Bowen College Releases Official Assertion regarding the Fireplace Outbreak within the Faculty

Africa’s largest Baptist College and one among 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 right now. Devoted to the first aim of elevating God-fearing leaders and serving to outline their future, the college is doing all the pieces inside its powers to safeguard its excessive tutorial requirements, shutout ungodliness, and discourage mediocrity in its system.

Talking just lately concerning the state of the Nigeria academic system and delinquency amongst college students, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joshua Olalekan Ogunwole mentioned “Globally, governments are taking extra duty in direction of making certain that high quality schooling is accessible to everybody. As a matter of reality, the fourth of the seventeen Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2015 is to offer High quality Schooling for all by the 12 months 2030. Whereas commitments like this from the UN present hope that sometime we may have a society freed from deprived children 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 elements 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, just lately on campus, throughout what ought to have been a routine check and normal analysis of our college students and their wellbeing, we have been saddened at a tip-off that various them had begun to deviate from the values beneath which now we have based mostly all our teachings, as just a 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 dad and mom of the affected college students to return choose up their youngsters who had been suspended. Our college students are conversant with the principles and laws governing actions on campus, and the corresponding penalties for defaulters therefore, nobody was shocked on the suspension.

Sadly, a hearth outbreak was reported on campus hours after the suspension and we’re conscious that conspiracy fanatics have already begun spreading rumours of scholars’ rampage attributable to this incident. While a full-fledged investigation is underway, preliminary experiences point out that the incident was attributable to a mattress that was set on fireplace, nonetheless, the state of affairs was introduced beneath management, shortly” the Registrar, Dr. Kayode A. Ogunleye mentioned.

At Bowen College, we’re consistently striving to create a conducive and dynamic instructing, studying and analysis surroundings that may empower our graduates with Christ-like character, optimistic attitudes and extraordinary management qualities. We’re ever happy with our college students and alumni who’re making progress of their completely 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 varsity premises on a break, it should remember 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 offer high quality schooling via laborious work and uprightness.


Bowen College of the Nigerian Baptist Conference is the primary and largest Baptist College in Africa. The College has all its tutorial programmes presently accredited by the NUC and produces graduates who usually are 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 tutorial excellence with love for humanity, borne out of a God-fearing angle in accordance with the Baptist custom of moral habits, social duty and democratic ethos.

Established in 2001, Bowen College has over 4500 college students in 6 Colleges and a School of Well being Sciences – altogether, the establishment provides 54-degree programmes.
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