MFANTSIPIM School, Ghana?s oldest second cycle school has inaugurated an 18-member board of governors for the School.
The re-constituted Board, with a 3-year mandate, has the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel K. Asante as its Chairman.
The others include Rt. Rev. Nicholas K. Asane, Bishop of Cape Coast Methodist Diocese; Very Rev. Solomon Grant-Essilfie, General Manager of Methodist Educational Unit; Dr. Ato Essuman, representing Methodist Church Ghana; Prof. K. K. Adarkwa, representing Director-General, Ghana Education Service (GES); Mr. Augustus N. L. Cleland, Central Region Director of Education; Ms. Vivian Etroo, Metropolitan Director of Education; Mrs. Betty Djokoto, Headmistress of Wesley Girls? High School, Cape Coast; and Mr. Koame M. Edjah, Headmaster of Mfantsipim School.
The rest are Mr. Magnus RexDanquah, MOBA Representative; Anthony Forson, Jnr., School Lawyer; Mr. Rolland Jojo Duncan, representing Mfantsipim PTA; Mr. Michael K. Obeng, representing Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly; Mr. Andoh Kwofie, Regional Commander (Police) representing Security; Mr. Samuel F. Abruquah, representing Teaching Staff; Mr. Samuel G. Stephens, representing Non-Teaching Staff; and Mr. J. C. Aitpillah Akpoh, Mfantsipim Assistant Headmaster (Academic) as Secretary to the Board.
Inaugurating the Board, the Central Region Director of Education, Mr. Cleland charged the board to aide by the constitution governing the School to promote effective teaching and learning.
He stressed the need for the members to use their varied experiences and expertise to assist the Headmaster to move Mfantsipim School forward.
Mr. Cleland also emphasized the need for them to ensure that resources of the School were used effectively for the benefit of the students and growth of the institution.
The Headmaster of Mfantsipim School, Mr. Koame Edjah charged the students to take their studies seriously to become responsible adults in future.
A former Headmaster of the School, Mr. Crosby Ashun who chaired the function reiterated the position that much as the Headmaster and his staff are ultimately held accountable, the board would offer new perspectives and varied assistance to empower them deliver to all stakeholders? expectations.
The Cape Coast Methodist Bishop, Rt. Rev. Nicholas K. Asane on behalf of the members thanked the School for the confidence reposed in them, adding that ?we will stay committed to our clarion call, both collectively and individually to improve the School?s performance as well as pushing it to the highest level within our tenure of office?.
He also appealed to the Headmaster and his team to re-dedicate themselves to building on the ideals which counts the holistic development of the students, maintaining discipline and to ensure that they excel not only in the academic, but also exhibit same traits and values throughout their lifetime after school.