Ghana’s Mobilizing Old Students for Educational Support (MOSES) Foundation inaugurated its Board of Trustees in Accra yesterday.
It is chaired by Mr. Kodjo Essiem Mensah-Abrampa, Director General of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC).
Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, former Director General of the Ghana Health Service and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Center for African Population Health Research, Nairobi, Kenya, is a member.
The other members are Dr. Kenneth Ashigbey, Managing Director, Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Ishmael Agyekum, Executive Director, Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE) and Mr. Nyaba-Aweeba Azongo, President, MOSES Foundation Ghana, who is also the secretary of the table.
Prof Akosa, speaking on behalf of the chairman of the council, said the inauguration of the council was to help launch the activities of the foundation towards achieving its goals, including mobilizing alumni for support sustainable education to their respective alma materes.
He said it was also aimed at building national cohesion based on alumni solidarity and an overall development of education in the country to ensure global excellence in Ghanaian leadership in all spheres of life.
According to him, the educational institution had produced a global nation of alumni who challenged ethnicity, religion, differences in political status, but had not been harnessed to build a collective front towards national development, particularly in the education sector.
The President of the MOSES Ghana Foundation, Mr. Azongo, also said that the foundation, in fulfilling its mission, has launched a dual competitive awards program; the Best Old Students-School (BOSS) awards and the MOSES Generational Leadership-Legend (MGL-Legend) awards.
This, he said, was intended to recognize and reward not only the contribution of alumni to schools, but also those schools and alumni associations that have shown outstanding leadership in attracting and mobilizing their respective alumni for educational support in their respective schools, general education development and societal leadership.
He said the MOSES BOSS Awards were the first such initiative in the history of Ghana and Sub-Saharan Africa to set a legendary pace in the education sector and awaken the spirit of volunteerism among alumni. to support the development of their respective former schools. .
He said the first BOSS awards to be held in November this year aimed to rank former high school, association and school student personalities based on their respective contributions to old-school projects in a competitive and sustainable manner.
Stating that a perfect start to the awards program could not be guaranteed, Mr. Azongo however said that with the support and cooperation of stakeholders, the foundation could secure a “gradual path to building national solidarity and educational support.” sustainable in the country”.
“We expect all stakeholders in the national and educational sector leadership, especially the alumni fraternity, to embrace the MOSES BOSS award programs and cooperate fully to ensure the success of the first award and subsequent awards. to cement a historic footprint in the educational leadership landscape of the country,” he added.