Nursery School last Saturday held its 8th graduation ceremony at the school
Speaking at the ceremony, Fatima Cole-Keita, the school headmistress, said the school is 17 years old, but still not on its footing, saying it currently has enrolled 265 pupils out of which 125 are boys and 140 are girls.
She explained that there are six classrooms, one for toddlers, one for level 1 and two each for levels 2 and 3. “We have teaching staff strength of ten and seven of them are qualified and three unqualified teachers and two volunteers and one who is going to College.”
According to her, one of their major constraints is non-timely payment of pupils’ school bills by some parents, something he said, makes teaching difficult for some teachers. “If they do not pay, how can the teachers be paid and if the teachers are not paid how do we expect our children to learn.’’
She further stated that there are some children, who attend school from the first to third terms without having a single pencil or exercise book to write on, let alone paying their bills.
She appealed to parents to pay attention to their children and urged them to invest in their children’s education. She acknowledged that education is the power and key to success.
Fatoumatta Sissokho, guest speaker of the occasion also urged parents to invest in their children’s education, as they are the future leaders.