Vice President Jalloh in his acceptance speech felt very honored to be adopted as a member of OBBA, describing the event as one of the finest in his lifetime. He maintained that OBBA celebration is always refreshing on Bo School campus, especially in Bo City which is considered as the center of gravity for “PA-O-PAISM.”
Dr. Jalloh said that the triple celebrations of OBBA, Bo School and the New Direction’s one year in governance are relevant to the celebration of scholarship. He defined scholarship as an art of going to school and explained that celebrating knowledge is necessary in order for society to function in modern days. He added that celebrating character that defines leadership is very critical to shape our nation, the country and the future of mankind.
The OBBA at 90 celebrations took place at a unique time in the history of Sierra Leone under the New Direction Government which places emphasis on education and has rolled-out the Free Quality Education programme. He informed his gathering about the payment of school fees for pupils in primary and secondary schools, and the provision of teaching and learning materials to over two million pupils in Sierra Leone. The Free Quality Education initiated by the SLPP Government, according to Dr. Jalloh, is because the government believes in human capital development which is critical to the future of Sierra Leone.