General Information

INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY

Pakistan Adventist Seminary and College developed from a small Seventh-day Adventist boys’ school founded on the present property in 1923. In 1937 it became a coeducational institution with the integration of the Seventh-day Adventist girls’ school from Chichoki Mallian. Steady growth followed as students came from all parts of the Punjab and Northwest India. After the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, a new period began necessitating the development of a program on the tertiary level. In 1957 Pakistan Adventist Seminary & College was authorized by the Southern Asia Division of Seventh-day Adventists to begin a two-year junior (Intermediate) Seminary Program. After several years, authorization came to develop a Senior (Higher) Seminary, and the first graduates received their degrees in 1970. The institution now incorporates the Elementary School (Grades 1-6), High School (Grades 7-10), and Higher Secondary School (years 11-12) and the Degree College (years 13 – 14) A branch of PASC known as Community Learning Center (CLC) is also established for the surrounding Muslim Community. CLC is a registered educational institution. It is composed of classes (Play to 14).

PASC as an institution administered by the Pakistan Union of Seventh-day Adventists has been a part of the territory of the Trans-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists since 1985. Effective from January 2012 PASC has become a part of the South Asia Pacific Division (SSD) whose main office is in the Philippines. On August 2015, PASC is officially moving to offer Bachelor degrees (years 13-16) by requiring 12th year certificate as entrance requirement.

Location

Pakistan Adventist Seminary and College is located about 60 kilometers west of Lahore on the Lahore Sargodha Road at Farooqabad Mandi. Transportation is easily available at Farooqabad for travelling back and forth.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF OPERATION

The institution is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. It receives no government grants. The PASC is maintained primarily to train workers for the church as well to educate sound Christian citizens who are able to be a positive influence to the Pakistani society. The purpose and scope of the institution is to provide quality Adventist Education to the poor Christian and non-Christian children of Pakistan so that they may be equipped to serve their country and God.

STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom …. Wisdom is more profitable than silver and the gain she brings is better than gold… Gain understanding though it cost you all you have.” Proverbs 1:7; 3:14; 4:7. Pakistan Adventist Seminary and College is the only Adventist Educational Institution in Pakistan where a student can receive education from Play Group to College. As a community we acknowledge that God is the Creator of the universe and the Source of all wisdom. We recognize that mankind, created perfect by God, has fallen from grace. True education aims at the restoration of human beings to the original state of grace from which they have fallen. This restoration we believe is accomplished through the merits and death of Jesus Christ who is God’s revelation of Himself to mankind. The Bible is accepted as God’s written self-declaration and the standard by which truth is measured. As such it constitutes the organizing them around which the curriculum is centered and ensures that education is broader than a purely intellectual pursuit of knowledge.

The course of studies offered by the PASC is therefore concerned with knowledge and understanding of God, the development of character based on Christian ethical values, the pursuit of high intellectual achievement, and the development of optimum physical health-all of which are primary Biblical concerns. As a community of Christian students and teachers we accept that our understanding of God, the universe and the Bible must inform and direct our educational activity and our interaction with the rest of the human family.

“Every human being, created in the image of God, is endowed with a power akin to that of the Creator—individuality, power to think and to do… It is the work of true education to develop this power, to train the youth to be thinkers, and not mere reflectors of other men’s thoughts.”

E G White, Education, p. 17.