A candidate in the pending senatorial by-election in Bong County, Fairnoh Gbilah has hailed the Director of the Great Commission Bible College, Ishmael Togbah, and staffs for the establishment of the Institution, but cautioned them to be strong in times of challenges as they prepare for the future.
He made the assertion when he served as guest speaker at the official launch of the Great Commission Bible College in Totota Bong County over the weekend where he spoke on the theme “Education builds the Nation”.
Mr. Gbilah said it is pleasant to see a college being established in the lower part of the County following the destruction of the former Bong Mining Company vocational Training Center and the Tumutu vocational center years ago even though the Tumutu vocational center is being reopened.
The lower Bong county consensus candidate stated that he wants to see a Vocational Training Center or a Junior college be established by the government in the lower part of Bong county to ease the long years issues of higher education in the area.
Mr. Gbilah further asserted that preparedness matters most in the transformation of a nation, stressing that a nation can only be transformed if its citizens are prepared, making emphasis on heaven quoting the bible that says only prepared people will go to heaven.
He recommended that Education must be considered as a top priority if Liberians want to transform Liberia adding,
‘government must educate its citizens by creating an enabling environment of educating every Liberian child and it will help transform the country into what we want to see.
Gbilah at the same time cautioned the organizers and students of the college to be strong and focus because there will be a lot of challenges and disappointments that will come their way.
He then challenged the first batch of students that will enroll to be an ambassador of the college in that part of the Country because it is based on their legacy and performances others will be encouraged to enroll at the college.
He meanwhile thanked the head branch in Monrovia through Pastor Togbah for undertaken such initiative and encouraged the young people to take advantage of the opportunity.
Also speaking at the program the Director of the College, Pastor Ishmael L. Togbah said in 2007 the Bible College was firstly known as apostolic faith Bible college operated online.
According to him, people wondered what the college is all about because they felt it was restricted to only Biblical knowledge but later they got to know that it was offering other courses such as Education and Agriculture with an online program before changing the name from apostolic faith to Great Commission Bible College.
Director Togbah continues by saying
‘the Great Commission Bible College in Liberia started in 2014 purposely to equip the saints for both Ministry and society worth’.
He lamented that the College is not only limited to the church as it is intended to build the capacity of Liberian citizens mostly the young people.
“The Great Commission Bible College is a member of the association of Bible colleges in Liberia, USA and other countries in the world; it is offering degree in theology, Education and Agriculture” pastor Togbah added.
He concluded by informing the gathering that the College has put out series of graduates who are significantly contributing to the growth and development of Liberia thereby encouraging citizens of Bong County to take advantage of the college.