New peaceful era for MOBA begins on fantastic note!

Last Sunday afternoon, I attended a service at the Calvary Methodist Church in Adabraka in Accra for the induction into office the new executive of my alma mater, Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast.

As is my wont when significant events occur concerning the Only School for Gentlemen in West Africa and Abroad, I shall devote my column today to a broad overview of the event and its far-reaching ramifications, for the simple reason that anything to do with the school usually sets the tone and direction for similar events in other schools elsewhere in this country.

Formation of MOBA

Mfantsipim Old Boys Association, or MOBA as is wellknown, was formally established and put on a sound footing in 1947, that is 68 years ago, and 71 years after the founding of the school in 1876.

This was in the early years of the vaunted headmastership of FL Bartels. Obviously, some such nascent grouping of alumni of the school had existed to support the school prior to 1947 but