The Sierra Leone Theological College and Church Training Centre yesterday observed their public relations day at their Wesley Street campus in Freetown.
Explaining the background of the college the principal, Mrs. Olivia A. Wesley, said the college was founded almost 33 years ago by three churches as the aim of establishing the institution was to train men and women to take leadership roles in the church.
She stated that the institution had contributed positively to the building of the country and had touched on every facet of the community and transformed people’s lives.
Mrs. Wesley also said she believed that living a religious life was very important in bringing about attitudinal change, as it was their responsibility to lead people to live holy lives which reflect in their characters, lifestyles, integrity and godliness.
The guest speaker, deputy minister of education, youth and sports Dr Lansana Nyallay said post conflict Sierra Leone needed theological studies to restore the nation’s moral fabric.
He said at the time when greed, selfishness, violence, aggression and criminal acts were on the increase, theological education was in demand in the educational system.
The minister further stated that moral education was the basis towards cultural principles and traditional values which the theological college was providing. The director of studies, Rev. Spain Pratt, outlined the courses offered at the theological college. Dr Leslie E.T Shyllon spoke on behalf of the Board whilst Dr Leopold Foullah, head of department philosophy and religious studies, admonished students of the strides undertaken.