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Mfantsipim Delegation Calls On Kofi Annan

?A 6-man delegation of old boys of Mfantsipim School have called on HE Kofi Annan at his residency to discuss among other matters how best to draw on his experiences toward the development of the School. ?

New PictureThe delegation led by Prof. K. K. Adarkwa, Vice Chairman of the School?s Board of Governors and member of MOBA 1969, included Dr. Francis Poku, MOBA 1955 and National President of Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA); Nana Kobina Nketsia V, Omanhen of Essikado Traditional Area, Sekondi and MOBA 1969; Nana Sam Brew-Butler, MOBA 1969; Mr. J. K. A. Simpson, Headmaster of Mfantsipim School and MOBA 1977; and Mr. Magnus RexDanquah, MOBA 1972, member of the Mfantsipim Board and Chairman of the School?s Development Committee.

The delegation briefed HE Kofi Annan on developments at his alma mater, Mfantsipim School, including the preparation of a 60-Year Development Plan for the School, which will define the growth and continued relevance of Mfantsipim; the inauguration of a Task Force for the setting up of a Mfantsipim University College; the incorporation of Mfantsipim Foundation to fundraise and spearhead the development agenda; and prioritize the provision of facilities based on set standards. ?The delegation intimated that with current student strength of over 2,000 and overall population of about 3,500, including staff, both teaching and non-teaching, Mfantsipim is designated as a community and therefore ought to be planned and managed appropriately, especially in the provision of services.

It was emphasized that the Old Boys as always are contributing immensely towards the attainment of what is termed Mfantsipim Agenda 2076 to celebrate the School?s bicentenary. ??Just last month, a 17-member Planning Committee was inaugurated to see to the School?s celebration of a decade from the 140th to 150th anniversary i.e. 2016 ? 2026, under the theme:MFANTSIPIM AND THE MAKING OF GHANA; and evolve strategies for the celebration of Old Boys? contributions to the various fields of national development?, Prof. Adarkwa reiterated.

HE Kofi Annan thanked the delegation for the visit and the memories it has rekindled of his days at the School and urged that nothing should be done to affect academic excellence which has always been one of the hallmarks of the Mfantsipim in the past, stressing that whatever the master plan being designed for the School?s development should be include consultative discussions with all stakeholders and ensure buy-in by all.

The delegation with HE Kofi Annan sang the School Anthem, ?For All The Saints? before commencing discussions. ?The delegation later presented an autographed copy of Nana Kobina Nketsia V?s book, ?AFRICAN CULTURE IN GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT: The Ghana Paradigm? to HE Kofi Annan, a member of MOBA 1957.

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