Four uncontested candidates for various posts in the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA) have voiced worry about the present huge student population and have urged for cap measures to assist keep the numbers under control.
They said that if the numbers are not reviewed, they would have a detrimental influence on discipline, teaching and learning, cleanliness, security, academic performance, and the entire administration of the Mfantsipim School.
David Abbey (Class of 1990) was running for Vice President; Dr. John Manful (Class of 1977) was running for Decade Representative (40-49); James Dadson (Class of 1981) was running for Decade Representative (40-49); and Daniel Andoh (Class of 1986) was running for Decade Representative (30-39).
They were speaking at an engagement on Wednesday (Oct 18, 2023) dubbed; “Know your candidates; A platform for all old boys to engage candidates.”
It was organized by the MOBA Election Hub to enable the candidates to promote their manifestos on which they are running for the various offices on the MOBA national executive committee.
Both contested and unopposed candidates will participate in the two-day engagement.
Mr. Andoh stated that Mfantsipim School’s admission policy needed to be revised since the huge number of students was putting a strain on the school’s already limited resources and facilities.
He asked the Mfantsipim Old Boys to empower the headmaster to work with the Methodist Church to hold the government accountable for providing additional resources, since the government was mostly to blame for the rising population.
Dr. Manful went on to say that the headmaster had lost control over admissions.
The organization demanded that strict safeguards be put in place to protect the school’s integrity.