Issued: Tuesday 27 March 2018
At least 20 outstanding students across the country were Monday awarded by Trust Bank Ltd. on its Excellence in New Millennium 2018, at Kairaba Beach Hotel.
The award was based on the previous Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examination (GABECE).
The recipients of the awards are: Jerreh Saidy, Philip M Goba, Ancha Sar, Oumie Faal, Ndey Mariam Camara, Uyamadu Rejoice Favour from St. Therese’s Upper Basic School; Licka Sarge from Ndow’s Comprehensive Upper Basic School; Ousman Kuyateh from St. Peter’s Upper Basic School; Jabou M. Jadama from Kunkujang Keitaya Upper Basic School and Cherno S. Jallow from Tahir Ahmadiyya Muslim Upper Basic school.
The second segment of the award which is a cash prize of D10, 000.00 went to St Therese’s Upper Basic School for producing the candidate with the best results.
The third segment of the award which is also a cash prize of D20, 000.00 went to St. Therese’s Upper Basic School for producing the highest number of awardees.
During the award presentation, Ebrahim Sallah, managing director of Trust Bank said it’s the 15th edition of the Excellence in the New Millennium Award Ceremony in recognising the 10 top outstanding students from the Grade 9 exams.
He commended the awardees for their hard work in their excellent results and West Africa Examination Council for providing the list of 10 top students.
He added that the purpose for the award is to help promote quality education, acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the hard work and deserving girls and boys.
“Gambia Methodist Academy has always tapped the list with the highest number of awardees and also the most outstanding student, but interestingly enough the trend has changed for the first time last year” he lamented.
For her part, Claudiana Cole, minister of Basic and Secondary Education said the award is indeed motivating and inspiring not only to the students but to the parents, teachers and MoBSE as well.
“We are inspired that Trust Bank has embarked on this journey with MoBSE as we strive to provide quality education to the children of The Gambia” she said.
She believed that the students that are being awarded will be an inspiration to others as they walk in with their certificates so that the other students will work hard to earn such.
“Education is the bedrock of development; we have been told and every other aspect of development hinches on education; for that being the case, without education then there could be no other development” she noted