Our reporter who recently visited the school in Central River Region south said the students thanked the Gambian leader, President Yahya Jammeh, for easing their transportation conundrum by providing the school with two buses but they lamented that the school lacks adequate learning materials, especially at the science department.
The students said they need intervention from the government, the private sector, NGOs and civil society organisations as well as individual philanthropists and Good Samaritans both in and out of The Gambia.
Aja Nyanga Darboe, a grade 10 student of BSSS, said their main challenge in the school now is solving the problem of lack of proper learning materials, especially in the science lab.
She appealed to the Gambia government to quickly look into their problem.
Sona Darboe, also a grade10 science student, explained that as science students, they normally “suffer a lot” during practical lessons because no proper material at the lab for such lessons.
Jarrie Jawla, a student, said another major challenge of the school is scarcity of computers and science lab materials.
The grade 10 student however challenged her fellow students to be steadfast and committed to their education in spite of the challenge.