Every Sabbath day AU students ask themselves questions such as this: should I do my assignment & read my lecture notes or just rest?
Despite AU being a seventh day Adventist school, many students spend their Sabbaths in their room either studying for an upcoming test they have the following week or just binge-watching their favourite TV shows.
Where is their Sabbath day of rest in all this? Adeleke university teaches its students that God has set aside a Holy day for rest and worship (Exodus 31:13 says “you must observe my Sabbaths…..”).
AU teaches that rest is a necessity on the Sabbath. The Sabbath day, according to Seventh-day Adventists, is on Saturday. On this day, the whole student community gathers at various churches within the campus, from 9 am to 11 am, to worship God.
After worship, students are expected to spend the day resting & meditating on God’s word until the evening Sabbath worship service from 6 pm to 7 pm. Any student not found at a church, during these worship periods, will face the disciplinary body of the institution.
AU wants the student community to adopt its beliefs about the Sabbath day, knowing several students do not subscribe to its beliefs about the Sabbath.
Of course, there are many Adventist youths attending AU, most of whom take the Sabbath very seriously. But most of the non-Adventist Students who observe the Sabbath at AU do so to avoid facing the disciplinary committee. Another thing they have to put up with till they graduate from the institution.