GTU names office buildings after 3 late personalities

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Gambia’s Teachers Union (GTU) has named their office buildings after three of their late personalities at a ceremony held at the GTU Secretariat in Kanifing.

The three offices were named after the late Alhagie Ousman Ndow- former president of GTU, Late Pa Ebrima O Faal-former 1st vice president and Late Tamsir Jallow-former General Secretary, who have contributed towards the development of GTU.

Baboucarr O. Joof paid glowing tribute to the late Tamsir Jallow, saying the deceased began his career as a science teacher in 1970, moving on to managerial positions in secondary schools and becoming a senior curriculum officer and head of the Science Section of the Curriculum Development Centre of the Gambia in 1980.

“Late Tamsir contributed enormously to most of the innovations of GTU especially in the setting up of the GTU Cooperative Credit Union,” he added.

Alh. Omar J. Ndure hailed the late Alh. Ousman Ndow, a one-time president of GTU for 10 years, as someone who had demonstrated that truth, dignity, saying these values must never be compromised as he supported the needy and developed the mind of the young people.

He described him as someone who had passion for teaching and had taught in different schools.

He said: Ousman Alieu fought for the teacher’s right since serving the GTU first as vice president and later president in 1987.

Adele M. Sock equally paid glowing tribute to the late Pa Ebrima O. Faal, a former president of GTU, saying the deceased was a charismatic leader, who contributed immensely to the success of GTU.

Author: Fatou B. Cham