(36) students of Bundung Lower Basic School on Thursday received learning
materials and school uniforms from the newly-formed Bundung Lower Basic Ex-
students association held at the school ground.
The presentation was meant to encourage the students, particularly the female ones to perform well and excel in their exams.
A special package with cash of D1500 for lunch and D450 for study fee was given to one Fatoumatta Ceesay, a Grade 4 student for her most outstanding academic performance.
In his short brief remark about the association, the interim president Mr Fabakary Camara, a long-serving teacher of the school since 1991 to date, said that the association, initially formed through whatsApp group and now registered was aimed at promoting students’ general welfare, development and excellent academic performance through creating a vibrant association which could actively bring all ex-students of Bundung Lower Basic School to participate and contribute immensely to the school.
Mr Camara added that the objective of the association includes safeguarding the educational process of the school, encourage amicable relationship between its members and current students of the school, and encourage positive dialogue with appropriate authorities whenever the need arises as well as to enable the ex-students of the school to speak with a single voice on major issues.
He urged the ex–students to take ownership of the school and contribute their quota to the development and welfare of the school.
In her welcoming remark, Madam Isatou Jallow, headmistress of the school, gave a brief history of the school, recalling that the school was established in September 1984 with sixty (60) student and few teachers but now the school was boosting of six thousand students with two hundred teachers and storey buildings.
Madam Jallow sincerely commended her mentor; Mrs Kumba Manneh for her tireless and pivotal role in transforming the school from local to a well established standard school during the past years, noting that the credit goes to her.
She thanked the ex-student for their foresight and laudable kind gesture to the school, emphasising that it would help the school in its drive to ensure and provide quality education to the students as well as encourage them to take their education seriously.
Pa Ali Ceesay, who spoke on behalf of the parents, also echoed similar sentiments and thanked the association and the school management and staff for their endless and tireless efforts in ensuring the development and welfare of the students, urging them to continue to keep up the good work.
Among the speakers included Mr Musa Colley, Chairman of the School Management Committee (SMC), Basiru Mbenga, Principal Education Officer (PEO) Region One, KMC Mayoral aspirant, Bakary Badjie, Sulayman Jammeh, Ward Councillor Bundung Six Junction and Mauritania, all expressed similar sentiments, commending and encouraging the association to keep up the momentum and urged other ex-students and non ex-students to emulate.
Captain Momodou J. Manneh was master of the ceremony whilst Pa Modou Keita delivered the vote of thanks.