29 June 2010

HUGE NEWS...

Well this isn't the BIG news I've been talking about... that news is coming on Friday... but this is HUGE news on its own...

Yesterday the National Council for Higher Education resolved to give Gaba Bible Institute a Letter of Intrim Authority... our Provisional License...

This means that GBI is now accredited!

I cried when I opened the letter... then I nearly passed out... I can't even begin to describe all that it has taken to get this far... we started this process 3YEARS ago... of the 15 full-time staff members at GBI today only 3 were on staff when we started this process... Jonah the security guard, Annet, the Bursar who was the receptionist at the time and me... we have come a LONG way!

We began researching the requirements and filling forms in July 2007 and on November 9th, 2007 we handed in our first application... unfortunately at the time we didn't have the $2,000 required to process the papers... since then we have completed the report 2 more times and had 2 review teams come through the school... the first review team came in February 2009 and gave us a 33 improvements that we needed to make... it took an entire year to make the improvements and we weren't even sure if they would give us the license because we still don't have our own campus...

But they did... and now GBI is one of seven Christian colleges and universities that is recognized by the government of Uganda!

Thanks for all the prayers and encouragement along the way!

2 comments:

Ed said...

Congrats, Jeff!!!

Sallie said...

Good job Jeff! That was a huge job, a huge responsibility, and a huge success! Congratulations!
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