Education will improve potential of learners – Babcock

The President of the General Conference, Seventh-Day Adventists Church, and Visitor to Babcock University, Ilisan, Ogun State, Dr. Ted Wilson has said education will improve the potential of learners.

Wilson said this during his visit to Babcock University and described education as one of the best ways to improve the potential of a populace.

He said, “Education is one of the best ways to bring the population up to a level where they can achieve their full potential.”

He also unveiled the new administrative building at the event.

To the university students, he said, “God has an ordained plan for you, so don’t be discouraged about the grades you’re not making in your disciplines but be excellent in all you do.”

He called on the government to consider alternative arrangements and accommodation for Sabbath keepers so that they could be part of public engagements like elections, examinations, and community works, among others.

He said, “Interestingly, we have met with two governors; the Governor of Abia and Akwa Ibom States. We have specifically asked that those governors and their legislators should consider alternative arrangements and accommodations for Sabbath keepers.

“Many times, the community work experience, is on a Saturday, and Seventh-Day Adventists want to participate, but we do not believe in working on the seventh day. We rest. Sometimes elections and exams in public universities will be on a Saturday.

“We cannot feel consciously to be part of something which is not honouring God on that day. So we have made an appeal to those governors,” he stated.

President, West-Central Africa Division, Pastor Robert Osei-Bonsu, “This is a momentous occasion that underscores the strong bond between Babcock University and the global Seventh-day Adventist Church community. It’s a testament to the values of faith, education, and service that unite us in our common pursuit of knowledge, character development, and spiritual growth. Our university has always stood as a beacon of academic excellence and moral uprightness.”

Earlier in his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor/ President of the University, Prof. Ademola Tayo, recalled how the institution was able to set up the Adventist Geoscience Centre under the General Conference administration to explore the natural world.

SOURCE: PUNCH NEWSPAPER

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