The North Ghana Union Mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church on October 20, 2022 released a statement reacting to the participation of Adventist Senior High School, Bekwai (SDASS) in the National Maths and Science Quiz on October 15, 2022.
The Union believes that it is a gross misrepresentation of the church by the institution after concerns were raised pointing to the fact that the said date the institution participated in the National program was a sabbath day.
“The attention of the Northern Ghana Union Conference has been to the fact that Adventist Senior High School, Bekwai participated in the National Maths and Science Quiz on 15th October, 2022. This is 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 the SDA schools has rendered an unqualified apology to members of the Seventh Day Adventist 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. 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 its 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 Adventist Church. We especially thank GNAAS Alumni for standing by the faith and also protecting the sabbath truth. God bless you.” It said in a statement
Find attached a copy of the statement;