Annual Conference of Upper Basic School principals wraps up

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The 26th Annual conference of principals for Upper Basic Schools recently ended at the regional education directorate office in region 2 Brikama, West Coast Region.

The aim of the conference was to bring all principals under a single platform and discuss issues of importance to their various schools among other burning issues affecting them as well as to carve the way forward in addressing those issues in a holistic manner.

In his welcoming remark, Saja Sanneh, a senior educationist representing the regional director of region 2, expressed how  impressed the directorate is about the commitment of the various principals for ensuring that the annual conference becomes a reality.

He also praised the committee for drafting a sound program of activities or agenda that they discussed during the two-day meet.

According to Mr. Sanneh, the program of activities were discussed during the two-day meeting  and hoped there would be a headway in addressing issues of concern to members.

For his part, Mohammed F. Jabbi, principal of Brufut Upper and Senior Secondary School, who doubles as the chairman of the principals of conference of upper basic schools, said the conference of principals  was established on 24th November 1990.

He said they did not only discuss about their issues, but also the children that they are caring for in their schools, adding that they have more that  94,000 children in the Upper Basic Schools, hence every day they could make an impact  in their lives.

According to Master Jabbi, issues that they discussed during the two- day, particularly issues coming from the human resources at the Ministry of Education and other sectors was key and needed to be effectively ironed out.

Master Jabbi said it was of paramount importance to come together as principals or heads of schools and discuss issues affecting them and see possible ways of resolving them.

He said the two-day forum was a rare opportunity or platform for principals to share ideas and experience in improving their standard of operations at the school level.  

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh