Patriot Bible University, USA, Nigeria extension, has graduated 48 students from different categories of disciplines, including Diploma, Bachelor and Post-graduate degrees as certified pastoral managers and associate pastoral mangers.
According to the Director of Centre for Biblical Survey and Theological Seminary and Extension Director of the institution, Dr Akinwande Praise, the set of gradaunts were certified and graduated in the three categories of the institutions in Diploma, BSc and doctorate degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Church Management, Biblical Studies and Christian Counseling.
The management and Board of Trustees of the institution also honoured the African Newspaper of Nigeria (ANN Plc), publishers of Tribune titles; president of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Pastor Abraham Akinosun; Deputy Controller of Customs Service, Pastor Adebola Adegbite; Dr Paul Adebayo, among other dignitaries with excellence award at the international conference Convocation and Award Ceremony held at Brooks Park and Garden, Oluyole Estate, Ibadan, Oyo State.
One of the gradaunts, Akinwande Funmilayo, received a double award as the Best Overall Prize and Chairman’s Prize; Abiodun Modupe Teresa honoured with multiple awards – Second Best Overall Prize, Best Prize in Old Testament Survey; Best in Church History award and Outstanding Student.
Other awardees included, Caleb Oluwakayode as Best Student in Research Methodology; Dr and Dr (Mrs) M. A. Abisona, Dr and (Mrs) Ayodele Olopade, and Dr and Dr (Mrs) Joseph Makinwa were presented with Outstanding Couples’ Award; Dr Ebenezer Oladiran and Mrs Abas Margret Omobola were specially recognised.
Akinwande said: “I thank God for the success of the convocation. It is once in two years. The last we had was in 2016 and we have been planning and preparing for the success of this year’s event since last December, and we thank God this event has recorded huge success. By my assessment this is the best convocation in the history of this school. The first category of grandaunts is the Certified Pastoral Manager, a specialised professional programme in collaboration with Hapche in the United States.
Its focus is to raise professional Christians and 20 of them have graduated today. 11 Bachelor degree students from various disciplines and specializations and 17 Post-graduate students have also graduated.”
In his remarks, the Business Editor, Mr Sulaimon Olanrewaju, who represented the MD/EIC of Tribune, Mr Edward Dickson, to receive the award, commended the institution for the honour and recognition, adding, “We deeply express our appreciation to the institution. This is a well deserved honour and we thank the management of the institution for this development. This will actually spur us to do more and we promise to give our best in the media sector.”