St Peter’s Upper and Technical Senior Schools last Friday held its 38th graduation for 254 students, who have just sat to the West African Senior Secondary Certificates Examination (WASSCE) 2018, at a ceremony held at the school ground in Lamin.
Speaking at the ceremony, principal of the school Paul F. Gomez said graduation is important since it marks the completion of a cohort of students at certain level of their educational pursuit.“The image of this institution is great and has been contributing to the improvement of The Gambia’s educational map because the changes it made in the lives of young men and women since her establishment is huge,” he added.
On the 2017/2018 annual report, Gomez highlighted on the progressive academic performance of the students, existence of a strong staff base to maintain the excellent performance, sports, extracurricular activities that the school offers, departmental activities and the administrative and auxiliary staff.
However, he revealed that the school is facing a lot of challenges which include the absence of utility vehicles and equipped science laboratories since the school performs remarkably in the sciences nationally and the renovation of classroom buildings.
For her part, Dr. Margaret Ellis, chief executive officer of Classik Consulting, who was guest speaker of the occasion, acknowledged that the theme of the graduation “Empowering Youths for a Better Africa” could not be more timely and appropriate for youth in the country than at this moment.
“Leadership is not a title, a position or power.It is simply influence and responsibility since God created man and empowered him with influential skills, abilities and gave him the opportunity to acquire education.