Joel S. Billi, president of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), warned pastors of bowing to material things and called them to be different in society, at the 52nd graduation ceremony of EYN’s Kulp Bible College in Kwarhi. The president, who expressed his joy in this occasion at EYN’s highest theological institution, was represented by vice-president Anthony A. Ndamsai.
The college graduated 38 students with bachelor of arts degrees in Christian Religious Studies, 19 with diplomas in Christian Religious Studies, and 9 with certificates in theology. It was the second graduation of degree (BA) students.
He encouraged the graduating and continuing students to learn hard to enable them to face the challenges of globalization. The “person who ceases to learn, terminates to grow,” he said. He also called on EYN’s sons and daughters to support the college to actualize its vision.
College provost Dauda A. Gava in his speech informed the gathering about affiliating the college with the University of Jos. Also speaking at the occasion, the chair of the KBC Board of Governors drew attention to the college housing, that the old student houses should be phased out and new structures put in place. Professor Paul Amaza charged the graduation candidates to be good ambassadors. Director of education Safiya Y. Byo in her address appreciate the college for maintaining standards. Former provost and the chairman of the day, Toma H. Ragnjiya, called on the school authorities to encourage KBC alumni to support the college.
Donations were made by the well-wishers in cash and kind. One of the donations was the present of 200 text books by Elder Peter Lale, the third occasion on which he has donated books.
-- Zakariya Musa serves on the communication staff of Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria).