The General Overseer of Treasure House of God, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Pastor Seye Senfuye, on Sunday, said that free education policy was outdated and irrelevant in the 21st century system.

Senfuye spoke with reporters in Abeokuta, shortly after he addressed thousands of youth in the church auditorium as part of his empowerment programme for the youths billed to kick off January.

Senfuye submitted that late Sage, Obafemi Awolowo, who introduced free education in Western Region would not emphasis free education in this 21st century.

He explained that Awolowo  would had embraced what he called “education for independent and creativity”.

The general overseer argued that the world had moved on from free education policy which he noted still remained basis of some political class campaign promises.

The Clergyman expressed regret that Nigeria education system and curriculum had not been reformed to accommodate present day realities.

He told the congregation comprising youths earlier that the American business magnate, Bill Gates, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg and successful people around the world were not product of free education.

Senfuye said : “The type of Obafemi Awolowo’s free education is good, but we have moved on from that. It is now education that gives revolution, education that brings creativity and make man to be independent.

” Education that will not tie him to  slavery, education that will not make him pursue vanity in Libya- that type of education is needed.

“The greatest problem we have in this country is unemployment. And the type of education that the outgoing generation had was a type of education that makes you to be subservient to your system.

“They are the type of colonial education that was given and would make sure that the colonial masters sustain their leadership over us,” he said.

He explained that the empowerment aimed at galvanise the youths across Nigeria and around the world with a view to assisting them to tackle financial challenges.

Senfuye added that the youths needed to be spiritually fortified to excel in any chosen career.

“It is purely a spiritual vision. We have been doing it for the past 20 years but we have not got to this state which is now being noticed,” he added.