Basic Cycle in Lamin Village, Saturday held graduation and prize giving for 36
students who were the first batch of grade nine students to sit to The Gambia
Basic Education Certificate Examination (GABECE).
Delivering a statement before the cheerful students and parents, school principal Essa Touray said the day is important to them as the graduates are the first batch of grade nine students. “We graduate 36 students who are all prepared for the next challenge as they seek to continue their search for knowledge in various high schools across the country.”
Mr. Touray said Babylon school is the second oldest learning center in Lamin after St. Peters, saying the school grew from Nursery to lower basic and now upper basic school. “We are also determined to reach the next level of education in the near future.”
He said this year the school hired an educational expert from Holland who had a four-week intensive training with the entire staff. He said assessment records of the training show a massive improvement in student performance in grade nine and they hope to see the same improvement in NAT.