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11 receives Degrees As Shepherd Christian Theological Seminary holds Convocation Ceremony (Photos)

The Second Convocation Ceremony of the Shepherd Christian Theological Seminary was held recently, and it was a huge success, with 11 graduates receiving degrees and certificates.

The event, which was held at the seminary’s campus, Royal Palace Chapel, Palace Ground, Otovwodo in Ughelli, Ughelli North LGA was attended by dignitaries from various parts of the country, including religious leaders, royal fathers, politicians, and academics.

In his opening address, the seminary’s President and Chancellor, Rt. Revd. Prof. Clifford Eseoghene Odjurhe, JP+ congratulated the graduating students and urged them to use their education to make a positive impact in the world.

He said the seminary is a liberal extension of Shepherd University, Abuja; an international university that operates a purely secular academic curriculum designed to equip Christian men and women for professional Christian services through global correspondence education.

Speaking further, the renowned theologian and professor noted that the Shepherd Christian Theological Seminary Ughelli is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria to provide a tuition-free Christian Religious Education for all interested persons, adding that its objective is to remove all forms of barriers to Christian Educational Discrimination, be it gender, racial, tribal, denominational, academic qualification deficiency, social status limitation or regular tuition fees payment.

While maintaining that the focus of the seminary is to present a pragmatic Bible-based Religious Training Curriculum for all interested persons; to equip the saints for the work of the gospel ministry and Spiritual/Human Capacity Development in the society, Prof. Odjurhe revealed that the seminary is both for the laity; beginners, the intermediate and the advanced theological philosopher reiterating that it operates a tuition-free Crash Executive Education System (CEES) through both on-campus regular, weekend and correspondence studies with its campus extensions in Kenya and Liberia.

He also disclosed that at various grades of passing prescribed final examinations, students graduate annually and are awarded certificates, diplomas, Bachelor’s degrees, Postgraduate diplomas, Master’s degrees, or Doctoral degrees, depending on their intellectual achievements in the Seminary Executive Education System.

Meanwhile, eleven scholars successfully scaled through the huddle of the seminary’s theological education at different grades which led to the 2024 convocation ceremony in which four persons bagged Bachelor’s Degrees, another four with Master’s Degrees, and three persons were awarded Doctoral Degrees.

Also, the Academic Board with the approval of the Board of Trustees honoured His Royal Majesty, Evang. Dr. W.O Oharisi III JP +++ APJ, the Ovie of great Ughelli Kingdom and Royal Regent of the seminary with the award of Emeritus Professor of Religion of Shepherd Christian Theological Seminary.

The Delta State Commissioner of Police Mr. Abaniwonda Surajudeen Olufemi and three others were also conferred with Shepherd Christian Theological Seminary’s Social Merit Awards for the security of lives and properties around the community and the state. Hon. Chief Victor Egbo, the honourable Commissioner representing Isoko nation on the Board of DESOPADEC also received an honorary Doctorate Degree in Philosophy in Human Capacity Development.

Responding, one of the graduates, Bishop Dr. Prince Edugbo who received a Doctorate Degree in Biblical Management expressed his gratitude to the seminary for providing him with a solid foundation in Christian theology to deepen his knowledge of God’s word and to prepare for a life of service to others.

Present at the ceremony are; His Royal Majesty, Evang. Prof. W.O Oharisi III JP +++ APJ, the Ovie of Great Ughelli Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, M.P Ovbagbedia Uhurhie-Osadjere II JP, the Owhorode of Great Olomu Kingdom, His Lordship, Bishop Prof. Chris Okoh, the first Executive Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Ughelli North LGA, Royal Fathers and Traditional Chiefs, Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abaniwonda Surajudeen Olufemi, senior clergymen and women, Revd. Dr. M.O Wariri, Deans and Officers of Shepherd Christian Theological Seminary/Shepherd the University of Theology, military and paramilitary Officers among others.

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