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Covenant Assisting New International Teachers College in Indonesia



Covenant College is pleased to assist a brand new, biblically faithful teachers college in Jakarta, Indonesia. Beginning its inaugural year this fall, the International Teachers College at Universitas Pelita Harapan (ITC at UPH) has requested the aid of Covenant College as it seeks to equip local Christian men and women to teach in Asia.

Covenant is assisting by providing a vetting process for the faculty of the ITC, with the final offer of employment coming from the ITC at UPH.  Additionally, Dr. Jim Drexler, dean of social science and the Graduate School of Education, has relocated to Jakarta, where he will put into place Covenant-like policies, programs, and personnel at the ITC. Depending on the success of this effort, the initiative of the ITC could facilitate the establishment of a branch campus of Covenant College.

A Covenant College Indonesia Task Force is working to identify all of the outstanding issues that would need to be addressed in order to establish a Covenant campus in Indonesia. The task force is approaching the possibility of a branch campus with careful due diligence.

“As we continue to consider a branch campus in Indonesia, we are excited by the opportunities and possibilities of kingdom work in the educational dimension of Asia,” said Dr. Jeff Hall, vice president for academic affairs. “We are committed to ensuring that any initiative there reflects the mission and the quality of the Lookout Mountain campus. With prayer and hope, we are proceeding carefully to steward the gifts that God has given us so that educational work in Indonesia may flourish.”