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Moses Baiden Pledges to Return Ownership of Mfantsipim School To The Methodist Church, Old Students

He pledged to implement measures aimed at attracting top-notch managers and teachers. He said his goal is to ensure the school remains appealing and attracts staff who will impart the institution's values to the next generation.

The alumni group of Ghana’s first secondary school, the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA), has elected the CEO of Margins group Moses Kwesi Baiden Jnr. as their Ebusuapanyin (president) for the next five years. 

The event which was held at the Calvary Methodist Church in Adabraka saw Baiden inducted along with nine other persons as executives to a five-year term subject to renewal. 

As part of his ten manifesto pledges, the newly elected Ebusuapanyin stated that he would return the ownership of the school to MOBA and the Methodist Church and collaborate with the government to manage the school as a non-profit institution.

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“I will return the ownership and management of the school to the people who love it the most; MOBA and the Methodist Church, who will collaborate with the government to manage the school as a non-profit institution, limited by guarantee, and adequately funded to set the school back on its path,” he said.

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The youngest MOBA ebusuapanyin ever, also pledged to implement measures aimed at attracting top-notch managers and teachers. He said his goal is to ensure the school remains appealing and attract staff who will impart the institution’s values to the next generation.

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“Attract and pay the best market prices for the highest calibre of managers and teachers (which must include sons of Mfantsipim where possible), excellent in their fields and passionate about passing down the spirit and values of the school to the next generation,” He said.

Moses Baiden said he would build a sustainable model that would bring Mfantsipim back to its pedestal.

“Build a sustainable model that will bring Mfantsipim back to its pedestal a pre-eminent school funded by those who can afford to pay the market price for the best education and subsidize costs for the brilliant but needy students chosen through a needs-assessment system and awarded scholarships based on meritocracy to enjoy a free and high-quality SHS education,” he stated.

He said he intends to collaborate with MOBA to raise the necessary seed fund for a ‘MOBA Endowment Fund’ through targeted donations, aimed at fulfilling the long-term funding requirements of their vision.

During the ceremony, the administrative Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, Michael Agyarkwa Bossman, advised the new executives to execute their duties with reverence for God, avoiding actions that could dishonour him[God].

He stressed the importance of obedience to God for success and encouraged them to uphold faithfulness and sincerity in their administration, seeing their roles as divine trust.

“You are in charge of the National Executive Committee of MOBA, and have a stake in the welfare and progress of teachers in our school and their nurture, for them to reach their maximum potential. This is a call of God on you to act faithfully and wisely,” he added.

Profile of Moses Kwesi Baiden Jnr. 

Moses Kwesi Baiden Jnr. attended Mfantsipim Senior Secondary School from 1978 to 1985.

He then pursued law at the University of Ghana and Ghana School of Law.

However, his entrepreneurial journey began during his first year at law school, and since 1990, he has been dedicated to business development, sales, marketing, and manufacturing.

As the founder and chairman of Margins Group and its 10 subsidiaries spanning seven nations, Moses Kwesi Baiden spearheads projects like the Ghana Card project through Identity Management Systems, promoting social and financial inclusion in the country.

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