A cross section of the executive and members of the Old St. Andrew’s Student Association (OSASA) in Bo, has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, who also double as the flag bearer aspirant for the APC party, Dr. Samura M.W. Kamara, at the Minister’s office, Tower Hill, Freetown to congratulate him on his accomplishment and update him on the present status of the association.
Speaking on behalf of the Board of Governors, OSASA and the school administration, the National President of OSASA, Joseph Mbawa, congratulated Dr. Samura Kamara on his appointment as flag bearer of the APC noting that this has been a normal routine of the Association in celebrating the achievements of its membership. ‘You deserve what you are today’, Mr. Mbawa added. The OSASA national President further disclosed that this is the first time an alumnus of St. Andrews has attained this political appointment. He assured that they will usher support from their membership to produce the first Head of State of this nation from their alma mater.
Mr. Mbawa also updated the Minister on the present situation of the school with regards current cooperation between the Board of Governors and the School Management team, enrolment, staff, and infrastructural development among other issues. He appealed to the Minister for more support to the school especially the campus fencing to ensure security. The OSASA President concluded by extending invitation to Dr. Samura M.W. Kamara to serve as Keynote Speaker during the Speech Day expected to be hosted in February 2018, in Bo City.
Dr. Samura M.W. Kamara commended members of the Association for keeping the spirit of the association alive. He recalled several colleagues they schooled together lamenting that among their batch only few are alive. The Minister of Foreign Affairs has also consented to serve as guest speaker at the speech day ceremony in Bo. ‘I know I have a big role to play more so now…we all have a responsibility to promote and develop our alma mater’, Dr. Samura Kamara concluded.
The decoration of the Minister with the school and OSASA badges by Haja Mbalu climaxed the visit.
The ceremony was witnessed by the Director General and Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; and the Head of Section of Media and Public Affairs of the Ministry.