Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – At the COBA-UK Platinum Jubilee Dinner, the Dean of the Consular Corps’ in Sierra Leone, Adonis Abboud, rallied old boys to spearhead a transformative educational agenda. Drawing inspiration from the 70th anniversary celebration of Christ the King College (CKC), Abboud challenged the alumni association to not only reminisce but to reshape the educational landscape of Sierra Leone.
In his address, Abboud emphasized CKC’s pivotal role in Sierra Leonean education and hinted at a transformative gift during the upcoming King’s Week of celebration. The announcement left attendees buzzing with anticipation.
Acknowledging COBA-UK’s recognition of CKC as a matriarch, Abboud urged alumni associations worldwide to play a more significant role in supporting education. He underscored their potential as staunch supporters, fundraisers, and advocates for positive change in the education sector.
Abboud passionately addressed the challenges in Sierra Leone’s education system, calling for a holistic reform approach. He appealed for increased collaboration between the private sector, media, and communities to enhance access to quality education through sponsorships, aids, and infrastructure development.
In a thought-provoking twist, Abboud questioned the current trend of lavishing rewards on entertainers while neglecting academic achievers. He stressed the need for brands and individuals to redirect their support towards celebrating and rewarding academic brilliance.
Abboud highlighted the urgency to align education with global trends, particularly in emerging fields like nanotechnology and the Metaverse. He urged COBA to champion innovative approaches, fostering creativity and adaptability among students.
Abboud delivered a stern message on the moral decay resulting from the educational crisis. He called on society, including parents and influencers, to actively participate in reforming the educational system and safeguarding the future.
As COBA-UK prepares for the climax of CKC’s 70th-anniversary celebrations, Adonis Abboud’s compelling call to action echoes beyond the banquet hall, setting the stage for a potential educational renaissance in Sierra Leone. The eyes of the nation now turn to the unfolding King’s Week, anticipating the unveiling of COBA-UK’s promised gift to CKC and the potential paradigm shift in Sierra Leone’s education sector. OG/14/11/2023