On Monday, October 10th, 2022, Seventh-day Adventist Church members in Northern Nigeria gathered to pray for the take-off of the Adventist College of Nursing Sciences Jengre, Plateau State.
Held at Seventh-day Adventist Church Hospital, Jengre, the special prayer session had in attendance, Mrs. Ladi Zhu, Director, Plateau State Nursing Services as well as clerics from other denominations such as Evangelical Church of Winning All.
Leaders and members of Seventh-day Adventist in Northern Nigeria were full of gratitude to God for the birth of College of Nursing Sciences Jengre.
Dr. Barnabas Mandong, professor of pathology, University of Jos, the guest speaker at the special prayer session, noted that health education remains an integral part of Christian education, which the Seventh-day Adventist Church worldwide has never undermined.
The former commissioner for Health, Plateau State is optimistic that Adventist College of Nursing Sciences Jengre will reflect Christ, promote good health as well as develop character and nurture the students emotionally, socially and physically.
Dr. Mandong is quoted as saying that: “Health education is a part of God’s plan of redemption and restoration to a saving relationship with our Saviour”.
On his part, Pastor Yohanna Harry, President, Northern Nigeria Union Conference, ably represented by the Union Executive Secretary, Pastor Istifanus Ishaya, reaffirmed the commitment of the church in Northern Nigeria to health education and ministry of healing.
He said: “The establishment of Adventist College of Nursing Sciences Jengre is a pointer that Adventist church is keen to help the teeming youth in Northern Nigeria towards developing career paths that will blend with their spiritual growth and satisfaction especially in field of Nursing Sciences
Mrs. Jerisha Kakwi, Chairperson Technical Committee, Adventist College of Nursing Sciences Jengre, is confident that the serenity of the college environment will greatly enhance teaching and learning.
“The existence of this college is a historic milestone for the Church in Northern Nigeria and we are grateful to God for His providence, wisdom and guidance“, Mrs. Kakwi added.
Adventist College of Nursing Sciences Jengre is situated within the premises of the Seventh-day Adventist Hospital Jengre, Plateau State along Jos-Zaria road.
The college has 4 lecture halls. Each hall has a minimum of 50 seating capacity.