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Bishop Agapitus Calls On Students To Shun Indecency 

By Lydie Yuri

CameroonPostline.com — Students of National Polytechnique Bamenda, NPB, have been told to shun activities that hinder their studies. The call came from the Auxiliary Bishop of the Bamenda Archdiocese, Agapitus Fon, during an opening mass for 2012/2013 academic year that took place at the NPB campus on November 7.

Delivering his sermon, drawn from Philippians 4:6-9, Mathew 6: 24-34 the Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Bamenda, urged lecturers and students to pray and commit their studies to God and have faith.  He appealed to all students to deepen their faith in God for faith is entrusting one’s entire self to God. 

“Education without morality, faith, fear of God is a danger to our society,” Bishop Agapitus said. He also cautioned students to avoid vices such as drug addiction, watching of terrible video films, meaningless party occultism among others, adding that “our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit” and that “students should not desecrate the temple by exposing our bodies.

We need a firm foundation to give life a meaning,” Bishop Agapitus remarked. He also urged students to share with others their talent which is a gift from God. “We also have challenges in academics, reason why we cannot serve two masters at a time,” he said.

Shortly before the close of the mass, the Bishop expressed thanks to the proprietor of NPB, Francis Yong, and promised to always come as a point of duty to pray with the students. He disclosed that the Archdiocese was ready to work with the administration of the school to have a chapel on campus.

Talking to The Post, the Proprietor of NPB, Francis Yong, said the idea only came after seven years and was happy that the Auxiliary Bishop honoured his invitation. He prayed for many more visits to NPB by the Bishop.  Yong said youths will always need God’s protection, especially with societal ills surrounding them.

“The best solution is prayers,” Yong said.The mass sermon was also attended by the staff of NPB including the Director of Communication, other members of the Archdiocese of Bamenda; Rev. Father Humphrey Tata, the Chaplain of Bambui, Rev. Father George Ngalim. The school choir graced the occasion.

First published in The Post print edition no 01389

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