Four years ago, some new students entered the perimeters of KNUST to pursue further knowledge for their careers prospective. That journey came to an end on the weekend of 24th and 25th September, 2022, as they celebrated their last get together and Divine service as student members of the KNUST Congregation. But their story would not end there; they have volunteered for one final act of honour, to be stewards at the NYC 2022.
“The moment I always never want to experience!”, remarked an emotional Shepherd Bernard Owusu, Rector of the KNUST Congregation as he began an address to the new undergraduates. “The moment, when our final year students have to leave us after completing their studies. We will miss you. My prayer is to hear about your dedication and commitment to the work of God wherever you find yourself ”. He further admonished the final years to remain humble and be of service to the Church wherever they find themselves after school.
Ultimately, it has been another fruitful academic year together in Christ. The new undergraduates not only considered their academic work but also things of the Lord. Scouting for fresh men and women who gained admission into the University, Choir rehearsals, Bible Studies and at times visits to the Central Church, Kumasi.
As have been the tradition, the congregation gather for a dinner and awards night, in honour of graduating students. This year’s took a different dimension as members rather assembled at Rattray Park (recreational park) within the Kumasi Metropolis for a picnic. They listened to music, participated in various games such as ludo, pick-and-act, a 100-metre race , press-up challenges and many more.
KNUST Congregation, the host of this year’s National Youth Convention, is one of the campus Congregations in Ghana. Being the host Congregation, some of these students volunteered to stay on campus after vacation to welcome the Youth and to ensure that accommodation and all necessary assistance are offered. They shall be responsible for room allocations, distribution of tags and Convention T-shirts. They will be seen at vantage points to offer any assistance needed.
One last dance, for God and country. They are ready and prepared to welcome their counterparts from all over the Ghana and West Africa.
Are you ready?