newly built nursery school called Mandela Academy School in Kerr Sering was
inaugurated on Monday at a ceremony held at the school premises attended by
officials from the ministry of education, the sponsors, teachers, students and
a cross section of the community.
Established in 2018, the school is funded by philanthropists from the Netherlands. It has a current population of 53 students.
Headmaster Albert Young said contributing to life and social status of other people is a worthy engagement, saying the school wouldn’t have existed without the support of the sponsors.
He said the establishment of the school would go a long way in complementing government efforts towards achieving quality education in the country, while expressing optimism that the school will set standards in terms of quality and excellence.
Mr. Young urged students to take up their education with seriousness and called on teachers to leave up to expectation in ensuring that the school achieve its desired goals.
Alhagie Omar Bittaye, Alkalo of Kerr Serign, emphasised the significance of education, calling it the backbone of a country. “No nation can develop in the absence of vibrant education system. The donors’ support is of great importance to the community and the country at large.”
Guest speaker Musa Mendy commended the donors for their effort in contributing to the improvement of Gambia’s education system, saying 99% of students who will be enrolled in the school will certainly become doctors, engineers, lawyers, and renewed teachers.
He said the ministry of education appreciates such development initiatives, while thanking the donors for investing their resources into Gambia’s education system.
Malang Kuyateh from the region 2-education directorate said their role is to ensure that any child in school has quality education.