senior secondary school Saturday emerged as winner of Interlink Global College
annual inter-schools debate and drama competition that was organised for senior
secondary schools held at the Buffer Zone in Tallinding on Saturday.
the debate, Isatou Jammeh and Sarjo Kuyateh from John Pickering Senior
Secondary school spoke for the motion that the lackadaisical attitude of
students toward learning is the fault of homes and not schools and was against
by Isatou Keita and Ousman Jaiteh of Kotu Senior secondary school.
and Sarjo argued that students’ laziness nowadays come from homes due to the
excessive domestic chores they are subjected to before going to school. They
said virtually, every student has a smartphone today, which they carry to
school. They said their parents at home and that is diverting their focus more
on social media, which make them to be lackadaisical in their educational, give
these phones to them.
and Ousman of Kotu senior who debated against the motion said schools are
exposed to qualify and not well-trained teachers, which is the cause of
students’ laziness nowadays. “And how do you think society will expect students
to gain knowledge when their teachers themselves do not understand what they
argued that most of the teachers focus on fast learners during classes leaving
slow learners to struggle for themselves and that have also being leading to
students’ laziness in school.
Bah and Fatou Sillah from Mingdaw Senior secondary school who also debated for
the motion on the topic Developing countries should concentrate on improving
industrial skills than promoting education, said the government should invest
more into education than industrial skills, arguing that without education
there will be no industrial development.
Saho and Mariama Ceesay of Masroor senior secondary school debated against the
motion, arguing that there are few white-coloured jobs available in the country
and if industrial skills are improved then the rate of unemployment will
Global College chief executive officer Momodou Lamin Darboe said, “I am so
delighted to see young people with so much talent. We started this programme
some two years ago with different schools.”
Darboe appealed to the government to support them in creating an environment
where young people can showcase their talent to the world.
senior secondary school won both the debate and drama competitions and were
presented with a trophy and Masroor senior secondary school took second
position while Mingdaw senior secondary
school became the first runner up.