‘Availability of vocational skills education centres is a matter of urgency’

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Malick Kanuteh, a Gambian has appealed to the government to make the provision of vocational education and skills training centre an urgent priority where fresh graduates from junior and senior secondary schools could acquire skills.

Mr. Kanuteh, who authored senior secondary school books, said measures should be put in place that would make Gambians welcome and appreciate skills development.

“More vocational and technical schools from grade 7 to tertiary level will help boost our GDP to double digit in the long run,” he said.

He observed that it will also enable the country to realize private sector driven economy as many Gambians will not depend on the government for gainful employment. “It is sad that out of the 13, 335 students who sat to the 2018 WASSCE, very few of them has good passes and the number increases annually and a good number of them did not progress to their tertiary education due to inadequate capital or below the required qualification.”

Author: Fatou Dem