper Division), 46 with Second Class (Lower Division), seven with 3rd Class, and four postgraduates.”

He said the institution had continued to maintain high academic standards emerging recently as the best among the privately-owned universities in the South-South

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He said, “The change in the name was necessitated by the burning desire by the proprietors, The Apostolic Church Nigeria, to go back to the name that was divinely given to Church through prophecy in 2005.”

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