Milton Keynes (UK). Members of the Mfantsipim old boys association (MOBA) resident in the UK converged at the Hilton Hotel, Milton Keynes for their annual dinner dance ball. This year’s ball which took place on Saturday, 29th September 2018, was hosted by the MOBA 98 year group, with the support of the other year groups through the auspices of the Mfantsipim foundation in the UK and Ireland.
Mfantsipim school’s alumni society remains one of the most well organised old students association in Ghana and abroad. Each year the alumni’s mother group (MOBA GHANA) sets target for the past students whose decade’s anniversary coincides with the speech and prize giving day. Mfantsipim school is 142 years olds and by tradition, past students who completed in 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, and 2008 are the the sponsoring groups for this current speech and prize giving day which comes off in November 2018. Notable past students include the late Mr Kofi Ataa Annan, who was the former secretary general of the United Nations.
Speaking on the theme “harnessing resources through science and technology, the education and industry nexus”, Dr Frederick Ekuban said, “education being an activity that impacts upon people of all ages,” the contribution of old students association in the development of education and curriculum cannot be overemphasised. He said, the decision to support the renovation of Mfantsipim School’s junior science laboratory was crucial in the development of the next scientists and engineers of the world. He observed that, it was fundamental that government’s investment drive in education are specific and time bound. This way, it could be easy to appraise performance.
On his part, the president of MOBA ’98, Mr Benjamin Boateng said his year group was determined to raise more funds to support the renovation project. He disclosed that, about thirty thousand pounds had been raised and they were optimistic of have more funds to meet their target set in support the science laboratory project.
The ball was attended by friends and family members of the mfantsipim school such as old students of Mawuli Secondary school, St Augustine’s College, Cape Coast, Adisadel College, Wesley Girls High School, Holy Child Secondary School, Mfantsiman Girls Secondary School, and some other schools.
The MOBA foundation is the mother society of all Mfanstipim Oldboys in the UK and Ireland.
Credit: GhanaMatters staff