At Its 113th Foundation Day Celebration… Albert Academy Honours Past Principals

 

By Alhaji Mansaray

The 113th Foundation Day celebration of the Albert Academy ended recently at the school’s grounds.

Speaking at the ceremony, the President of the Albert Academy Alumni Association, Justice Alhaji Abu .B. King said, among other things, that when he took over as president of the alumni in November last year, his first priority was to tackle indiscipline in the school, adding that with the help of his executive, they have been able to make significant impact by ensuring that pupils behave themselves in and outside the school in a manner which expected of them. He furthered that with the support of Africell, his executive embarked on a personal project by giving a facelift to the school compound. The project, he said, worked on the school’s terrace and the perimeter fence with barbwires and billboards. He further informed that the project, cost Africell a whooping sum of Le60million. The school’s boarding home, he said, is currently under reconstruction. He added that he his executive has also beautified the school campus with beautiful flowers. He further informed that any time soon the school will return to its formal single shift system.

Justice Alhaji Abu B. King cautioned old members of the school who are sending negative messages on WhatsApp, to refrain from that, adding that they are just detractors who hardly attend school meetings but only sit in their big offices condemning without making any contribution to the school. He however assured that his executive is determined to take Albert Academy to a higher height while thanking the U.K and Atlanta Georgia branches for their support to the school.

Justice Abu King personally constructed a flower garden in honour of the late Principal of the school, Max Bailor. The garden was dedicated by Bishop Yambasu of the United Methodist Church. Two former teachers in the 60s, both over over 80 years, Mrs. Smith an English Language teacher and Mr. L.O.J Lisk a Latin teacher were honoured at the ceremony.

In his contribution, the son of the former Principal of the school, Mr. Buffy Bailor gave an historical background of the school. Several speakers commended the President and team of the Alumni Association for their hard work.

A businessman who is also an old boy of the school, Christopher Murana who spoke to this press said, the Alumni association has restored the school to its past glory, citing the fencing of the school compound and the planned one shift system.

Meanwhile, the school, past Sunday, 8th October, 2017, observed its thanks giving service on the school ground in a low-key fashion, in honour of the principal of the Junior Secondary school, Frederick Coker who died recently.