SDA Church youth protest dissolution of the only SDA SHS in Northern Region

SDA Church youth protest dissolution of the only SDA SHS in Northern Region

The Coalition of the Concern Adventist Youth of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church in the Northern Region and previous students of the Adventist Senior High School (ADSEC) in Tamale have protested against the Leadership of North Ghana Mission for the dissolution of the school.

They contend that ADSEC is the only SDA Senior High School in the north.

However, the management has dissolved the school and handed it over to Valley View University (VVU).

According to the youth, elders and church members of the Adventist Church in Tamale had been by no means engaged to talk about any potential challenges confronting the school and their choice to dissolve it.

SDA Church youth protest dissolution of the only SDA SHS in Northern Region

The youth, who began the match from the Jubilee Park via some streets of Tamale, arrived at the Kaladan SDA to current their petition however had been turned down.

The youth additionally made a transfer to current the petition to the Kalpohin SDA department which additionally flip them down.

They lastly introduced the petition at the SDA major department in Tamale.

Presenting their petition to the Church, Lead Convenor Mark Yaw Addo said no official communication was delivered to the church community on the choice to dissolve the school.

SDA Church youth protest dissolution of the only SDA SHS in Northern Region

He said their checks confirmed the hearsay that the school had been dissolved forcing them to formally write to the Leadership of North Ghana Mission looking for clarification why the school was been handed over to Valley View University.

Mr. Addo added that the Mission is but to reply to their petition dated twenty ninth August, 2022.

SDA Church youth protest dissolution of the only SDA SHS in Northern Region

He said with what is occurring, the youth of the Church suppose that the opinion of the Leadership of the Church and stakeholders of the establishment doesn’t matter to the Leadership of the North Ghana Mission.

“We the Youth of the Church feel that their decision to dissolve ADSEC and the structures being given to Valley View University is in bad fate and will callously deny not only Adventist children but non-Adventists here in the North the opportunity for Adventist education,” he said.

SDA Church youth protest dissolution of the only SDA SHS in Northern Region

He said the choice can be an afront to the Adventist Educational Policy and the imaginative and prescient of the President who supervised the institution of the School.

“The establishment of ADSEC has won many souls into the Adventist fate, majority of which are northerners, let no one be decieved to believe that Valley View University is equally a mission field and therefore exists to serve the same purpose. How many Adventists and none Adventist here in the North can afford to pay to attend Valley View University?” Mr Addo questioned.

SDA Church youth protest dissolution of the only SDA SHS in Northern Region

He appealed to the membership of the church both young and old to help their quest to salvage the school from being given out.

“We need ADSEC back in Tamale and we all have a collective responsibility to ensure that we save this secondary Missionary field of SDA Church here in Tamale. Let us think about the next generation, let us think about the youth and young people of tomorrow, let us do them a favour by allowing ADSEC to exist at all cost,” the Convenor said.

According to him, the youth have began a process of getting ADSEC to be absorbed by the government including that the previous students are additionally making provisions to help the school. He said the group intends to serve the increased body of the SDA Church in Ghana, copies of their petition and their proposals.

SDA Church youth protest dissolution of the only SDA SHS in Northern Region

An Elder of the church Amakye Kofi, who received the petition on behalf of the Head Pastor said their key services to humanity via their mission discipline is to help health, education and faith including it was unlucky that the dissolution of ADSEC comes at a time the church ought to have been pondering of establishing extra schools.

He said Valley View University ought to have come as an addition to their schools however not to collapse one.

SDA Church youth protest dissolution of the only SDA SHS in Northern Region

“If Valley View should have come, it should have been that after ADSEC, you graduate to Valley View,” he said.

Mr Amakye assured the youth that the advantage of their petition could be seemed into.

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