Africa’s largest Baptist College and considered one of Nigeria’s foremost establishments of upper studying, Bowen College, has added one other feather to its cap by intensifying their combat towards the continued scourge of drug abuse and different social vices in our society which have change into rampant as we speak. Devoted to the first objective of elevating God-fearing leaders and serving to outline their future, the college is doing the whole lot inside its powers to safeguard its excessive educational requirements, shutout ungodliness, and discourage mediocrity in its system.
Talking lately in regards to the state of the Nigeria instructional system and delinquency amongst college students, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joshua Olalekan Ogunwole mentioned “Globally, governments are taking extra accountability in the direction of making certain that high quality schooling is offered to everybody. As a matter of reality, the fourth of the seventeen Sustainable Growth Objectives (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2015 is to supply High quality Schooling for all by the yr 2030. Whereas commitments like this from the UN present hope that sometime we could have a society freed from deprived youngsters who can not afford to go to highschool, it additionally raises a priority for nations like ours the place good schooling is a scarce commodity”. He additional added “whereas it seems that the usual of schooling is stagnating and in most components of our nation deteriorating, it’s the unfold of social vices that’s threatening our co-existence and the way forward for our nation like by no means earlier than. Therefore we should come collectively to place an finish to it.”
Surprisingly, lately on campus, throughout what ought to have been a routine check and common analysis of our college students and their wellbeing, we had been saddened at a tip-off that quite a few them had begun to deviate from the values underneath which now we have based mostly all our teachings, as few of them examined optimistic to substance abuse.
“As an establishment that’s dedicated to instructing Excellence and Godliness, we thought of this growth most unacceptable and instantly engaged with mother and father of the affected college students to return decide up their kids who had been suspended. Our college students are conversant with the foundations and rules governing actions on campus, and the corresponding penalties for defaulters therefore, nobody was shocked on the suspension.
Sadly, a fireplace outbreak was reported on campus hours after the suspension and we’re conscious that conspiracy fanatics have already begun spreading rumours of scholars’ rampage as a result of this incident. While a full-fledged investigation is underway, preliminary stories point out that the incident was brought on by a mattress that was set on hearth, nevertheless, the state of affairs was introduced underneath management, rapidly” the Registrar, Dr. Kayode A. Ogunleye mentioned.
At Bowen College, we’re continuously striving to create a conducive and dynamic instructing, studying and analysis setting that may empower our graduates with Christ-like character, optimistic attitudes and extraordinary management qualities. We’re ever pleased with our college students and alumni who’re making progress of their totally different corners and upholding the values they imbibed whereas on the college. We encourage different college students to emulate them and belief that we are going to proceed to assist them until they change into profitable. Whereas college students have been instructed to vacate the college premises on a break, it would you’ll want to de-escalate any unruly tendencies and assure their security. We encourage everybody to be relaxation assured that Bowen College won’t ever compromise on its efforts to supply high quality schooling via exhausting work and uprightness.
ABOUT BOWEN UNIVERSITY
Bowen College of the Nigerian Baptist Conference is the primary and largest Baptist College in Africa. The College has all its educational programmes at present accredited by the NUC and produces graduates who should not solely technically sound however with undiluted Christian virtues. These hallmarks of the College make it peculiar and distinctive and Bowen merchandise are potential brokers of societal transformation. Bowen College is listed within the World Larger Schooling Database (WHED), the Worldwide Handbook of Universities and the Worldwide Affiliation of Baptists Schools and Universities.
The College is a middle of studying and analysis distinction, combining educational excellence with love for humanity, borne out of a God-fearing perspective in accordance with the Baptist custom of moral conduct, social accountability and democratic ethos.
Established in 2001, Bowen College has over 4500 college students in 6 Colleges and a Faculty of Well being Sciences – altogether, the establishment presents 54 diploma programmes