By Alfred K Dogbey
The Philippine Baptist Technology Seminary(PBTS) , popularly called ‘Seminary Education by Extension (SEE), located in Tema on Saturday, June 17 held a colorful 10th graduation ceremony at the First Baptist Church, Community 5, Tema.
The ceremony, which was under the theme “Receiving and Propagating Sound, Theological Truth”, witnessed an overall of sixty (60) graduands graduating across the country, with eleven students from the Tema Campus.
They graduated from their fields of studies, Bachelor of Christian Education, Bachelor of Theology, Master of Arts in Inter-Cultural Studies, Master of Arts in Missiology, Master of Arts in Ministry, Master of Christian Education and Master of Divinity.
Additional students, were said to have also graduated from the Accra, Koforidua, Abidjan, Tarkoradi, Sunyani and Kumasi Centres of the school, respectively.
The Philippine Baptist Technology Seminary, which was established in1952, but was founded in Ghana in 2003 through Dr. Louis Owusu-Bempah, a graduate of the seminary and now the Director, PBTS SEE-Ghana.
The SEE-Ghana, which currently has branches spread across the country, The Herald gathered, had its first session at Santasi Zongo Junior School classroom on April 13, 2003, with only eleven students.
According to the Director, the Seminary presently has alumni in almost all the Regional and districts of Ghana, in La Cote d’Ivoire, Togo and Nigeria.
Delivering address at the ceremony, Rev. Dr. Owusu-Bempah, congratulated the graduands for their hard work and achievements. These and other achievement he noted “we cannot take credit for ourselves, besides the grace of God”.
He told the mammoth gathering that, it was the vision of the PBTS SEE-Ghana from now to build a well-equipped seminary and resident school where students from all the different centres will come to Kumasi Campus for at least three months to finish their Course Work (Thesis Writing, Project Paper and Theological Exams) before graduation.
Rev. Dr. Owusu-Bempah has appealed to the stakeholders of the school as well as students body using (Haggai 1:1-5) that, “we need to do something or to give something towards the building of God’s Seminary”.
This, he emphasized would help to “train God-called and Church-selected men and women who are academically competent and ministerially skilled for the advancement of the Kingdom”.