Dayspring Bible College Shut for ‘Unlawful Operations’ Still Graduates 26 in Nimba
Ganta, Nimba County – Dayspring Bible College, which over the weekend graduated 26 men and women, was one of those higher institutions of learning that were ordered shut down in June 2018 by the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) for operating “illegally”.
In June 2018, when NCHE ordered the closure, it said those universities or colleges have neither Operational Permit nor Provisional Accreditation from the Commission and have been offering fake degree programs.
It named those universities and colleges to include Dayspring Bible College, Grace International Bible University, Pilgrims College & School of Ministry, Liberia College of Nursing & Divinity, New Dimension Theological Seminary and the ASSFI University College.
If NCHE thought that since it ordered the shutdown, authorities adhered to it, Dayspring Bible College didn’t do as was told but it remained opened and over the weekend it graduated 26 men and women.
The Bible college allowed its students to begin coming to school once a week— on Saturdays.
At the moment, Dayspring Bible College, which operates from the LPRC Community in Ganta, illegally grants ‘AA’ degree in various disciplines, including Christian Education, Theology and Counseling.
Speaking at the second graduation ceremony held at the Trumpet Baptist Church in Ganta, Dayspring Bible College’s national director, Rev. Dr. Emmanuel O. Johnson, told the gathering that the graduation is taking place at a very crucial time in their history.
According to him, among their challenges, they are presently faced with accreditation problem from NCHE. Dr. Johnson also mentioned facilities and equipment.
He used the occasion to appeal to the NCHE to grant them their accreditation so that they can begin operating legally in the nation in order to help with the manpower development.
Rev. Johnson confirmed to our Nimba County Correspondent that the college was shut-down by the government Liberia but was later allowed to operate according to him. This information could not be verified with the authorities at NCHE.
Dr. Johnson urged the graduates to be positive agents of change and “kingdom builders”.
‘’You graduates have been adequately and competently trained with sound biblical knowledge and discipline; you have ‘studied to show yourselves approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, but rightly dividing the word of truth.’ You are now worthy ambassadors of Christ and vessels of honor in the hands of your master Jesus. You are expected to manifest yourself graciously in the midst of darkness by preaching and teaching the unalloyed, undiluted and unadulterated Word of God. Preach and teach repentance forgiveness, total reconciliation salvation of souls, you are expected to transform lives and add value to people lives; practice what you preach and be doers of the word,” he told the graduates.
Dayspring Bible College’s second graduation was graced by the Director Division of Teacher’s Education at the Ministry of Education. Director Othello Gegeh described the school as a relief for high school graduates, who are seeking higher education.
Gegeh, who claimed that he is not aware that the college was shut-down by NCHE in 2018, disclosed that it is one of the best colleges helping to educate future leaders.
The occasion’s keynote speaker, J. Lynon Martor urged the graduates to make use of their education and help to develop the country.
For his part businessman Pharaze L. Dekpan, CEO for DEK-TA Inc., thanked authorities of the college for coming into the county.
Dekpan said it will help to address the educational need of the country.
He then pledged over L$20,000 worth of stationary materials to the college.