Methodist Boys High School, the third oldest school in Sierras Leone after Sierra Leone Grammar School, Annie Walsh Memorial School and St. Joseph Convent has on Thursday 6th April, 2017 celebrated one hundred and forty-three years of successful existence.
Welcoming guests, Alumni Association, Past and Current Pupils and well-wishers into the occasion at the Methodist Boys High School compound in Kissy, East of Freetown, Acting Principal, Senior School Division, Mr. Ibrahim Gibril Backarr proudly welcome all in to the great celebration. He reminded his audience that the Methodist Boys High School was found on the 6th April, 1874 and has produced great men and women of this nation. He added that, the school has produced two vice presidents, CA Kamara-Taylor and FM Minah (both APC); father of current Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Hon. Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, Edward Babatunde Gustavus Blyden (RIP); Dr. Mohamed Tunde MAcharthy; CEO Tumac Group of Companies, former Mayor of Freetown City Council, Herbert George Williams, to name but few.
Guest Speaker, Mr. Alan Lewis speak on the topic INDISCIPLINE. Mr. Lewis characterize indiscipline to the home, Church, school and the Nation. He said, the home prepares the child to instill discipline before starts schooling. Mr. Lewis continuing that, the church today has turned into another place rather than a place of worship. Parents left their children to roam around the church during services. Services don’t start Intime. “When certain members misbehave and they are corrected, they rebel against the church authority”
To the school, indiscipline is very rampant. Violent in sporting activities, clique activities among school going pupils and examination malpractices has become a common thing in schools. He furthered that indiscipline in the community and the nation at large.
“Law enforcement officers cannot have enforced simple traffic rules. Street trading is the order of the day, stores are being erected in places where pedestrians should walk, young ladies dress half naked, men dress like women” he noted Mr. Alan Lewis charged current pupils and his audience to be discipline in building a brighter future for Sierra Leone.
The Alumni Association President, Mr. Emile Nylander informed his audience that as the tradition of the school, the Alumni Association of MBHS will be host a cricket match with the Old Boys Association of the Sierra Leone Grammar School on Saturday 8th April, 2017 at the Prince of Wales Secondary School in Kingtom and the celebration will be climax with the Thanks Giving Service and a Match on Sunday 9th, April, 2017.
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