On the school beginning day of June 1, 2012 in Myanmar the massive students enrolled Yangon Adventist Seminary in Myanmar.
The 500 students have been registered for the school year 2012-13 in the seminary. The enrollment was reached over compared to 463 students in the last school year. The majority student enrollment in KG class and it showed the public interest of character education by Adventist church.
The orientation and opening ceremony was held at the seminary hall on June 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM. It was presented by the board chairman of Yangon Adventist Seminary, Pr. Memory Tun and Myanmar Adventist church education department director Pr. Kelly P Lyan, the teachers , the parents and students.
“We would encourage the parents and teachers to cooperate more for the success of the students’ lives. Adventist church will ensure to provide the character education to the entire student body” said Pr. Memory Tun.
The school has been started in 1975 with 13 children and was aimed to accommodate workers’ children in Myanmar Union Mission headquarters. The growth of the seminary is convincing for the church leaders as more than 70% of the students are non Adventist now.
“My grand father told me to keep my children in Adventist school. I have to listen to him though he is no more with us. I do not know why but I believe that the Bible based education will be the best fitted for my children”. Explained by Mrs. Aye Aye Phyu, Early Childhood Care and Development professional from Metta Development Foundation and husband is a professor in Myanmar Institute of Christian Theology.
Since the growth of the students, the church has already planned to build the new school building which is now in process. The Sabbath School offering for this quarter will be used for this school construction.
The Adventist church family around the world is hearing mission story about this Yangon Adventist Seminary.
“One well wisher from Portugal responded the mission story and asking for channel of transferring the donation on line recently.” Said by Claudius Brown, the principal of YAS.
35 teachers are serving this Seminary providing the students the Bible based education. “We are not technical expert like outside schools. This is because of the glory of God to attract the parents and public attention to our school”. A teacher explained.