The Northern Ghana Union Mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church has condemned the Seventh Day Adventist SHS (SDASS) for participating in the National Science and Maths Quiz on a Sabbath Day.
In a letter written to the institution by the Conference, it says the school’s participation in the event on a Sabbath which is supposed to be kept holy is a desecration on the tenets of the church.
It says “the leadership of the Church finds it difficult to understand why an institution like SDASS should
smack on the Church, its philosophy and beliefs” and “strongly believe that no entity of the church would
involve itself in such an act in future.”
Read below the full release from the church;
The attention of the Northern Ghana Union Conference has been drawn to the fact that Adventist Senior
High School, Bekwai participated in the National Maths and Science Quiz on 15th October 2022.
This is a gross misrepresentation of the Church by the institution. We want to thank all who have raised concerns over the issue. The Union disapproves and frowns at the perpetuation of such an act by the school.
The Union has met with the leadership of the institution on the issue which has the propensity of derailing all efforts of the Church to stand by our beliefs, especially that of the Sabbath.
The school, through the Headmaster, the General Manager, and our Regional Manager of SDA schools has rendered an unqualified apology to members of the Seventh-day Adventists Church.
Indeed, the leadership of the Church finds it difficult to understand why an institution like SDASS should smack on the Church, its philosophy and beliefs. We strongly believe that no entity of the church would involve itself in such an act in future. Issued by NOGH Communication and Education Department.
The Union regards this act of the school as a desecration of the holy Sabbath hours. We will continue to deal with the situation until it’s final conclusion. We want to assure all Church members that we will continue to hold on to the truth of the Bible, and also protect “Thus says the Lord”.
Again, we appreciate the concerns of our members who always care for the right representation of the
Seventh-day Adventists Church. We especially thank GNAAS Alumni for standing by the faith and also protecting the Sabbath truth.
God bless you.