GTUCCU names office building after 3 late staff

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Gambia Teachers Union Cooperative Credit Union (GTUCCU) Saturday named its three office buildings at their secretariat in Kanifing after three late personalities.

The three offices were named after the late Alh. Ousman Ndow; former president of GTU, late Pa Ebrima O. Faal, former first vice president and late M.D. Tamsir Jallow; former General Manager of GTUCCU. The Union says the three personalities had contributed immensely to the overall development of the institution.

The Union’s president Martin Gomez praised the efforts of the three former staff in bringing the union to where it is today.

Basic and secondary education minister Claudiana A. Cole said it is an emotional occasion remembering the tireless efforts of the three deceased, saying this was a manifestation that their dedication to the teaching profession in The Gambia had never gone unnoticed and that it was something that would be remembered for years to come.

“Therefore, for GTU to honour them by naming the office building after them is a remarkable gesture and a step in the right direction,” she added.

General manager Baboucarr O. Joof  paid glowing tribute to late Tamsir Jallow, saying he began his career as a science teacher in 1970, before 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 has contributed enormously to most of the innovations of GTU especially in the setting up of the GTU Cooperative Credit Union,” he added.

Alhagie Omar J. Ndure also paid tribute to the late Alhagie Ousman Ndow, who he said, was the president of GTU for 10 years.”He demonstrated that truth, dignity and value must never be compromised and had supported the needy and he also developed the mind of the young people. He had passion for teaching and had taught in different schools.”

Former 1st vice president Adele M. Sock also remembered the tireless contribution of the late Pa Ebrima O. Faal, describing him as a charismatic leader, who contributed immensely to the success of GTU.

Author: Fatou B. Cham and Hawa Njie